As the weekend draws closer, excitement continues to build for the big Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley boxing showdown this Saturday night. Pacquiao vs. Bradley airs this Saturday, July 9 on HBO PPV starting at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. And don't forget to join us here at Bloody Elbow for a live discussion and round by round coverage Saturday night.
Manny Pacquiao is one of the few boxers today whose appeal transcends boxing fans and reaches out to a more casual audience. As a result, for every Pacquiao fight, there are plenty of fans tuning in who may not be quite as familiar with Manny, and considerably less so with his opponent.
For those kind of casual fans, HBO offers a look at the fight that might be particularly helpful. Their Under the Lights series breaks down the fight to give you a sense of what to look for Saturday night. They take a look at each fighter's strengths and how the pair matches up. It's a cool video, and at just two minutes, well worth your time.
Check out Pacquiao vs. Bradley Under the Lights: