Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley would meet again on November 10 if Pacquiao is upset on June 9. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
If Timothy Bradley pulls off the big upset over Manny Pacquiao on June 9 in Las Vegas, a rematch is already set for November 10, Bob Arum tells the Manila Bulletin:
"This is the reason why I haven’t talked about any other fight with Manny other than this upcoming fight with Bradley," said Arum.
Arum checked on Bradley’s preparation in the desert city of Indio, California, and was awestruck by Bradley’s confidence level and demeanor.
It can be argued this is a sign that Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO) is definitely not looking past Bradley (28-0, 12 KO), which is a good idea considering Manny's not getting younger or better anymore, and Bradley is an unbeaten athlete in his prime who has nothing to lose with this fight.
I honestly believe at this point that anyone expecting a blowout is going to be stunned with this one. I'm really expecting a good, competitive fight, possibly another one with a scoring controversy at the end. Tim Bradley really does have a pretty huge confidence level right now, or else he's able to make me believe he has one, which could be good enough anyway.
Chances are you can probably figure Pacquiao as fighting again on November 10, win or lose against Bradley.