Today at 2:30 p.m. EDT, the undercard fighters for Saturday night's Pacquiao vs Bradley pay-per-view event will all get together in Las Vegas for their final press conference, shunned aside on Wednesday but now in the dim spotlight today.
(Did you know media has a tent outside this time? According to Bob, it's, like, even better than being allowed inside, if you really think about it.)
Anyway, Mike Jones faces Randall Bailey for the vacant IBF welterweight title, Guillermo Rigondeaux defends the WBA super bantamweight title against Teon Kennedy, and Jorge Arce faces Jesus Rojas in another super bantamweight bout. Those fighters will all be in attendance today.
For those who want to know the running order on the PPV this Saturday, it will go:
- Rigondeaux vs Kennedy
- Jones vs Bailey
- Arce vs Rojas
- Pacquiao vs Bradley
A very wise move. I know the first two are world title fights and all, but Arce has the fight least likely to suck the life out of the audience right before the main event.
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