Pacquiao vs Bradley: Manny Pacquiao Causes Delay, Stretching Calves Before Fight

Manny Pacquiao has caused a delay before his fight with Timothy Bradley, and is reportedly stretching his calves before the bout. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Update (11:41 p.m. EDT): Manny Pacquiao was just shown walking into his dressing room, with his wraps on, but not gloved yet. It could still be a bit before he's ready to get to the ring and get this fight underway.

Though the Heat vs Celtics game seven ended in plenty of time for tonight's Pacquiao vs Bradley main event to start on time, HBO's Jim Lampley reports that although Timothy Bradley is ready to come to the ring for the fight, and he was shown on-camera as ready to go, Manny Pacquiao is currently not in his dressing room, and has yet to glove up for the fight.

It's an odd late turn of events which may mean something, may mean absolutely nothing. Pacquiao arrived to the building much later than Bradley did, and was only shown backstage watching the NBA game.

Bottom line: It is time for the main event right now, and the fighters should be in the ring soon. But we can't really be sure, because this is pretty unusual. The premature end of the Jorge Arce vs Jesus Rojas fight has also been given some of the blame for the delay.

Update: Manny Pacquiao is reportedly stretching his calves on the treadmill, which Freddie Roach says was planned.

Second Update: Timothy Bradley spoke with HBO's Max Kellerman, and said, "It don't bother me at all."

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