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Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Who wins the rematch? Vote in the poll! (April 12, 2014)

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley meet again tonight in Las Vegas. Will Bradley make good on his claims that he's truly better than Pacquiao, or does the "Pac-Man" get his revenge?

Jeff Gross

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will clash once again tonight on HBO pay-per-view, returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, where 22 months ago at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Bradley's hand was raised in a stunning split decision victory over Manny, a verdict few agreed with apart from judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford.

Tonight, Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO) looks to regain the WBO welterweight title belt he lost to Bradley (31-0, 12 KO) in that fight. They've come to the rematch via very different paths. In December 2012, Pacquiao was brutally knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez, then took an 11-month break from active duty before facing Brandon Rios in a tailor-made bounce-back fight in Macau, winning handily and looking refreshed in the process.

Bradley, meanwhile, sat out nine months before facing Ruslan Provodnikov in what was supposed to be a tune-up return on HBO last March, but turned into a Fight of the Year war, with Bradley showing toughness, heart, and an ability to go toe-to-toe with a determined slugger who had nothing to lose. Bradley eked out the decision that night, then looked fantastic in out-boxing Juan Manuel Marquez in October of last year.

Will any of their fights since their first fight matter tonight? Bradley is a different style than Rios or Marquez, and Pacquiao obviously a different style than Marquez or Provodnikov.

Will Bradley be better than last time? Will Pacquiao get the revenge many don't even feel he truly needs?

(Poll will close at 10:00 pm EDT)

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