Yesterday I posted Adrien Broner’s response to Bob Arum shutting down his fight against Manny Pacquiao.  In that article I also mentioned that Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Jr. for the 3rd time was gaining the most traction.  Well here we are… Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Part III is set.

The countdown to the end of Manny Pacquiao’s historic boxing career is officially underway. More than 21 years after turning pro way back in 1995, the former eight-division champ will fight for what could be the final time in his Hall of Fame-bound career on April 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event will feature a familiar foe, as the wildly popular southpaw from Philippines will face Timothy Bradley Jr. for a third time. “The deal is in place,” Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told BoxingScene.com. “Manny still has to announce it, which should come (soon).”

The bout will come two years – almost to the day – after their April ’14 rematch, in which Pacquiao claimed a unanimous decision win to regain his welterweight title. The feat avenged a highly questionable loss he suffered to Bradley in their June ’12 clash.

“We won’t sell it as Manny’s final fight,” Arum told BoxingScene.com on Tuesday. “We won’t do that for the simple fact that – anything could happen. Sure, it could very well be his last ever fight. But should he turn around one day and say he wants to fight again, we will look like a bunch of hucksters in selling the fight that way.

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