Craig Metcalfe has been added to the three-judge panel for Manny Pacquiao’s rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday after judge John Keane fell ill.
The Nevada Athletic Commission announced the switch after Keane bowed out, electing to stay home in Britain.
Metcalfe, who is from Canada, will join Nevada’s Glenn Trowbridge and Florida’s Michael Pernick.
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The first time that Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley stepped inside of the ring, it appeared clear that Pacquiao walked away from the bout victorious. However, the judges on hand decided to make a highly controversial decision and scored the bout in favor of Bradley.
Now, Pacquiao and Bradley will square off for a second time April 12 on pay-per view for the WBO welterweight title and the Nevada State Athletic Commission allowed the fighters to have a say on who will be judging the bout.
“What the commission did was give us a whole list of officials that were being considered — judges and referees — and then we circulated it to both camps and we said knock out anybody that you feel may not be suitable,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, via ESPN.com.
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Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 is drawing near and Timothy ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley is feeling so confident that he is assuring everybody that he is going to win the rematch!
The highly anticipated rematch between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten American Timothy Bradley will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 12, 2014.
The unbeaten Timothy Bradley is confident he can win convincingly this time around as he already knows what to expect from Pacman.
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Brandon Rios could come back this June from his November 2013 loss to Manny Pacquiao, and his subsequent suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, according to Top Rank’s Bob Arum.
“We’ve been discussing opponents and dates with him. I just had a conversation with his manager this morning,” Arum told BoxingScene.com on Feb. 28. “We’re not in a position to announce anything yet, but we will have an announcement probably within the next 10 days.”
One bout that is a possibility is a fight with Ruslan Provodnikov. But Arum also said that if a proposed bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado cannot be made, then he would perhaps seek a third fight between Rios and Alvarado, whose rivalry is tied up at one win apiece.
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Brandon Rios, details his intense rivalry with Victor Ortiz in an exclusive sit-down interview with FOX 11′s James Koh.
Unlike other manufactured fighter dramas, Rios said his beef with his former friend and training partner is very real with Rios claiming Ortiz orchestrated threats that ultimately led to one man pulling a gun on Rios back in 2008.
“He got people to come after us, me and (trainer) Robert (Garcia),” Rios said. “He was having people call my phone, making threats saying ‘You better keep Victor Ortiz’s name out of your mouth.’”
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