Las Vegas – Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight title against junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. on June 9th at MGM Grand inLas Vegas. Bradley, who is a perfect 28-and-0 with 12 knockouts, will have to move up in weight to challenge Pacquiao for his title. The hope of a long-anticipated Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight ended last week when “Mayweather” signed on to fight Miguel Cotto on May 5th.
Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao waves to the crowd after attending a mass at the Quiapo Church in Manila on November 21, 2011 after arriving from the US. Pacquiao defended his WBO welterweight title against Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in a majority 12 round decision on November 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)Credit: Getty Images