Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao ‘Face Off’ airs Saturday


The April 12 rematch between WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao will be preceded the HBO premiere of Face Off with Max Kellerman, starting Saturday at 11:45 p.m., ET/PT.

In his past three fights, Bradley dethroned Pacquiao by split decision in June 2012, rose from a 12th-round knockdown to unanimously decision Ruslan Provodnikov in March 2013 and then won a split-decision over four-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Marquez in October.

After the Bradley fight, in December 2012, Pacquiao lost by sixth-round stoppage to Marquez, against whom Pacquiao is 2-1-1, before winning a unanimous decision over Brandon Rios in his most recent fight last November.

The WBO has declared that the winner of Bradley-Pacquiao II must face that between Marquez and Mike Alvarado, who will fight on May 17.



Puerto Rican super middleweight Roberto Acevedo (8-1-0, 5 KOs), a 27 year-old survivor, will face Lee Campbell (6-0, 3 KOs) on the undercard of the April 4 heavyweight bout between Steve Cunningham and Amir Mansour at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa., Main Events announced on Thursday.

Cunningham-Mansour will take place on an NBC Sports Net Fight Night card.

Acevedo was told on two occasions before the start of his professional career that he would never fight again — once after he suffered three gunshot wounds as the victim of a drive-by shooting, and another time after he was hit by a drunk driver.