Manny Pacquiao showed he’s not done yet on Saturday by thoroughly beating the previously-undefeated Timothy Bradley around the ring the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao avenged his completely unjust split decision loss from their first fight and showed that even at 35 he could take on one of the best fighters in the world and completely outclass him.
Now the question is, who will be next for Pacquiao? Fortunately, we won’t be wondering for long, as Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has made it fairly obvious who the Filipino superstar will face off with in his next fight.
Arum is pushing his next big fight on the public hard. Long-time Pacquiao nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) will face Colorado tough guy Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) at the Forum in Los Angeles on May 17. The winner of that bout will be the mandatory challenger for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title, and behind the scenes, things have been set up for whoever wins to face Pacquiao, likely in November.