Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas Monday; MGM Grand set for welcome
LAS VEGAS—Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao arrived Monday night here ahead of his third showdown against Timothy Bradley on Saturday.
Pacquiao checked in at his suite in the 60th floor of Mandalay Bay’s Delano, where he regularly stays during his fights here. Pacquiao also checked in here when when he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year.
The eight-boxing champion and his entourage left for the 435-km trip to Nevada’s gambling haven from Los Angeles in the afternoon after a quick workout at Wild Card Gym.
Over at the posh MGM Grand, where Pacquiao and Bradley will face off for the third time, the stage is set for the boxers’ grand welcome Tuesday noon.
A makeshift ring adorned with posters of the bout stands in the middle of the lobby, where they will be met with fans for their formal arrival.
Bradley, who wrapped up his training camp in Palm Springs, is scheduled to arrive past noon followed by Pacquiao, who will be aboard the custom bus wrapped in his images.
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