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Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 PPV price in the U.S, fight time

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Tonight, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will face nemesis Tim Bradley for the latter's WBO Welterweight Title. Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View (PPV) and for the third time in as many bouts, Americans will pay $59.99 to view a Pacquiao fight.

Add $10 for the high definition (HD) version.

Fight Time: 9pm ET 
Start time for main event: Approx. 11pm to 11:30 pm ET

How to Order
Order throught your cable service provider.

Pacquiao vs Bradley I in June 2012 garnered 900,000 PPV buys. Will their rematch yield more?

Given 1) the immediate aftermath of Pacquiao vs Bradley I was unprecedented and 2) Bradley's recent wins over the surging Ruslan Provodnikov and PacMan foe Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank is undoubtedly hoping to yield well over one million buys for tonight's showdown.

Prior to last December, Pacquiao bouts were a bit cheaper for normal and HD options.

So what gives?

At $59.95 per buy, Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 in December 2012 generated upwards of $70 million in revenue, matching the PPV earnings of Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 eleven months prior despite generating roughly 300,000 fewer sales.

The difference?
By charging and additional $5 for last December's bout, any attrition in earnings resulting from reduced purchases were mitigated if not entirely buffered.

Moreover, the standard viewing price for Mayweather vs Canelo in September 2013, which eclipsed two million PPV buys, was even pricier than tonight's showdown, proving fans will pay higher rates if intrigued by the fight card.

Incidentally, Mayweather vs Canelo cost Americans $69.99 for the standard version and $79.99 HD.

Top Rank is relying on hardcore fans who won't be able to resist seeing Manny Pacquiao attempt to exact revenge, regardless of price.

Warning: Some cable providers may attempt to trick you by prominently advertising $69.99 as the set price. Only pay that amount if you want the HD version. Find the standard viewing option if you'd prefer to spend $59.99.

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Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 Actual fight time
As usual, the broadcast will start Saturday at 9 PM ET stateside. Actual flight time for the main event will likely be closer to 11pm or 11:30pm ET.


Post Pacquiao vs Bradley I tidbits
  • A growing contingent of fans who, after watching the fight again, claim Bradley did, in fact, do enough to win or that the bout was too close to call.

  • A viral video was released that showcased numerous pro Pacquiao flubs made by HBO's commentators leaving some fans second-guessing the competence and/or impartiality of fight analysts as well as the "robbery" that allegedly took place.

  • US Senate inquiries and calls for reform were pursued

  • Judge Duane Ford's very public assertion that Bradley gave Pacquiao a "boxing lesson" and his 'Dancing with the Stars' analogy had millions fuming

  • A thorough re-examination of the verdict was performed by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the sanctioning organization for the bout. All five judges scored the bout for Manny Pacquiao.

  • And yes, the judges received death threats

Manny Pacquiao vs Tim Bradley 2 logistics and broadcast details
  • Date: Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
  • Time: 9pm ET/6pm PT
  • Actual Fight Time for Main Event: Closer to 11pm ET
  • Location: MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV, US
  • Genre: BoxingStereo|SAP

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