The battle between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley is sure to grab all of the headlines on Saturday night, but there are three other interesting bouts that will take place before the main event. The Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight is scheduled to begin about 9 p.m. locally; here is the schedule and a few predictions from Brent Brookhouse, SB Nation's boxing guru.
Vacant IBF Welterweight Title: Mike Jones (26-0, 19 KO) vs. Randall Bailey (42-8, 36 KO)
Brookhouse: "If Bailey lands flush he can hurt Jones. We've seen Jones prove vulnerable in his sloppiest moments and maybe he gets excited on PPV going after his first ever world title and leaves an opening.
But the much more likely outcome is that Jones beats Bailey up over twelve rounds. I think as Mike works him over, the opportunity will be there for a stoppage, but I think Mike Jones will play it safe and win by wide decision."
WBA World Super Bantamweight Title: Guillermo Rigondeaux (c) (9-0, 7 KO) vs. Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7 KO)
Brookhouse: "Kennedy has only lost once in his career, that being two fights ago when outpointed by Alejandro Lopez. His last fight was a draw with Christopher Martin to put him at 0-1-1 in his last 2, but here he is...challenging for a world title.
Kennedy was also a part of one of boxing's great recent tragedies when Francisco Rodriguez died following their 2009 bout. Being a part of such an incident can make it hard for a boxer to continue fighting but Kennedy has been able to continue on respectably since.
This shouldn't be too much of a challenge, it's more about seeing if Rigondeaux can get the stoppage. Given what I've seen from both men I think he can so I'll take Guillermo Rigondeaux by TKO in four."
Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KO) vs. Jesus Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KO)
Brookhouse: "Arce is better at this age than Rojas will ever be, but Arce is also a fighter who can't seem to get away from wars, especially on bigger stages. There will be moments where Rojas has success because getting hit far too often is a thing that Jorge does, but in the end Arce will have his hand raised after a mid-round TKO."
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