Bob Arum and his Top Rank Promotions were in Los Angeles on Tuesday January 19th hosting a press conference for the April 9th Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley bout at the MGM Grand.
Not even the arrival stateside of Philippino icon Pacquiao could take away the “ho-hum” nature of this press conference.
Yes, many Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley are set to fight for the third time, but neither man really made for a great sound-byte and the press conference was business as usual.
The normal parade of executives from the venue or the cable company droned on for the majority of the time.
Arum did announce that pre-sales for tickets to the fight were going well, and that tickets would almost certainly sell out.
Ticket sales begin this Friday, January 22nd and prices range from $150 to $1200 dollars.
During his time on the microfone, Arum turned things up a bit by pointing out the all-hispanic nature of the undercard, using that to take a backhanded shot against republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Later, Arum appeared to endorse Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but perhaps the most interesting moment of the whole press conference came when the 84 year old promoter spent some on-air time flirting with the Corona Girls.
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