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So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest fights of 2012, Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley on June 9 on HBO pay-per-view. Previously: the stakes of Pacquiao-Bradley. Next: a preview of the undercard.Boxing's power couple, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, have each, since their rise to the top of the sport, mostly fought souls with at least a chance of having been heard of by the casual or non fan. Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez -- these men all had name recognition, one way or another. Most of the names also had at least some kind of following; Victor Ortiz, who was on the obscure end of Mayweather opponents, at least had been a proven ticketseller and television ratings draw. The one real exception to the rule has been Joshua Clottey, the nearly anonymous Ghanaian Pacquiao fought in 2010.Enter Timothy Bradley as the latest exception. Even with HBO's 24/7 documentary program introducing him to the casual fan in recent weeks, ...
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