LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao barely escaped to fight another day, and needed 28 stitches to close the cut over his right eye.
Juan Manuel Marquez had nearly ended his remarkable run, but that didn't stop Pacquiao from singing at his post-fight concert and partying the night away with his huge entourage.
He returns to the ring Saturday night, determined to show his last outing was nothing more than a fluke.
Little known, Cathedral City native Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley will be his opponent in a fight that could either end Pacquiao's lucrative career or revitalize it.
The Filipino Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO's) faces Bradley (28-0, 12 KO') for the WBO Welterweight Title.
Pacquiao choose Timothy Bradley as his opponent on June 9 after a failed negotiation on the possible Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight.
At weigh-in on Friday, Pacquiao hit 147 pounds and Bradley one pound less.
This time, though, there will be no concert, and no party.
Win or lose, the only thing on Pacquiao's post-fight agenda is a Bible study session and some time with his wife.