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Ashanti will take on the National Anthem at the upcoming rematch between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, Jr. 

According to Top Rank Boxing, Ashanti will also be putting her money on Pacquiao.  She says she's "such a huge fan" of the former champ.  Apparently, she was even personally invited by Pacquiao to perform the National Anthem. 

Pacquiao explains that he first met Ashanti at a New York Knicks game in February.  After telling her he was a "big fan," the boxer immediately asked if she would sing at his next fight.  Pacquiao adds that "the Knicks may have lost that night, but I felt like the biggest winner in the world."  

The world welterweight championship event will take place on Saturday, April 12th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.  Pacquiao lost his first fight to Bradley back in 2012.  The bout ended Pacquiao's reign as the welterweight champion. 

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