BRADLEY'S TRAINER: KNOCKING OUT BRADLEY A HARD TASK FOR PACQUIAO

"Pacquiao better ko tim, says Bradley's trainer. Manny Pacquiao needs no less than a
knockout if he wants to get past Timothy Bradley in their rematch on April 12. Otherwise, the Filipino icon may find himself in trouble. Joel Diaz, Bradley’s trainer, made this assessment even as he vowed that stopping his ward would be a hard task. "We know it will be a tough fight, but this time [we're looking to win things clearly]. Pacquiao's only chance is if he knocks Bradley out, but that won't be easy,” Diaz said in a boxingscene.com report by Salvador Rodriguez. The first time they met two years ago, Pacquiao looked dominant but failed to dispose Bradley off, losing a majority decision to the shock of boxing observers. The fighting congressman has promised not to go easy on Bradley in their rematch to avoid another controversial result. Diaz, for his part, said that Pacquiao better be true to his word or suffer the consequences.

ALSO: Bradley gets into Pacquiao’s nerves

Timothy Bradley saying that Manny Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct must have really gotten into the nerves of the Filipino boxing icon. “He said I’ve lost the killer instinct and the aggressiveness,” Pacquiao said in a television splice put up by Solar Sports to drum up the April 12 rematch. “So, that’s what I’m working on now. ‘Yun ang request niya eh di pagbigyan natin (That’s what he wants that’s what we’ll give him),” said the 35-year-old Pacquiao. Bradley said he watched Pacquiao’s fight against Brandon Rios last November in Macau closely. He said first thing he noticed was how Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct. Pacquiao used to dominate his opponents, big or small, and would always go for the kill. But he has not scored a stoppage since 2009 when he knocked Miguel Cotto out after 11 rounds. Bradley said Pacquiao being so involved with Bible preaching could be the main reason why Pacquiao has been showing too much compassion inside the ring. Pacquiao is leaving no stone unturned as he prepares for his rematch with Bradley, hoping to regain the WBO welterweight crown and avenge his loss in 2012. Pacquiao trained more than three weeks in General Santos City, and last Saturday he left for Los Angeles to wrap up his training at the Wild Card Gym.

ALSO: Bob Dylan watches Manny spar

Music icon Bob Dylan came to watch Manny Pacquiao train at the Wild Card Gym yesterday. It’s a common thing for celebrities to drop by at the famous Hollywood sweatshop and watch the Filipino superstar in training. But to have the American legend in the building is quite extra ordinary. Dylan, whose songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a Changin’” became synonymous to US civil rights and anti-war movement in the 1960s, watched Pacquiao in sparring. The 72-year-old Dylan also posed for photographs with Pacquiao. They stood side-by-side and held their fists closely together. Later on, trainer Freddie Roach said, “I think a hard rain’s a-gonna fall on Tim Bradley.” “Huge thrill for everyone here,” publicist Fred Sternburg tweeted. Pacquiao is in the final phase of his training for an April 12 rematch with American Tim Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Many celebrities have come to watch Pacquiao in training over recent years, including Lou Diamond Phillips, Mark Wahlberg, Mickey Rourke, Jean Claude Van Damme and Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Others who came to see Pacquiao up close include Jeremy Rener, Denzel Washington, Steven Seagal, Robert Duval, Jeremy Piven, Michael Payne, Don Rickles, Christian Bale and Jessica Alba.

ALSO: Manny Pacquiao wants his belt back

Manny Pacquiao wants his championship back. In an interview with Solar Sports, the People’s Champion said he is training really hard for his WBO welterweight showdown against Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas.
“We’re focused on aggressiveness and the strategies we’re going to use,” said Pacquiao. In a widely criticized split decision, Bradley beat Pacquiao in their first encounter in 2012. After that controversial loss, Bradley has stated that Pacquiao has lost his aggressiveness and killer instinct. That statement has apparently rekindled the fire for the eight-division world champion. “I will bring that [killer instinct] back. He requested that and I will give it to him.” Pacquiao promises to go on attack mode to take back what he feels is rightfully his. “I want to win convincingly. The knockout will come, I don’t want to get careless.”
According to Pacquiao, he’s not looking past Bradley.


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Bradley trainer: Pacquiao better KO Tim

MANILA, MARCH 17, 2014, (PHILSTAR)  By Dino Maragay


Timothy Bradley's trainer Joel Diaz (left) says knocking out his ward would be a hard task for Manny Pacquiao. (File photo)

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao needs no less than a knockout if he wants to get past Timothy Bradley in their rematch on April 12.

Otherwise, the Filipino icon may find himself in trouble.

Joel Diaz, Bradley’s trainer, made this assessment even as he vowed that stopping his ward would be a hard task.

"We know it will be a tough fight, but this time [we're looking to win things clearly]. Pacquiao's only chance is if he knocks Bradley out, but that won't be easy,” Diaz said in a boxingscene.com report by Salvador Rodriguez.

The first time they met two years ago, Pacquiao looked dominant but failed to dispose Bradley off, losing a majority decision to the shock of boxing observers. The fighting congressman has promised not to go easy on Bradley in their rematch to avoid another controversial result.

Diaz, for his part, said that Pacquiao better be true to his word or suffer the consequences.

“What I am sure of is that if [Pacquiao] does not [knock Bradley out], then Bradley is going to hurt him," the cornerman added.

Diaz then gave an update on Bradley’s weight, saying his ward is more comfortable this time compared to his past three fights.

“Bradley is looking very sharp. The big difference is that now Bradley walks around at 155 pounds and that has allowed us to focus on the fight and the strategy,” Diaz explained.

“The last time with Pacquiao, and with Ruslan Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez – [Bradley] had risen to 185 pounds. This time he is walking at under 160 pounds, and that's very important," he further said.

Bradley will put the WBO welterweight title on the line against Pacquiao, the same crown he took from the Filipino in their first fight in June 2012.

Bradley gets into Pacquiao’s nerves By Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 14, 2014 - 12:00am 1 3 googleplus0 0

MANILA, Philippines - Timothy Bradley saying that Manny Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct must have really gotten into the nerves of the Filipino boxing icon.

“He said I’ve lost the killer instinct and the aggressiveness,” Pacquiao said in a television splice put up by Solar Sports to drum up the April 12 rematch.

“So, that’s what I’m working on now. ‘Yun ang request niya eh di pagbigyan natin (That’s what he wants that’s what we’ll give him),” said the 35-year-old Pacquiao.

Bradley said he watched Pacquiao’s fight against Brandon Rios last November in Macau closely. He said first thing he noticed was how Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct.

Pacquiao used to dominate his opponents, big or small, and would always go for the kill. But he has not scored a stoppage since 2009 when he knocked Miguel Cotto out after 11 rounds.

Bradley said Pacquiao being so involved with Bible preaching could be the main reason why Pacquiao has been showing too much compassion inside the ring.

Pacquiao is leaving no stone unturned as he prepares for his rematch with Bradley, hoping to regain the WBO welterweight crown and avenge his loss in 2012.

Pacquiao trained more than three weeks in General Santos City, and last Saturday he left for Los Angeles to wrap up his training at the Wild Card Gym.

Training was supposed to resume Monday but www.philboxing.com reported yesterday that Pacquiao was jetlagged and Freddie Roach gave him an extra day off.

The report said Pacquiao went out for a morning run around Griffith Park then stayed home the rest of the day to catch up on his sleep.

It’s really no cause of concern for Roach.

“We’re ahead of schedule,” he said before leaving the Philippines.

Bob Dylan watches Manny spar By Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 15, 2014 - 12:00am 5 22 googleplus0 4


Music icon Bob Dylan withh Manny Pacquiao. PHILBOXING.COM

MANILA, Philippines - Music icon Bob Dylan came to watch Manny Pacquiao train at the Wild Card Gym yesterday.

It’s a common thing for celebrities to drop by at the famous Hollywood sweatshop and watch the Filipino superstar in training.

But to have the American legend in the building is quite extra ordinary.

Dylan, whose songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a Changin’” became synonymous to US civil rights and anti-war movement in the 1960s, watched Pacquiao in sparring.

The 72-year-old Dylan also posed for photographs with Pacquiao. They stood side-by-side and held their fists closely together.

Later on, trainer Freddie Roach said, “I think a hard rain’s a-gonna fall on Tim Bradley.”

“Huge thrill for everyone here,” publicist Fred Sternburg tweeted.

Pacquiao is in the final phase of his training for an April 12 rematch with American Tim Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Many celebrities have come to watch Pacquiao in training over recent years, including Lou Diamond Phillips, Mark Wahlberg, Mickey Rourke, Jean Claude Van Damme and Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

Others who came to see Pacquiao up close include Jeremy Rener, Denzel Washington, Steven Seagal, Robert Duval, Jeremy Piven, Michael Payne, Don Rickles, Christian Bale and Jessica Alba.

Throw in other NBA stars like Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnette, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, baseball superstar Jerek Jeter, and boxing greats Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Pacquiao is in his last four weeks of training for the fight, and normally they don’t let anyone else in when he spars.

Not when you’re Bob Dylan.

FROM THE INQUIRER

Manny Pacquiao wants his belt back Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:37 am | Sunday, March 16th, 2014


Timothy Bradley of US celebrates his victory over Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines following their WBO welterweight title match at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unbeaten Bradley ended Pacquiao’s long unbeaten run with a controversial split decision victory over the Filipino ring icon. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao wants his championship back.

In an interview with Solar Sports, the People’s Champion said he is training really hard for his WBO welterweight showdown against Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas.

“We’re focused on aggressiveness and the strategies we’re going to use,” said Pacquiao.

In a widely criticized split decision, Bradley beat Pacquiao in their first encounter in 2012.

After that controversial loss, Bradley has stated that Pacquiao has lost his aggressiveness and killer instinct.

That statement has apparently rekindled the fire for the eight-division world champion.

“I will bring that [killer instinct] back. He requested that and I will give it to him.”

Pacquiao promises to go on attack mode to take back what he feels is rightfully his.

“I want to win convincingly. The knockout will come, I don’t want to get careless.”

According to Pacquiao, he’s not looking past Bradley.

“I am not underestimating him. I just want to be 100 percent when I climb up the ring.

Pacquiao-Bradley 2 will be aired live on April 13 at Solar All Access and via satellite on Solar Sports.

Solar Sports is on Sky Cable Channel 70, Destiny Cable Channel 35 and Cignal Channel 55.


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