BRADLEY KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PACQUIAO

Timothy Bradley has gotten the ire of Manny Pacquiao that he knows what the Filipino boxer has in mind as they head for their rematch on April 12 in Las Vegas. Bradley thinks Pacquiao might go after him like hell. “Pacquiao is going to be vicious. I think I pissed him off. I got under his skin by saying that he lost it (killer instinct),” Bradley told yesterday’s media conference call. “Everyone knows what Manny Pacquiao is going to do. He is going to try to bring the fight to me and I am just going to show everyone it is not going to work,” added the undefeated champion. The reigning WBO welterweight champion said he knows what to do but he’s not about to say what he’s going to do. “I am not going to give away my game plan right now,” he said. Someone even said Bradley saying that Pacquiao has lost it all will prove to be his biggest mistake. But if that’s part of the game plan, then it must have worked because Pacquiao vowed to go after Bradley and “hunt him down.”

ALSO: Trainer says Bradley is 'unstoppable'

Timothy Bradley will be ready for whatever Manny Pacquiao brings to the table on April 12. Bradley's trainer, Joel Diaz, confidently issued the statement with just a little over two weeks left for his ward's rematch with Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In an interview with fighthype.com's Percy Crawford, Diaz said nothing bothers them so far, saying things have gone smoothly as planned leading to the fight. And even if Pacquiao brings an army with him on fight day, Bradley won't care.

ALSO: Pacquiao's most important fight since Dela Hoya'

Top Rank chief Bob Arum has branded Manny Pacquiao's rematch with Timothy Bradley on April 13 as the Filipino's most important fight since his showdown with Oscar Dela Hoya in 2008. In an interview with Gareth Davis of The Telegraph, Arum said Pacquiao, although a favorite, still faces risks in taking on Bradley. Against Dela Hoya in 2008, Pacquiao was a huge underdog but shocked the world when he stopped "The Golden Boy" after eight one-sided rounds. Pacquiao had already lost to Bradley in their first meeting two years ago, and Arum thinks getting payback would be tough for the fighting congressman. "Of course it [fight] is risky. Why would people buy tickets or pay-per-view for a fight that didn't have a degree of risk? If it's something that we know what the outcome is going to be, why the hell would people bother?" said Arum. Pacquiao's age, Arum added, could be a factor. The General Santos City-based southpaw is 35 years old and has been boxing professionally for almost 20 years.


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Bradley knows what to expect


Timothy Bradley (right) stares down Manny Pacquiao in file photo. AP

MANILA, MARCH 31, 2014, (PHILSTAR) By Abac Cordero - Timothy Bradley has gotten the ire of Manny Pacquiao that he knows what the Filipino boxer has in mind as they head for their rematch on April 12 in Las Vegas.

Bradley thinks Pacquiao might go after him like hell.

“Pacquiao is going to be vicious. I think I pissed him off. I got under his skin by saying that he lost it (killer instinct),” Bradley told yesterday’s media conference call.

“Everyone knows what Manny Pacquiao is going to do. He is going to try to bring the fight to me and I am just going to show everyone it is not going to work,” added the undefeated champion.

The reigning WBO welterweight champion said he knows what to do but he’s not about to say what he’s going to do.

“I am not going to give away my game plan right now,” he said.

Someone even said Bradley saying that Pacquiao has lost it all will prove to be his biggest mistake.

But if that’s part of the game plan, then it must have worked because Pacquiao vowed to go after Bradley and “hunt him down.”

That could be part of the ploy because Bradley can hope that Pacquiao gets as careless as he went for the kill against Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.

Pacquiao thought he had Marquez in deep trouble in the sixth round but as he went in he left himself open for Marquez’ right and was knocked out with only a second left.

Pacquiao said the last thing he remembered in that fight was him making a double fake as he prepared to throw his left straight.

The rest is history.

Bradley is setting up a trap for Pacquiao.

At the same time, the 30-year-old American said he won’t make that mistake.

“The one thing I have learned is to not be reckless and not get away from the game plan and listen to my corner, so that won’t happen in this one.

“We have a game plan and I am going to go out there and execute my game plan and that’s that. When I fight in the trenches or a war, or I go outbox Manny Pacquiao -- I will win no matter what,” he said.

Meanwhile, Top Rank chief Bob Arum told World Boxing News that whoever wins on April 12 at the MGM Grand will fight the winner between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado later this year.

Marquez and Alvarado will square off on May 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

“Whoever comes out on top from Pacquiao vs Bradley and Marquez vs Alvarado, yes, it has been agreed in principle by the four fighters that they will fight in the fall,” Arum said.

Trainer says Bradley is 'unstoppable' By Dino Maragay Updated Thursday March 27, 2014 - 1:56pm 0 0Google +0 0


Timothy Bradley

MANILA, Philippines - Timothy Bradley will be ready for whatever Manny Pacquiao brings to the table on April 12.

Bradley's trainer, Joel Diaz, confidently issued the statement with just a little over two weeks left for his ward's rematch with Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

In an interview with fighthype.com's Percy Crawford, Diaz said nothing bothers them so far, saying things have gone smoothly as planned leading to the fight.

And even if Pacquiao brings an army with him on fight day, Bradley won't care.

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"I'm ready. I don't care if Manny Pacquiao brings the whole Philippines with him, we are going to fight. And it's only gonna be Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao in there; just them two. I'm ready to guide my fighter and motivate my fighter. Whatever it takes to get that victory," Diaz explained.

Bradley, the WBO welterweight title, will try to erase the stigma brought by his controversial win over Pacquiao two years ago. The undefeated American is out to prove that his victory over the Filipino is no fluke.

"We are gonna go April 12th and fight, and we are gonna fight like it's our last fight because it's a fight that really left a big dark cloud in our life," Diaz added.

Pacquiao, for his part, is looking to get back at Bradley and go for a knockout if the opportunity presents itself.

Diaz remains undeterred though, insisting that it would take a great deal of effort to knock Bradley out.

"Tim Bradley is unstoppable. He may not be the greatest fighter as far as what some consider to be the package of a fighter, but he has the determination, heart, and a lot of balls," he ended.

Pacquiao's most important fight since Dela Hoya' By Dino Maragay Updated Friday March 28, 2014 - 2:35pm 0 0Google +0 0


Manny Pacquiao's fight with Timothy Bradley on April 13 is the Filipino's most important fight since his 2008 duel with Oscar Dela Hoya, according to his promoter Bob Arum. AP photo

MANILA, Philippines - Top Rank chief Bob Arum has branded Manny Pacquiao's rematch with Timothy Bradley on April 13 as the Filipino's most important fight since his showdown with Oscar Dela Hoya in 2008.

In an interview with Gareth Davis of The Telegraph, Arum said Pacquiao, although a favorite, still faces risks in taking on Bradley. Against Dela Hoya in 2008, Pacquiao was a huge underdog but shocked the world when he stopped "The Golden Boy" after eight one-sided rounds.

Pacquiao had already lost to Bradley in their first meeting two years ago, and Arum thinks getting payback would be tough for the fighting congressman.

"Of course it [fight] is risky. Why would people buy tickets or pay-per-view for a fight that didn't have a degree of risk? If it's something that we know what the outcome is going to be, why the hell would people bother?" said Arum.

Pacquiao's age, Arum added, could be a factor. The General Santos City-based southpaw is 35 years old and has been boxing professionally for almost 20 years.

"He's going to try and he's training very diligently and is very confident but remember Manny isn't getting any younger, and Bradley has been a terribly, terribly underrated fighter his entire career. Can Manny pull it out? Yeah, probably, but it's not going to be easy," he continued.

The Dela Hoya fight was considered as Pacquiao's ticket to superstardom, and the Filipino boosted his crossover appeal after the remarkable win. The Bradley fight, Arum insists, is crucial as well.

"Whether he [Pacquiao] ever fights Floyd Mayweather or doesn't fight Mayweather, this is the most important fight of Manny's career, next to the Oscar De La Hoya fight," Arum ended.


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