Manny Pacquiao: Going for the kill against Bradley on April 12th
By Yannis Mihanos: On April 12 2014, WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) will meet for the second time with one of boxing’s biggest stars and currently number 2 in the world best pound for pound Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) in a fight televised by HBO from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since his election as a congressman in his native country, Pacquiao has become a busy man in and out of the ring. Some say that because he has become politically active he has somehow become passive in the ring, the ferocious Manny of the past has softened.
Coach Freddie Roach has complained that in recent matches Pacquiao has avoided or ignored his instructions to go for a knockout.
By not finishing earlier matches as he supposed to he has allowed the judges to decide the verdict. But sometimes in boxing judges can make mistakes and see different things. That’s exactly what happened on the first encounter with Bradley in June of 2012: the judges had a completely different opinion on the fight results.
It was one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history and Pacquiao paid the price by coming up the loser by a 12 round majority decision.
Back to present, Pacquiao in recent reports has been preparing for the fight harder than ever. Freddie Roach and his team want to make sure that Pacquiao will be at his very best and most importantly going for the kill when he must to.
Tim Bradley can not be underestimated but neither can be the judges opinion. To save stress and other problems Pacquiao has to go for the kill this time.