Roach: I think Pacquiao can out-box Canelo

roach43By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach says he thinks Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) will out-box Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if that fight takes place. Roach says that Pacquiao has always done well against bigger fighters, and he thinks that Pacquiao could do the job on Canelo as well with his speed.

It’s unknown at this point if Pacquiao will continue his pro career beyond his fight this Saturday night against Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Pacquiao does continue fighting, then Canelo is definitely a possibility for him.

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Pacquiao speaks on Canelo fight

pac66By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said this week that he’d like to match him up against WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at a catch-weight of 155lbs this year if Pacquiao gets past Tim Bradley this Saturday night, and if Pacquiao doesn’t decide to retire after the fight.

Arum thinks it’s a doable fight that he can setup now that he’s doing business with Canelo’s promoters at Golden Boy once again. However, Pacquiao doesn’t sound too interested in fighting the much heavier and younger Canelo Alvarez judging by his comments. Pacquiao says he just wants to fight Bradley this Saturday night, and then go back home to the Philippines so he can help his people.

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Bradley wants to hurt Pacquiao with body shots

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By Chris Williams: Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) says he could take it to the inside to wear down the older Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) with body shots on Saturday night in Pacquiao’s last fight of his career. Bradley had success throwing to the body in his recent fight against Brandon Rios last November in scoring a 9th round knockout.

If Bradley had thrown nothing but head shots, Rios likely would have been able to take those shots without any problems.

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Will the Third Time be the Charm for Bradley?

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By Michael Montero – This Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley meet for the third time in a matchup that had many boxing fans groaning when it was first announced. After all, almost everyone feels that ‘Pacman’ clearly bested ‘Desert Storm’ in the first two bouts, regardless of the scores rendered by two judges after their first encounter in 2012. Pacquiao certainly didn’t help matters with his recent inflammatory comments about homosexuals and the subsequent media fallout that set the Twittersphere ablaze. Yet even though ticket sales lagged initially, fan interest has grown in recent weeks due to several factors.

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Pacquiao expects Bradley fight to be a war

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is expecting his fight this Saturday night against Tim Bradley to be a full scale war from start to finish in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao saw Bradley’s last fight against Brandon Rios last year, and he believes that Bradley has changed his fighting style to become more of a brawler than he was in the past.

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Arum thinks Pacquiao-Bradley will do 700K PPV buys

pac3333By Chris Williams: Given the lack of talk an d hype about this Saturday’s fight between Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs), it’s surprising that there’s a fight at all between these two guys. Compared to their two prior fights against each other in 2012 and 2014, this fight has been very quiet. The lack if interest from boxing fans in the Pacquiao-Bradley 3 fight reminds me a lot of the zero interest fans had in Pacquiao’s fights against Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri in the past. Pacquiao-Rios brought in 470,000 and Pacquiao-Algieri ended up with 400,000 buys.

Their promoter Bob Arum doesn’t seem to be bothered by the lack of fan interest in the fight, because he believes that Pacquiao-Bradley 3 will bring in between 700,000 to 800,000 pay-per-view buys on HBO. If that’s the case, then the fight will do roughly as well as their previous fights. That’s hard to believe because there was a lot of interest in those two fights from the boxing world.

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Arum: Pacquiao would beat Canelo like he did Oscar

arum83By Dan Ambrose: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum still believes a match can be made between his fighter Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) if Pacquiao gets past Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night on HBO pay-per-view, and if Pacquiao chooses to continue his career.

Arum isn’t sure whether Pacquiao would decide on fighting Canelo or if he would elect to fight the lighter WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford in a fight at 140. Arum says he would back Pacquiao in whatever fighter he chooses he wants to fight.

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Arum: You’re going to see a two-handed Pacquiao against Bradley

arum92By Chris Williams: This coming Saturday night on April 9, the 37-year-old former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) could be fighting for the final time of his career in his third fight against Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao is coming off of shoulder surgery on his right shoulder from a torn rotator cuff that his promoter Bob Arum says he suffered eight years ago in 2008. Pacquiao has surgery on his shoulder last May following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Without any tune-up to test out his shoulder, Pacquiao will be going straight into his fight against Bradley this Saturday.

Arum expects Pacquiao to be better than he’s been in years despite the fact that he’s coming off a surgery and isn’t taking a tune-up.

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Pacquiao: I want to retire with a win

pac4444By Dan Ambrose: Former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) says his entire focus is beating Timothy Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) in their rubber match in less than two weeks from now on April 9 so that he can ride off into the sunset to retire in the Philippines off a win rather than other loss.

Pacquiao has made up his mind that he’ll be retiring whether he gets elected into the senate in the Philippines or not. The election will be taking place in May, and Pacquiao is expected to win the senate seat he’s running for.

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