Bradley: Pacquiao does the same thing

pac3333By Chris Williams: Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) isn’t expecting anything new from Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) when the two of them meet up next month in their scheduled fight on April 9 on HBO pay-per-view. Bradley sees Pacquiao as someone who fights with the same style every time out, and there’s nothing unpredictable about him.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach always talks about how he’s coming up with a game plan for different fighters that Pacquiao faces, but it’s always the same style that the fans see from Pacquiao. Bradley isn’t worried about Pacquiao coming out and showing a new wrinkle in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. He doesn’t think Pacquiao as someone capable of changing at this point in his career.

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Roach hoping Pacquiao KOs Bradley

roach45By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is hoping Manny Pacquiao can end his seven-year dry spell of knockouts by stopping Tim Bradley in their fight next month on April 9. Roach, 56, is trying to entice Pacquiao to get a knockout in this fight by telling him how it’ll help his political career in the Philippines.

Pacquiao is trying to win a senate seat in the May elections, and Roach thinks that if he knocks Bradley out, it’ll help get Pacquiao elected somehow. I’m not sure if that’s going to be the case. It’s likely the voters will be focusing on selecting someone they feel will do a good job for them in office rather than someone that scores a knockout against Bradley.

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Bradley: I don’t care if this is Pacquiao’s last fight

bradley5456By Chris Williams: After having faced former eight division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) two times previously and made his fortune from those two fights, Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) says he doesn’t care that Pacquiao is on the verge of retiring after their third fight on April 9.

Bradley is only focused on winning that fight and moving on to the next hurdle in his successful career.

Bradley and Pacquiao knotted at 1-1 in their rivalry, and the two of them will be looking to find out who the superior fighter is between them in their rubber match on HBO pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“’I don’t know and honestly I don’t really care,” Bradley said when asked if he thinks Pacquiao will be retiring after their fight next month.

There is speculation that the 37-year-old Pacquiao could choose to continue his boxing career if he loses the election in the Philippines in May. Pacquiao is running for a senate seat, and his poll numbers are reportedly down since his recent comments about gays. Pacquiao has said previously that he wouldn’t have enough time to continue his boxing career if he gets elected into the senate. If he loses the election, then the excuse about not having time to focus on the sport will be out the window.

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Roach: Bradley will never be Mayweather

roach5By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t see any improvement in the game of former two division world champion Tim Bradley. Roach sees the same old Bradley, and believes he’s going to revert to his old self when the punches start flying in his fight with Manny Pacquiao next month on April 9.

Roach has heard the talk of Bradley being an improved fighter now that he’s with trainer Teddy Atlas. Roach doesn’t believe it. He doesn’t think Bradley is capable of beating Pacquiao, and he further doesn’t see him as another Floyd Mayweather Jr., who recently beat Pacquiao by a 12 round decision last May.

There’s a lot of talk about how Bradley has a real chance of beating the 37-year-old Pacquiao and sending him into retirement with a big fat loss. Bradley, 32, seems to have aged less than Pacquiao since their last fight in 2014, and it may not matter that he’s not another Mayweather.

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Arum expects Pacquiao-Bradley to be a war

arum5By Jeff Aranow: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum expects a real war between his two fighters Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley in their fight in less than a month from now on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is the third time these guys have faced each other, and Pacquiao has been seen as the winner in both of those fights. Bradley won the first, but it was a questionable win. In the rematch two years later in 2014, Pacquiao got the better of Bradley in beating him by a 12 round decision.

Arum believes that Bradley has improved since his loss in 2014. Arum seems prove in Bradley’s improvement with his 9th round knockout win over Brandon Rios in his last fight in November last year.

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Vargas sees Pacquiao-Bradley as even fight

bradley5456By Chris Williams: Newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is giving Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) a great chance of beating the aging 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) in their third together on April 9 on HBO PPV.

Vargas, 26, believes that Pacquiao is aging and not the fighter he was eight years ago when he stopped Oscar De La Hoya in the 8th round. Vargas doesn’t think Pacquiao is the same fighter that defeated a past his best Antonio Margarito in 2010 in Texas. Vargas thinks Pacquiao has lost some of the energy that he once had that made him a good fighter.

Vargas figures that if Pacquiao couldn’t knockout Bradley in their first two fights, when he was a little younger than he is now, then he surely won’t be able to score a knockout of Bradley on April 9.

“It’s a 50-50 fight,” Vargas said to “If Bradley ever had a chance, it’s right now. Manny Pacquiao’s on the decline and he doesn’t have the kind of strength he once possessed. I don’t think he’s the same fighter he was when he fought Oscar [De La Hoya], when he fought [Antonio] Margarito. I don’t think he has the same strength that he was dangerous for in the past.”

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Beristain: Pacquiao will beat Bradley

By Chris Williams: Nacho Beristain, the trainer for Juan Manuel Marquez, expects Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) to defeat Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 13 KOs) in their fight next month on April; 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beristain feels that unless Bradley improves dramatically from the two previous fights he’s had with Pacquiao, he’ll likely lose the fight.

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Pacquiao-Bradley: Look for Tim to finish Manny off

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By Chris Williams: At this point in Manny Pacquiao’s career, he’s the equivalent of an old lion on his last legs ready to be knocked off the bill by a younger lion with a full set of teeth and claws.

We saw Pacquiao get dominated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year, and we also witnessed Pacquiao get knocked clean out by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) is now about to fight former two division world champion Tim Bradley, who is like a shark who smells blood in the water and it ready to finish off his prey.

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Pacquiao ready to start final phase of training

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By Chris Williams: After spending the first half of his training camp in the Philippines training in General Santos City, former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao is ready to start the second and final phase of his training camp in the United States.

Pacquiao arrived in the U.S on Saturday after LAX in Los Angeles. The media were there to greet the 37-year-old Pacquiao. He’s going to be starting his training at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles this week to get ready for his fight against Tim Bradley on April 9 on HBO pay-per-view.

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Atlas says Bradley can’t let Pacquiao dictate pace of fight

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By Chris Williams: Trainer Teddy Atlas wants his fighter Tim Bradley to make sure that he doesn’t let Manny Pacquiao dictate the pace of the fight and nail him with left hands in their fight on April 9 next month.

Pacquiao and Bradley will be fighting for the third time on HBO PPV, and Atlas, who is Bradley’s new trainer, feels that his fighter will beat Pacquiao in this match if he fights a smart fight. Bradley lost the last fight against Pacquiao in 2014, and many boxing fans feel that Bradley deserved to lose the first fight in 2012.

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