WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley said he's not concerned with the judges for his rematch against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday.
He's more concerned with the court of public opinion.
Bradley won his first meeting against Pacquiao with a split decision that was controversial. Many in the media had Pacquiao dominating the fight, and a large majority of fans concurred.
So as Bradley enters the rematch, there were questions if he was concerned over a backlash from the first decision.
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American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. personally questioned Manny Pacquiao’s hunger and killer instinct when the two combatants came face to face during an episode of “Face Off with Max Kellerman.”
Bradley has said in repeated interviews that he believes Pacquiao has lost the killer instinct and hunger that once made him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, but this time, he confidently said it to Pacquiao’s face.
“That hunger that he’s looking for, it’s no longer there. It’s no longer there, and he can’t get it back. It’s gone,” said Bradley, as quoted by RingTV.
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Former world champion Brandon Rios thinks Manny Pacquiao will try to knock out unbeaten American Timothy Bradley in their April 12 rematch given the controversial nature of their first fight.
Bradley infamously defeated Pacquiao via split decision when they first fought in June 2012, even though Pacquiao was considered the winner by nearly all ringside observers as well as boxing fans.
“I thought the first time, Pacquiao won,” Rios told Hustle Boss. “It was controversial.”
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Flashback to 2012, Manny Pacquiao along with Floyd Mayweather, was standing atop boxing’s landscape as the best fighter in sport.
Leading into the year, he had come of a victory over faded future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley and he scored majority decision over long-time arch rival Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao was heading into the year potentially seeking an elusive fight with Floyd Mayweather, all while running for office in his native Philippines.
But things did not go as planned. Although Pacquiao did attain success in regards to his political aspirations, he did come across some speed bumps in his professional boxing career. Suffering an upset, split-decision defeat to Tim Bradley, followed by a devastating knock out defeat by his arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez, left the eight division champ in disarray and put him on the shelf for most of 2013.
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There will be no easy sparring for eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao as he prepares for his April 12 rematch with WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Nev.
Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 knockouts) will be employing the services of former IBF junior lightweight champion Steve Forbes and former WBO junior welterweight champion Kendall Holt as sparring partners this training camp, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach tells Rappler.
Roach, who is in Macau preparing flyweight prospect Zou Shiming of Guizhou, China for his fight with Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday night at the Venetian Resort, says he will head to Manila to meet with Pacquiao on Sunday, before starting on Monday together.
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