Interesting that they actually seem a little intimidated by Bradley.
Glad Kellerman called out Pacs lack of prime, quality opponents lately.
Although this still did nothing to get me interested in the fight. Bradley unproven at 147 and his power/speed will diminish further at the weight because he isn't going to put on 7 extra lbs of muscle that's for sure from his last fight. He's dry to the bone at 140 so the extra weight will be non-functional water/fat.
Pac should take this handily if he still has it together.
I don't see size playing much of a role here. Bradley beat Abregu at 147. Abregu hasn't lost since. However, Bradley right now in all likelihood is best at 140, but maybe Pacquiao is too, to be fair. In any event, Pacquiao isn't a big welterweight, really more of a junior welterweight, or in between junior and welter. Power will play a role in that Bradley didn't have power at 140, how will he have power at 147? On the other hand, I believe Bradley will be able to handle Manny's power because he has handled the power of big punchers before. Kendall Holt has a monster left hook, and it literally lifts Bradley off the ground at 4:45 of the video below. Bradley's recuperation powers are second to none. Bradley's footwork and defense are highly underrated + he's a good on the inside. He's undefeated for a reason. Bradley needs to keep Pacquiao out of the middle of the ring. Fight on the inside when he can and smother when Pacquiao starts to unload on the outside. War Desert Storm!
Last edited by Rantcatrat; 05-14-2012 at 02:26 PM.
If Pacquiao lands a hook like that on Bradley he will be out cold before he hits the ground. Pacquiao has A LOT more speed and power then Holt. Pacquiao has problems with counter punchers and technical boxers like Marquez and Mayweather. We have seen Pacquiao go against aggressive come forward fighters before. I still think Bradley is not a danger to Pacquiao and he is going to go out just like Ricky Hatton did. Pacquiao by devastating KO.
“Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”
- George Foreman
Maravilla2012, Bradley is not just a come-forward pressure fighter though. He's a lot more technical than given credit for. Pacquiao has more speed than Holt, but I'm not sure he has more raw power than Holt, although Shane did say that Pacquiao was the hardest puncher he had faced. In any event, Bradley has shown great recuperative abilities in other instances too. Mark my words, Bradley will give a good account of himself.
A guy needs more than determination, motivation, and heart to beat a guy that can take a punch, punch hard, and show that he can take a punch or two.
The only way I can see a soft punching Tim Bradley damage Manny is if he puts a horseshoe on each hand.
Last edited by Chino; 05-18-2012 at 02:03 AM.
Something that a prime Zab Judah couldn't do.
Pacqauio should beat Bradley but it won't be easy.
"You knocked him down...now how bout you try knockin me down ?"
To me, bradley looks like he's trying to talk himself into confidence., he's just fronting. He has to box smart, not be a warrior, otherwise he will get knocked out.
On paper I don't see how bradley is to win on paper, but then I've thought that before, he always find a way I think hellmake it at least competitive
I believe Pac will pull it off but i still wonder how Pac will handle the infighting of Bradley. Bradley is not Hatton.
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