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Bradley: Iíve studied Pacquiaoís tapes; I know how to beat him

By Jerome Wilson: Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOís) has already sized up WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao after having seen him for a number of years and recently studying his important fights on video. Bradley feels heís ready for anything that that Pacquiao brings to the ring on June 9th in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Speaking with Fightsaga.com, Bradley said ďI already know what to do, itís in my head. Iíve watched Manny Pacquiao tapes and am already dialed in. Whatever he wants to do, Iím gonna know from the first round.Ē

I believe the man. Heís s step up from anyone that Pacquiao has faced in years since his 2005 fight against Erik Morales. Iím not taking anything away from Juan Manuel Marquez, but he didnít do what he had to do when the fight was on the line in both 2008 and 2011. Marquez let both Pacquiao fights slip through his fingers by not taking the fight to him in the championship rounds. Morales did take the fight to Pacquiao and really worked him over. Thatís how Bradley will beat the Filipino star.

Bradley knows you canít let Pacquiao skip around on the outside picking his spots and following his trainer Freddie Roachís advice to the letter. Bradley has got to make adjustments to offset whatever schemes Roach comes up with, and force Pacquiao back into his basic wild slugging instincts. Without key instructions from Roach during the course of a round to keep him on top, Pacquiao will revert back to his old brawling style.

We may even see him use his old two punches thrown at the same time bit that he used to show in his fights. You know Bradley will have gotten to Pacquiao once he starts running forward throwing punches at once like in the old days before Pacquiao started getting matched up against mostly Top Rank fighters that were made to order for him, like Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito and Joshua Clottey. Bradley may be a Top Rank fighter, but heís not made to order and heís just going to plod forward all night long with the high guard just asking to be slugged by Pacquiao.

Article posted on 08.04.2012



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