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Pacquiao: I知 ready for Bradley

By Jim Price: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says he痴 ready to defend his title against unbeaten Tim Bradley next month on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao has been working for months to get ready for this bout and has reportedly been doing a lot of sparring with his number one sparring partner Ruslan Provodnikov recently to get in tip top shape.

Pacquiao said to philboxing.com 的 am ready.

Pacquiao is finishing up sparing and his strength trainer Alex Ariza noticed the drive in him, saying he 遷ust keeps pushing and pushing and pushing. That痴 Manny Pacquiao.

Hopefully, Pacquiao isn稚 working himself to the bone for this fight because he is after all an aging fighter who is coming off of one of his worst fights since 2008 in a questionable 12 round decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez. The 2008 fight just happens to be the previous bout that Pacquiao had against Marquez, and like the recent fight, Pacquiao痴 win over Marquez was highly questionable. I had Marquez winning both fights..

Ariza feels that he has to slow Pacquiaos work in the gym to make sure he doesn稚 leave his best before the fight. Ariza said 甜Pacquiao] is right now at his peak, but we致e got to slow him down.

Ariza and trainer Freddie Roach thought that Pacquiao was in the best shape of his life in the recent Marquez fight, but then Pacquiao came out and looked flat. After the fight, there was then a lot of excuses made about Pacquiao having problems. So it痴 hard to say whether it means much when you have Roach and Ariza talking about how great Pacquiao looks because if he looks poor against Bradley, we may hear how something took away Pacquiao痴 concentration. In other words, we値l be hearing excuses.

Article posted on 01.06.2012



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