The MGM Grand Garden Arena, at Las Vegas, Nevada awaits for what should be a great fight between Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2) and Timothy Bradley (31-0-0), on April 12th for the Welterweight title over a 12 rounds challenge.
Bradley beat Pacquiao in 2012 in what was a controversial decision by the judges back then, giving the American the win on a split decision; he will try to show it wasn’t luck or a bad call by the judges.
“I am in a slightly different position than Marquez was. I have already beaten Pacquiao once and that was on my first try. I don’t think I have to knock him out to get a definite result but if the knockout presents itself I will take advantage of it,” Bradley said.
“This second fight against Manny Pacquiao I will pick up right where I left off the first fight. This will just be rounds thirteen through twenty-four. I was able to show my boxing ability against Marquez with two good feet so this will be no different. I will be faster than Pacquiao, I will have better defense than Pacquiao, I will be hungrier than Pacquiao,” he added.
Manny Pacquiao has lost two of his last three fights; his last outing was a victory over Brandon Rios on November 2013.
“We feel we got robbed in the last fight and we want to make it right, but I’m not thinking about the knockout,” Pacquiao said prior to a media workout on Wednesday. “My focus is to throw more punches and to be more aggressive. If the knockout comes, it comes. Knockouts are a bonus from working hard.”
The boxing odds have the Bradley listed +175 in the money line and Pacquiao is -220.