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Ariza: If Pacquiao Trains Right, He Could Win By KO in 5

By Edward Chaykovsky

During a recent interview with The Philippine Star, Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, told the paper that he expects an explosive fight against Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 9th.

Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs), the WBO's welterweight champion, is starting his training camp on April 16th.

Ariza wants Pacquiao to do a lot better in this fight - not fully satisfied with the Filipino star's recent performances against Juan Manuel Marquez and Shane Molsey. Ariza doesn't believe Pacquiao was motivated enough for those fights, but he expects him to be fully motivated for Bradley.

“He’s a high-volume puncher who’ll come forward. Bradley’s not a technical guy like (Juan Manuel) Marquez. He fights somewhat like Manny. That’s why I think it’ll be an explosive fight. It’s up to Manny how to prepare for Bradley," Ariza said.

"And against Bradley, he wants to prove something. His competitive spirit will take over. How he trains will impact on how he does against Bradley. If he trains properly, Manny could blow that guy away in less than five rounds.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mastrangelo on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=Get Hattoned;11988242]I'll bet all of my points vs all of yours that Pacquiao will KO Bradley.[/QUOTE] I'll take that.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=straightleft;11987388]He keep doing it all the time but except Marquez, all his opponents suffered a one sided, the worst beating in their career in the hands of Pacquiao and thats included Mosley. You may wonder why?[/QUOTE] after Timmy takes Manny…

Comment by Get Hattoned on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=iniduoh;11988217]Ariza has said Pac would kO his last four opponents and you know what, it didn't happen. So i'm going out on a limb here and say it won't happen in this case either. You can bet on it.[/QUOTE] I'll…

Comment by iniduoh on 04-10-2012

Ariza has said Pac would kO his last four opponents and you know what, it didn't happen. So i'm going out on a limb here and say it won't happen in this case either. You can bet on it.

Comment by El Malo. on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;11987504]LOLOLOLOLOLOOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL..Ariza, your boy is going down man. they are sleeping on an opponent that will bully Manny around the ring and stifle his entire game plan. .[/QUOTE] We both know that Bradley doesn't have what it takes to bully Pacquiao…

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