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Ariza, Roach Rip Apart Pacquiao-Bradley: It's a Mismatch!

By Mel "Sabaka" Ohlhoft

Manny Pacquiao's training team is not sold on a possible fight with WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in 2012. Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight title against Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bradley makes his Top Rank debut on undercard, defending his belt against veteran Joel Casamayor. Top Rank officially signed Bradley two weeks ago, and now he appears to be a frontrunner to face Pacquiao in 2012 - unless the Filipino champion reaches a deal with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"Who cares?" said Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach to the Sun Star paper, when asked for his opinion on Top Rank signing Bradley for the possibility of facing Pacquiao in 2012. "It's really premature. [There is] no contract signed so it’s just talk."

Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, was a little more blunt on the subject. He feels Bradley is too small and needs to stay down at 140-pounds.

"It's a sham. It's going to be one of the [biggest] mismatches ever," said Ariza. "He's too small. They should try to pick somebody his own size. And what has he done lately?"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by V.WEBB on 02-07-2012

there are some gems in this thread.

Comment by Jack Napier on 02-07-2012

[QUOTE=Reloaded;11757459][B]Your[/B] the dumbest poster on the forum hands down ![/QUOTE] :laugh::laugh: anyway, what else would they have said? they say whatever suits their agenda at the given time

Comment by Reloaded on 02-07-2012

[QUOTE=hugh grant;11280350]Everyone Pac fights its Pac being a bully and a mismatch becauser Pac is too good for his own good. He can only fight Sergio now in most peoples eyes, because he already beat the man who beat Sergio[/QUOTE]…

Comment by tredh on 02-07-2012

[quote=DLT;11757452]No but I will bet that Pac totally dominates him. If thats not enough for you then I will bet a mil that Pac stops him in 8 or less, "maybe" 7. [B]I wont bet a mil on 5 though…

Comment by Reloaded on 02-07-2012

[QUOTE=Scary;11274282]God damnit, there's no more left for Pacquaio to face, he's beaten them all. The Bradley fight would be such a big shutout Bradley would hang em up. I like Floyd, but man he should grow a pair of hairy…

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