By Ryan Burton
Undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Tim Bradley is in the early stages of his training camp for his June 9th showdown with Manny Pacquiao. The fight takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. In his most recent appearance on The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show, Bradley told us that his camp has started off very strong.
"Training camp has been well. I have been training for a little while now," Bradley stated. He said that his team has actually had to slow him down so that he doesn't peak too early. "I start sparring next week. I've dropped some weight and I feel really good. Everybody is trying to pull me back because I am super sharp already," he continued.
It seems that whenever Timn Bradley's name comes up so does the subject of headbutts. Following up on a question we received from a fan, we asked Bradley if he was worried about the possibility of headbutts occuring against Pacquiao. Bradley was a little defensive but pointed out that Pacquiao leads with his head and was cut from a headbutt in his most recent fight.
"Pacquiao got cut and had to get like 22 stiches when (Juan Manuel) Marquez butted him," Bradley told The Boxing Lab. "That wasn't with me. With Shane (Mosley) they clashed heads 5 or 6 times. Manny has a head first style. He leads with the head," Bradley explained.
With the exception of his most recent fight against Marquez, some of Pacquiao's recent opponents have been criticized for their efforts in the ring. Bradley wants to assure the fans that he is a hungry fighter and that his heart and effort won't be questioned after the fight."
"I want this fight to be as clean as possible. I want to win clean. I'd rather go out flaming with diginity knowing I gave everything I could give versus going out like a coward,"Tags: Timothy Bradley , Manny Pacquiao , Pacquiao-Bradley , Pacquiao vs Bradley
You can hear the entire interview by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/2997117
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