Advertisement
Advertisement

Bradley: Pacquiao's Team Wants To Get Rid of Me Early

By Ryan Burton
 
We welcomed Tim Bradley to the most recent edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show.  You can hear the entire interview by clicking  http://tobtr.com/s/2997117.  Bradley faces WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on June 9th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
 
One of the key components that Bradley will have to deal with is Pacquiao's power.  The Filipino is known for his deadly combination of speed and power.  I asked Bradley if he wants to feel his opponent's power early on so that he will know exactly what he is up against.
 
"Hell yeah, I definitely do. I get in the ring with a lot of people who say they can punch. I get hit with a big shot flush in the chin and I'm like 'that's it'?" Stated Bradley.  He also said that if he is able to take Pacquiao's power early that the pound for pound champion will be in for a long night.  "If he can't rattle me its going to be one hell of a fight. If its nothing too crazy then it's one hell of a fight. I think I will make an adjustment."
 
Bradley thinks that Pacquiao's team wants their fighter to go for the kill early and that they are weary of the fight going into the late rounds.  The Palm Springs, CA native said that he gets stronger as the fight goes on and that Pacquiao will do everything he can to end the fight early.
 
"They don't want this fight to go past 5 or 6. The other side wants me to get me out of there early because I get more dangerous as the fight goes on," Bradley explained.  "They want to come out blazing and get me in a slug fest. They want me to go out wide and for Pacquiao to catch me in between and hurt me and finish me off.  I turn it up after 6 rds when most fighters start to fade," he continued.
 
The undefeated Bradley admitted that he has looked ahead and thought about what he will feel should he leave the ring victorious.  He also said that that he will be one of the next big stars of boxing.
 
"I play it out in my head. That's all we do in training camp. 'The new and still undefeated.'  A lot of people don't know how bad I want this.  I want this for my family and my fans. I think its a new era. I want to prove to the fans that I am the best," Bradley concluded.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b morph on 04-12-2012

correct me if im wrong, but isn't bradley a high volume punching, super aggressive infighter? and isn't that tailor made for pacquiao? if thats the case, then i can't see pacquiao losing this fight, prolly by a wide decision, and…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 04-12-2012

I got the feeling Bradley will be in tremendous shape for the fight and will probably want to play very rough and be very aggressive, likely to use his head. As long as Pac can avoid that basketball, and execute…

Comment by straightleft on 04-12-2012

[QUOTE=littlemac;11993629]Didn't they say the same thing about Marquez and we know how that went...[/QUOTE] So now Marquez and Bradley fight the same style?

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 04-11-2012

Bradley's saying all the right things in this interview. He basically admitted that the weaknesses that I thought he would have are the same weaknesses he acknowledges and so does Team Pac. It sounds like he won't be fighting like…

Comment by littlemac on 04-11-2012

Didn't they say the same thing about Marquez and we know how that went...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Frankie Gomez is Training Well at Wild Card, Says Freddie Roach Francisco Vargas Likes The Idea of Unification in First Fight Back Stiverne: I'll Knock Povetkin Out, Get Revenge on Deontay Wilder! Jose Zepeda Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Eyes Pacquiao-Vargas Bill Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top Jacobs: Carelessness Against Mora Taught Me Very Valuable Lesson Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV Joshua vs. Parker: Promoters Putting Wheels in Motion For March Martin Murray: Golovkin Stops Brook in Five, Six Rounds Tops Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin Juanma Calls Vazquez a Clown, Reveals Details of Catch-Weight Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo, Khan, Golovkin-Brook, More Sergio Mora: That Was No Knockdown vs. Jacobs; Was All My Ankle Video: Kell Brook Glowing With Confidence as Golovkin Nears
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement