Advertisement
Advertisement

Bradley's Trainer Says Pacquiao's Career Nears End

By Salvador Rodriguez

Joel Diaz, the trainer of WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, feels Manny Pacquiao, a champion in eight divisions, is nearing the end of his long career. Diaz is not convinced that Pacquiao is back to being the same fight who stopped Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. 

Diaz sees Pacquiao in the same light as Bradley does - a boxer who no longer has that drive and killer instinct. While Bradley views Pacquiao as a fighter who is too compassionate, Diaz views Pacquiao as a fighter who's been affected by a long, tough career.

Bradley, who won a controversial twelve round split decision over Pacquiao in 2012, is readying to face the Filipino star in a rematch on April 12th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"A lot of people are saying that Pacquiao is still bringing what took him to the top, but for me - Juan Manuel Márquez left his mark on him, with this knockout [in 2012], it affected him," Diaz said.

"In fact everything in the boxing has a beginning and an end. It's happened to every fighter. Julio Caesar Chávez was invincible and then he went down. Manny Pacquiao was indestructible and he already lost that [aura]. I do not have doubt that at the age of 36, already with 60 fights, 60 wars, and 60 preparations, the body is suffering from the work, the punishment, and there has to come the moment where you think about saying goodbye. Sometimes it is necessary to see it like that and it is time for Pacquiao to do it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 04-02-2014

[QUOTE=Fighting_Pride;14387544]pacquiao may be close to retirement but current version of pacquiao still trumphs any version of bradley. this is what bradley's trainer can't seem to understand [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Our Hero will be Watching Closely, to see…

Comment by Fighting_Pride on 04-02-2014

pacquiao may be close to retirement but current version of pacquiao still trumphs any version of bradley. this is what bradley's trainer can't seem to understand [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by Det. Conan on 04-02-2014

[QUOTE=cameltoe;14385784]Agree however I don't think Pacquiao or Mayweather can afford to wait any longer. If Pacquiao looks good against Bradley they need to just get it done before it's too late. Mayweather will be screaming in a few years once…

Comment by Det. Conan on 04-02-2014

[QUOTE=Snake4380;14385572]Agree with the sentiment that Pacquiao should being to consider retirement in the near future. I'm not concerned about this fight with Bradley. If Pac still looks good against Bradley, I'd say Pac should try to get the Marquez rematch…

Comment by SugaROIDS on 04-02-2014

This guy Diaz thinks he have Floyd Mayweather but no is Tim Bradley The last time I heard the same was from Brandon "Punching Bag" Rios and he gets schooled. Diaz can't talk, his fighter doesn't have Power to knock…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (34)
Top Headlines Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback Eubank Frustrated: Golovkin is Running Scared, He Lost Respect! Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9 Nicola Adams To Ponder Next Career Move, Will She Go Pro? Dereck Chisora: I Want Pulev Rematch, I'm Ready To Face Anyone Rio Team Summary: Uzbekistan Tops Cuba, Makes HUGE Splash Cameron Hammond: Commonwealth Shot Is Career Launchpad Deontay Wilder's Manager: The Goal is Still To Unify The Division McCullough Pleads With Amir Khan To Avoid McGregor Disaster Tony Yoka, Estelle Mossely Hailed By France as The Golden Couple Big Fights on The Horizon Generate Pound For Pound Sentiments Froch Smiles, Explains Why Golovkin is NOT a Top 5 P4P Fighter Video: Jessie Vargas Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao Clash Spence-Bundu Bout Draws PBC Network-Record 6 Million Viewers Gilberto Ramirez To Get Hand Evaluated, Aims For Fall Defense Photos: Caleb Plant, Juan De Angel Ready For PBC Clash Drozd: Brook Has No Shot To Beat Golovkin, But Canelo Does!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement