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Pacquiao: I Don't Want To Leave it To The Judges

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

MANNY PACQUIAO insists he will not leave his rematch with Timothy Bradley in the hands of the judges. The Filipino ring legend, 35, lost a controversial split decision to the unbeaten American in 2012 that stunned boxing.

Pacquiao had dominated Bradley, 30, for 12 rounds and many ringside observers were expecting a landslide victory for the then WBO welterweight champion.

But boos rang around the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when the judges’ scorecards were read out and Pacquiao has vowed not to let that happen again as he looks to win back the WBO strap.

The multiple-weight world champion said: “I know what I need to do to win this time round.

“Bradley has said that I only fight for money and have lost my hunger but he’s very wrong if he truly believes that.

“This fight you’re going to see a very aggressive and exciting Manny Pacquiao because I don’t want to leave it to the judges’ scorecards.

“If I can get the knockout then that’s what I’m going for because I’m going to show the world that the best is yet to come from me.”

Pacquiao suffered a devastating sixth-round knockout defeat to long-time rival Juan Manuel Marquez in his next fight following the Bradley defeat.

He bounced back to dominate the hard-hitting Brandon Rios in November and still harbours an ambition to take on pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

But Pacquiao could end his career if he loses to Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas with his political career in the Philippines becoming more demanding.

And it is something Bradley believes he can take advantage of in their highly-anticipated rematch.

The California-born champion said: “Manny has already been there. He’s been great.

“He made a lot of money boxing and when you change your focus from your craft, and you go politics or you go into a different field, it’s almost like your practice is second after that.

“It’s all about focus. It’s all about what your heart desires.

“Manny wants to help his country. That’s where his head is at - he wants to help his country.”

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 is live on BoxNation (Sky 437/490HD & Virgin 546) this Sunday at 2am. Visit www.boxnation.com to subscribe.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAPete on 04-12-2014

After reading some of the pro Bradley posts it's quite obvious that these people never saw the first PAC vs Bradley fight. Seriously!

Comment by jbpanama on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;14417930]A puncher is born not made. Bradley will never punch hard and will run get caught and beat down[/QUOTE] The Storm is an Arm Puncher, and it might be possible to, set a TRAP,.....:sombrero: and Brad getting His Legs,…

Comment by Basco on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;14417932]Bradley was almost beat to death by Provo and was slurring for a week after the fight. that fight took years off his career[/QUOTE] I can't imagine how he would've done against Marquez if he was 100%! LMAO.

Comment by Ragnar Lothbrok on 04-12-2014

so fight more than one minute of every round this time and stop watching the nba and make the entire world wait so you dont piss off the judges.

Comment by nacho daddy on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=noStylez;14417413]This is why I'm so hyped for this fight, Bradley is in his prime and is in a good place mentally and physically in his prime. Pac well he's Pac just a little older and has had enough time to…

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