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Pacquiao's Adviser: Manny Must Knock Tim Bradley Out!

by Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
“Fighter of the  Decade” Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz believes Pacquiao needs a knockout in his April 12 rematch with undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley to re-establish himself as an elite fighter.

Koncz told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he was glad Bradley told Pacquiao straight to his face that he is a great person, a great fighter “but you’ve lost it. You’ve lost your power and you lost your killer instinct.

Koncz believes Bradley’s comments “put a fire under Manny” and said they spoke about it  and Manny knows this is a very important fight.”

The adviser said “a twelve round decision is not going to do anything for Manny and his career. If it’s a twelve round decision it may be time to sit down and discuss what Manny wants to do in boxing” emphasizing that Pacquiao “needs a knockout in this fight.”

Koncz conceded that even before the fight against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios he said it was probably the most important fight in Pacquiao’s career and at that point in time, it was.

He pointed out that Pacquiao “proved to the world that he’s back” and noted the lateral movements, volume of punches but added “what I didn’t see was the desire to knock somebody out” which disappointed him.

Koncz recalled that in the Rios fight, the former world lightweight champion got only one round by his reckoning and that Pacquiao “ fought Rios the same way he fought Oscar De La Hoya – very sophisticated. Before Oscar could hit him, he was gone. He fought Rios the same way. He was gone before Rios could hit him.”
 
But the adviser who has served Pacquiao for some nine years stressed “I still believe we need to put an exclamation mark and show the world that if Manny puts his mind to it he has all the tools he had 5 years ago. Yes he’s getting older, he’s getting smarter, fighting a much more intelligent fight and not wasting energy. But I still against Bradley a knockout is in order.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rzagza on 02-19-2014

Koncz is truly an f'n idiot. Pac is the one in there fighting. He knows what he has to do to win a fight. He knows if a KO is achievable. Let him do the boxing and shut your mouth.…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 02-19-2014

The one needing the KO is Bradley. The one needing an impressive fight is Bradley. Koncz must not remember who won the first fight, whether the judges cards agree or not. We've seen so many screwed up judges decisions in…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-18-2014

Manny has the worst team I've ever seen! Why would any of them say Manny NEEDS a KO? For what? Floyd hasn't had a KO since Hatton. That's not stopping people for buying PPVs. That's not stopping people from considering…

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 02-18-2014

In the past few years Manny's KOes and knocked downs have been when he is throwing fluid combinations or countering. He doesn't have to go in aggressive and look for the KO because he might get caught up again. Doubt…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 02-18-2014

am i the only one who hates this guy? any kind of win for manny will be big hes fighting a fighter in his prime who has gotten better yes he probably still the better fighter but no matter how…

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