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Roach Says Pacquiao-Bradley II Could Be Real Stinker

By Edward Chaykovsky

If trainer Freddie Roach had a choice, he would have Manny Pacquiao face Ruslan Provodnikov on April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Provodnikov, along with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, are the two fighters being considered to face Pacquiao.

Bradley won a controversial twelve round split decision over Pacquiao in 2012. Provodnikov, who Roach also trains, was used by Pacquiao as a sparring partner in the past. If the fight comes together, Provodnikov would have to hire a new trainer.

Roach feels Bradley will stay on toes and make the rematch a very ugly fight to watch, whereas Provodnikov will come forward all night and pursue a knockout victory.

"I want Manny to look good in his next fight, and I think maybe [rumored foe] Tim Bradley wants too much money. Plus I think he will run all night and make for a poor showing for Manny," said Roach to scribe Michael Woods. "Ruslan Provodnikov is a better fight for Manny. They are good friends, though."

"I'm trying not to make it happen, but to be honest, it's probably the best fight for Manny. I've seen them spar many times and it is competitive."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1q3er5 on 01-10-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14119062]in other words hes worried bradley might beat pac more decisevly this time!!![/QUOTE] LOL the truth...pac couldn't land **** on bradley...and oh...that was one BORING fight I don't want to see it again.

Comment by ddangerous on 01-10-2014

[QUOTE=game20ver;14121346]So I'm assuming you don't want to see PAC vs Marquez again? After all Marquez clearly beat PAC twice, before knocking him. Sounds like a scared PAC fan.[/QUOTE] Pacquiao and Marquez had 3 extremely competitive fights up until JMM scored…

Comment by game20ver on 01-10-2014

[QUOTE=ddangerous;14120022]Bull****. JMM KO'd Pacquiao, not Bradley. Bradley didn't do ****. Pacquiao beat the brakes of Bradley and was clearly robbed. Outlanded him. Hit him harder. It annoys me that, as a fan, we have to even entertain a rematch with…

Comment by trainhard_187 on 01-10-2014

Pac needs to grow some cajones and leave Arum already.. No match up within Top Prank is even worthy of boosting Pacs career or resume.. Its all crap money fights from here.. Team Pac got greedy and took a 4th…

Comment by jwheels9876 on 01-10-2014

[QUOTE=My Name Is...;14120886]So basically he doesnt want Pac to lose again. No way he beats a healthy Bradley. Bradley out boxed the chump with two sprained ankles.[/QUOTE] Back to fantasy land u go.....

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