Timothy Bradley: I Will Know in The First Round If I'll Win

By Ryan Burton

On the most recent edition of The Boxing Lab,'s official audio show, undefeated Tim Bradley told us that he is relaxed as he enters the final stages of his training camp for his June 9th pay-per-view fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

"I'm just thinking about backing up everything I've said. I'm just thinking about doing what I got to do. I want to see what it feels like when I step in with the best pound for pound," Bradley said.

The Palm Springs, California native said that it won't take him long to know how difficult his fight against Pacquiao will be. 

"I will know in the first round if I am going to win the fight. I will know if it's going to be an easy or a difficult fight. I want to test his speed, his power.  It only takes me two rounds to figure guys out. I figure guys out fast and I am like 'I know what he's trying to do. He's trying to go to the body' and I take that away from him," Bradley would tell us on The Boxing Lab.

The 28-year old fighter said that while he has been labeled a volume puncher, he has many other attributes.  Bradley said that he uses whatever skills are needed to beat the opponent in front of him and that against Pacquiao he will need to put all of his talent on display. 

"A lot of people call me a high volume puncher and it is true, I have done that in some fights. If I see a guy isn't on my level I just take them out. In the Pacquiao fight I will need to use my boxing ability and my pressure as well," he concluded. 

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vikingsfootball on 06-01-2012

[QUOTE=kimmiblob;12192656]I like bradley but damn he been talking to damn much lately.[/QUOTE] true true, ad so what, if pac has "x" amount of people in his entourage? it shouldnt even concern him. the thing i read about bradley, is that…

Comment by fabie on 06-01-2012

[SIZE="5"]Tim Bradley: I Will Know in The First Round [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="6"]If[/SIZE][/COLOR] I'll Win[/SIZE] I think that Bradley is backtracking a bit from his previous statements. He did reserve a post-victory party already while campaigning for a rematch for November already. Which…

Comment by vikingsfootball on 06-01-2012

[QUOTE=Atreyu Khalil;12192626][B][U]Pac has never sold a fight[/U][/B]....:nonono: this guy out the ring is as dull as a basketball[/QUOTE] and yet pac is a non american that is toe to toe with mayweather as far as PPV numbers

Comment by vikingsfootball on 06-01-2012

[QUOTE=Dale Cardon;12192623]I have to agree. [B][U]Bradley seems to be doing more selling job than Pac.[/U][/B][/QUOTE] pac dont have to sell or hype anything and yet a desperate mayweather who needs to hype a fight, barely out PPV pac by a…

Comment by vikingsfootball on 06-01-2012

[QUOTE=William Blake;12192107]This fight is really growing on me and I think Bradley is doing a good job of selling it. [B][U]I've seen nothing in Bradley's fights that would indicate he can beat Pacquiao[/U][/B], but boxing is the theater of the…

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