LAS VEGAS, NV (January 28, 2016) -- Before they enter the ring for their super brawls, MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR., TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD and FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO, who are headlining upcoming world championship events, took time out to make predictions on Super Bowl 50, which will pit the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers on February 7.
Also adding their two cents were trainers World-Famous FREDDIE ROACH and TEDDY ATLAS, who will be facing each other from opposing corners for the first time, with Pacquiao and Bradley, respectively, Top-10 contender "Hammerin'" HANK LUNDY and undefeated Brazilian buzz saw WILLIAM "Baby Face" SILVA, the respective opponents of Crawford and Verdejo.
"Peyton Manning is a great competitor and with the possibility that this could be his last game I think he will be an inspiration to the Broncos to win and to end Peyton's career as a world champion. He is certainly an inspiration to me."
"It's very clear to me -- Carolina Panthers 31-27."
"I'm going with the Broncos because Peyton Manning, like Manny Pacquiao, has racked up all the records and the victories against superior opposition. Champions like Manning and Pacquiao know only one way to go out in their last rodeo and that's on top. It's Manningfest Destiny."
"It is Cam Newton's time as I believe it is Tim Bradley's and that is why Newton will win a Super Bowl and Bradley, a super championship, while Peyton Manning and Manny Pacquiao both retire after great careers."
"I don't know what the score will be but the Carolina Panthers are the better team. One big reason is that they have Cam Newton as quarterback."
"I'm not really into it that much because I've got my own Super Bowl to worry about on February 27th and I'm coming to win the championship. I like Peyton Manning a lot, but I think Cam Newton is going to take care of business. Panthers 21-14."
"I'm going to pick the Carolina Panthers to win the Super Bowl this year. They are the better team"
"I'm from Brasil so I do not get to see a lot of American football, but I think the Panthers will be the better team on Super Bowl day based upon their performances in past games. As far as the score, I think it will be the Panthers with three touchdowns to the Broncos' one touchdown."
Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, boxing's only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, collides with five-time world champion Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., in a 12-round world welterweight championship battle. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Pacquiao vs. Bradley will take place Saturday, April, 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA. Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), Diamante Promotions and Madison Square Garden, the Crawford/Verdejo championship doubleheader will take place on Saturday, February 27, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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