According to Fighthype, WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley says Manny Pacquiao’s camp have begun making excuses in case the Pac-Man loses their welterweight clash on June 9.
“I just think that right now, I think they’re making excuses,” Bradley said in a recent appearance on Friday Fight Nights.
“Desert Storm,” is alluding to suggestions from the Pacquiao camp that he has a tendency for using his head when in close proximity with an opponent.
Long-story short, team Pacquiao are implying that Bradley uses his head to gain an advantage by way of headbutt and feel that he’ll employ the same tactics when they meet later this year.
Styles make fights, you know. I’m an aggressive fighter, you know. Manny Pacquiao is a very aggressive fighter, and I mean, you can go back and look at, you know, Manny’s last fight and you will see that a headbutt clash did occur; it wasn’t from me. They’re looking for a way out of this fight, you know, just in case something don’t go right in the fight, you know. I think they would say, ‘Maybe, you know, Manny was worried about the headbutt, so he wasn’t willing to exchange, you know, with Bradley in the inside when Bradley was attacking him to the body.’ So, I just think that, you know, this is just an excuse.
Even though he feels they’re making excuses in view of the worst case scenario transpiring, Bradley also believes Pacquiao’s camp are just trying to unsettle him before fight night, however, he’s adamant that it won’t work.
“They’re trying to get into my head. They’re trying to get me out of my game plan, but I’m not going to stop, you know, what my plan is and stop what I do in the ring, and that’s dominate.”
In his quest to capture Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title, the undefeated Bradley (28-0-12 KOs) will be making his second trip to the welterweight ranks. The first time was back in July of 2010 against Luis Abregu—a fight he won via unanimous decision.
If Bradley were to succeed in unseating Pacquiao (54-3-2-38 KOs), he would in effect spoil the party for the highly anticipated superfight between the Filipino native and WBC welterweight titlist Floyd Mayweather (42-0-26 KOs).
That said, “Money” has the perilous task of wrestling Miguel Cotto’s (37-2-30 KOs) WBA super welterweight belt from his grasp when they throw leather on May 5.
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