Timothy Bradley to Defeat Manny Pacquiao on June 9

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIMarch 24, 2012

Courtesy Beatsboxingmayhem.com
Courtesy Beatsboxingmayhem.com

According to Philstar.com, WBO light welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley says he will defeat WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, when the pair lock horns on June 9.

“I’m going to expose some things other fighters haven’t done yet against Pacquiao.

“You know every fight I say ‘Imma win, Imma win,’ even though everybody says I’m going to win, (the) difference is I have a plan.

“With me and my team man, we roll together man, Pacquiao will be dethroned that night and I do have a great plan man,” Bradley said.

“Desert Storm” Bradley will be making his second foray into the 147-lb division—the first being a unanimous decision win against Luis Abregu back in July of 2010.

The Californian native who holds notable wins over the likes of Junior Witter (won WBC light welterweight title), Kendall Holt, Lamont Petersen, Devon Alexander and most recently Joel Casamayor, has thus far amassed a 28-0 record with 12 knockouts and one no contest.

Pacquiao will be Bradley’s sternest test to date, as he’ll be up against one of the best pugilists of this era—“Pac-Man” is an eight-division world champion and currently ranked the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the universe.

Furthermore, Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) has faced off against and beaten some of the crème da la crème that boxing has had to offer.

His conquests reads like a who’s who of boxing’s elite—Marco Antonio Barrera (twice), Érik Morales (2-1), Juan Manuel Márquez (2-0-1), Oscar De La Hoya and Rick Hatton.

Other upper echelon fighters that have fallen to the Filipino congressman include Miguel Ángel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley.

Nonetheless, in his last outing against “Dinamita” Marquez, Pac-Man’s performance left a lot to be desired, leaving some observers to believe his skill set could be on the wane.

At present, Pacquiao is riding a 15-fight win streak, however, the fact that he’s been defeated thrice (losses to Rustico Torrecampo and Medgoen Singsurat which came early on in his career), must presumably give Bradley hope of achieving his goal.

The Olympic-Style drug testing which Floyd Mayweather had stipulated was a prerequisite in the projected superfight with Pacquiao seems to hold little to no significance to Bradley—he believes that even if Pacquiao were using performance enhancing drugs, that the result would be the same—a victory.

“I’m natural, natural God-given talent.

“I’m going to beat him anyway. You know I’m not saying Manny is on steroids or not, you know, I don’t know but it ain’t going to help him in this fight.

“You can put all these unnatural supplements in your body or whatever but it ain’t going to work against me man. I’m not worried about (that),” he said.


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