Manny Pacquiao is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today, and for Timothy Bradley to think he will have no trouble against "Pac-Man" is downright ludicrous.
In an interview with Chris Robinson of Examiner.com, Bradley said that his June 9 fight with Pacquiao is "going to be easy work for me," which is quite laughable.
Sure, Bradley may be younger and quicker, but Pacquiao's experience alone will help him control the fight. He's been training relentlessly, and all of these jabs Bradley keeps giving are only making matters worse for the one they call "Desert Storm."
It wasn't just that one statement, either. Bradley had a lot to say about his upcoming fight with Pacquiao, and all of it will fuel "Pac-Man" to crush Bradley in June. Via Examiner.com:
I truly believe it’s going to be an easy fight. I’m not saying that Pacquiao is going to lay down or whatever, but I just think that what I bring to the ring, I think it’s going to make it extremely hard for him.
...you’ve got my speed, you got my power, you got my determination on top of that...I’m younger, I have less miles on my body, I’m very smart, I’ve captured three world championships. Manny Pacquiao is human just like I am; he bleeds just like I do.
Yes, Pacquiao is older, but he too has speed and power that will devastate any opponent he faces.
For Bradley to believe this is going to be an easy fight shows his immaturity and lack of faith in one of the greatest boxers ever.
It's great that Bradley is so confident, simply because every boxer needs to have that approach going into a fight. After all, you're about to punch and be punched a great deal, so thinking highly of yourself is needed.
However, there is a difference between being confident and being cocky. Here, Bradley is being way overly confident, almost to the point of trying too hard.
It makes sense that he would want some notoriety out of this. It's helping Bradley gain recognition, but once Pacquiao pounds his face in, people will look back on these quotes and laugh hysterically.
Having an undefeated record is likely the cause of Bradley's overzealousness, but he will soon find out just how good his next opponent is in the ring, as Pacquiao will make Bradley eat his words.