Manny Pacquiao: Why Pac-Man Won't Lose to Timothy Bradley on June 9th

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  Manny Pacquiao (L) and Timothy Bradley pose for photographers at a press conference announcing their upcoming World Boxing Organization welterweight championship fight at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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On June 9, Manny Pacquiao looks to defend his WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley and fans are sure to see an epic fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Despite the fact Bradley is boasting with confidence, the man they call Desert Storm will suffer the first loss of his career at the hands of the elder Pacquiao. Trust me, it will be a good fight and a great test for Pacquiao, but he will not lose this fight.  

At 28-0, Bradley is rather cocky heading into this fight. It's no secret Pac-Man looked to be on the decline in his last fight against Juan Manuel Márquez, but he still has the talent to beat the younger boxer and get his 16th consecutive victory. 

That being said, here are three reasons why Bradley won't be defeating Pacquiao on June 9. 



Yes, he's 33-years-old, but that doesn't mean he hasn't lost his best skills. Pac-Man has incredibly quick hands, and if you take your guard down for a split second he will make you pay. 

While Bradley continues to run his mouth, Pacquiao is hard at work, ready to make the young kid pay. Yes, surely Desert Storm is vigorously training as well, but Pacquiao has extra motivation to take him down.   

Pac-Man throws hard punches at an insane speed and this is one of the reasons why he will be victorious next month. 



Not only does Pacquiao have great speed with his hands, he's also very fast with his feet. 

Just when you think you have him, he ducks, bobs and weaves and then drills you in the face or gut. Pac-Man is hard to hit because he moves so well in the ring. 

Pacquiao's ability to dodge punches have helped make him one of the best in the world today.

Bradley will of course land some big shots on his opponent, simply because he too is a great boxer. However, Pacquiao's elusiveness will make it difficult for Bradley to land monster hits for the bulk of the match. 



This is by far the biggest reason Pacquiao will win the bout on June 9. 

Pac-Man has taken place in 59 fights, winning 54 of them and 38 by way of a knockout. Bradley, on the other hand, has only done battle in 29 fights, winning 28 of them (one of his fights was a no contest) and 12 by way of a knockout. 

Being five years older and having competed in several marquee matches, Pacquiao's experience will help lead him to victory over Desert Storm. 

He knows how to handle the hype leading up to the fight, as well as what it takes to win on the big stage. Bradley hasn't been tested like Pac-Man has, which will be his downfall. When things get tough, Pacquiao will know how to survive but Bradley will fail.