Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Why Pac-Man Is Sure to Eviscerate Desert Storm

Nick HartCorrespondent IMay 15, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  Manny Pacquiao (L) and Timothy Bradley pose fpr 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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Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley square off on June 9th and Pacquiao is sure to dominate the younger Bradley.

Timothy Bradley enters the fight undefeated with a record of 28-0 and 12 knockouts. At 28 years old, Bradley is significantly younger than “Pac-Man,” and with a reach of 69 inches, he has an advantage there as well. Bradley is also significantly more athletic than anyone Pacquiao has faced recently.

Manny Pacquiao enters the fight 54-3-2 with 38 knockouts, and is on a 15-fight winning streak. “Pac-Man” has wins over Juan Manuel Marquez (twice,) Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito and Oscar De La Hoya.  Pacquiao also knocked out Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton during that time.

A seasoned veteran, Pacquiao has seen it all during his career.

Bradley has been propped up as a serious challenge for Pacquiao based off of his youth and undefeated record, and on paper, he looks challenging. However, Pacquiao is a far superior boxer and will have no problems dominating this upstart.

With only 12 knockouts in his career, Bradley lacks the necessary power to truly threaten Pacquiao, and considering Pacquiao’s success going the distance (only one loss,) it will be exceptionally difficult for Bradley to outpoint him. Pacquiao is a tremendous finisher, and with his ability to fight against different styles, he will have no problem adjusting to whatever Bradley brings to the table. 

Timothy Bradley has placed a lot of pressure on himself to perform, talking about how he needs to win the fight to establish himself as a superstar. Bradley has never faced a fight of this magnitude, and it has yet to be seen if he can handle the pressure. A relatively young man, Bradley is setting himself up to collapse under the pressure.

Manny Pacquiao is an established superstar who has performed under pressure. A tremendous finisher, Pacquiao has the power to knock Bradley out early. As an experienced fighter, Pacquiao has already seen everything that Bradley brings to the table. 

Inexperienced and overrated, Bradley is going to get eviscerated by Manny Pacquiao on June 9th.