Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Key Reasons Pac-Man Will Cruise

Kevin W. RyanContributor IIIMay 22, 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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HBO's pay-per-view event Pacquiao-Bradley is just 18 days away. In this heavily marketed bout, a young, hungry fighter in Tim Bradley challenges the undisputed No. 1 fighter pound-for-pound in Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao.  

Bradley enters the ring undefeated and ready to take on one of the best fighters of all-time, claiming that the "underdog" title doesn't matter.

In fact, after Bradley's latest fight, he called out Pac Man by saying:

"Manny Pacquiao, come rip down this wall" 

While Bradley represents the epitome of a backyard brawler with his three WBO titles, an undefeated record and a seemingly unbreakable confidence, Pacquiao will dominate Bradley on June 9.  

Pac Man brings a competitive advantage in experience as he has fought in nearly twice as many rounds with 26 more knockouts than Bradley. 

Experience is the greatest teacher, and Pacqiuao's ring experience will power him past Bradley with ease. Matching up against Bradley, Pac Man's biggest advantage is his record—his professional level losses. 

Bradley comes into the fight cocky, undefeated and ready to prove everyone wrong. While his undefeated record provides a great advantage, Pacquiao's losses counter any undefeated record because he knows what its like to lose.

The Philippine Congressman knows he is the fastest in professional boxing, and after June 9's victory, he will be fueled by the everlasting image of defeating Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather is fresh off one of the toughest wins of his 43-0 professional career as Miguel Cotto was the first to ever draw blood from "Money May".

Unfortunately for the Money Team, Mayweather will have to watch the Pacquiao win over Bradley from his jail cell.

Both Mayweather and Pacquiao believe they are the world's elite boxer, but they will seemingly never reach a monetary agreement to split the profits.   

If Pac Man wants the Mayweather fight, he will have to utilize his speed and strength to dominate Bradley and his undefeated record on June 9.