Pacquiao vs. Bradley Fight: What Pac-Man Must Do to Knockout Desert Storm

Jeff ChaseSenior Analyst IIJune 7, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  Manny Pacquiao attends a press conference announcing his upcoming World Boxing Organization welterweight championship fight against Timothy Bradley 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 can't let his fight against Timothy Bradley reach any sort of decision, so he better knock him out before the final bell rings.

It certainly won't be an easy feat, as both men have been known to go the distance, but if Pacquiao can play certain things to his advantage, he may have a chance to make it happen.


Use Experience to His Advantage

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Manny Pacquiao (R) throws a right at Juan Manuel Marquez during the seventh round of their WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained his title w
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Pac-Man has fought 30 more fights than Bradley's 29, and he must use that to his advantage. Sure, Bradley has youth and upside going for him, but you just can't teach what Pacquiao has experienced throughout his career.

Bradley is a champion for a reason, but he is fighting at the Welterweight level for the first time in his career. He will have to do everything perfect to come out of this a winner, and Pac-Man will be looking to take advantage as soon as Bradley makes a single mistake.


Don't Let Off

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 14:  (R-L) Manny Pacquiao throws a right to the head of Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The key here for Pacquiao is that he can't fight any differently than normal. He must keep the punches flying, taking as many open shots at Bradley as he can find. The more punches he can land on Bradley early, the more it may fluster the man, which could potentially throw his tempo off as he tries to do too much to get back into the fight. 

Pacquiao has the ability to fire some quick back-to-back punches in there that could put the card in his favor in the early goings.

The more punches he lands, the better chance there is that he will find an opening in the later rounds.


Let Bradley Lose To Him

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 14:  A bloodied Miguel Cotto (L) and Manny Pacquiao battle during the 11th round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao defeated Cotto by TKO in the 12th
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Pacquiao doesn't need to beat Bradley, he needs Bradley to defeat himself. This is similar to points one and two, but he can't manage to make a single mistake.

Pacquiao must fight his fight and stay aggressive, but he shouldn't go above and beyond what he can do to make this happen. He can manage this match to make sure Bradley doesn't take control.

There is no telling what can happen if the young gun gets his way in this match, so it is essential to make sure it doesn't happen.