Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Bradley Already Planning Victory Party over Pacquiao

Henry MartinSenior Analyst IMay 28, 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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Manny Pacquiao will be putting his 147 WBO belt on the line June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against a very big underdog in Timothy Bradley. Bradley is the current king of 140 who also boasts an undefeated record of 28-0.

Right now, it's perceived by the general public that Pacquiao will blast through Bradley in a Hatton-like fashion, and that Bradley is just another tune-up fight in a possible Mayweather showdown in the future.

Bradley thinks otherwise, though, and his confidence is at an all-time high. Bradley and his team were ecstatic the instant they learned they got the fight because they believe that they have what it takes to beat Pacquiao.

All throughout the 24/7 series, fans could see the hard work Bradley put in, while Pacquiao displayed his new love for religion. If I had to make a choice who'd win purely from the 24/7 footage, I'd pick Bradley, as Pacquiao doesn't seem to pay that much attention to the fight. 

Now, word has gotten out that Bradley is already planning a post-fight victory celebration at the MGM Grand after his fight with Pacquiao.

Now, I'm all for being confident and believing in yourself in winning, but Bradley is thinking too far ahead of himself. He needs to focus at the fight at hand because this will be the toughest challenge in his professional career. 

This overconfidence could cost him the fight as things might not go how he envisioned it in the ring.