Bradley: Pacquiao is quick, but I’m smarter


REIGNING undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight Timothy Bradley dismissed any fear of being outsmarted by Manny Pacquiao in their rematch next month, saying he is not impressed with the Filipino boxer’s recent unanimous victory against Mexican-American Brandon Rios.

“It’s not impressive,” Bradley told ABS CBN North America writer Bev Llorente. “I’ve already been in the ring with Pacquiao. I know what to expect, I know what I got to do to win the fight. I know what he is gonna bring.”

The 35-year-old Pacquiao and the 30-year-old Bradley will clash on April 12 in a rematch for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada, United States.

“I know he is gonna try to bring the pressure on me. It’s not gonna work. Right now, it’s not gonna work. He is gonna have to definitely out-think me in there. He has to be a lot faster,” he added. “My footwork will win this fight for me, and my defense.”

“Pacquiao doesn’t fight anybody with the same speed as he is. He is a quick fighter, but I’m quick too. I’m just as quick, and I’m smarter than he is. He has to be in very good shape, because like I said, I’m not gonna take ‘no’ for an answer. I’m gonna win this fight,” said Bradley.

But Pacquiao’s promotion and business partner Gerry Penalosa said Bradley’s victory over Pacquiao via a split decision on the WBO title in June 2012 was a fluke.

“Everybody knows that Bradley wasn’t the winner of that fight,” Penalosa told The Manila Times in a phone interview.


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  1. that’s right im expecting the fight same as he did with Oscar De la see Pacquaio is over underdog…but like I said Manny is very different in this fight…see you on April 12, 2014..ok no more trash talk…hahahha

  2. As long as the Nevada Boxing Commission won’t be re-employing the same poor eye-sighted boxing judge who stole the win from Pacquiao/Bradley previous fight then the fantasy of Bradley as the lightning fast/smarter Timothy will become reality.

  3. Ok patgarret, you might have got this wrong & little old billy the kid timothy bradley will again beat manny pacquiao. Will you be betting on manny & did you bet on manny when he lost to tb. I bet on tb & on jmm in their last fights & i bet on pac when he fought rios, but i will again bet on tb when he fights manny next month as tim is gonna win this. You pinoys are so easily fooled by other pinoys. Didnt they say before all of mannys fights he is totally concentrating on this fight, his focus is better than ever, he is in perfect condition, he is faster than ever & is punching harder than ever. Well again they will fool you & tb will beat him & again from all of you we will hear the excuses. Just look at mannys record for the last 3 years, all of his fights have been against guys from lower weights but made to fight at 147 with no catchweight. Tb is now a natural welterweight not a light welterweight as he was before & he is really going to surprise everyone. My money will again be on tb to win this fight.

  4. Bradley talks tooooo much.He must be a moron/robot not to know that Paquiao was d one who won d last fight with him.Without d judges being prejudice/bias Bradley would not even have d chance to smell d championship belt.

    C’mon Paquiao no more mercy for Bradley this time around.Stop his trash talk.