By Leighton Ginn
Timothy Bradley has heard all the reasons why he could beat Manny Pacquiao when they face off for the third time on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a welterweight bout.
Pacquiao is coming off a loss to Floyd Mayweather nearly a year ago, and has since had shoulder surgery. There’s also the possibility of ring rust.
And there’s the fact that Pacquiao has said this would be the final fight of his career. Most boxers looked checked out and unfocused in their final fights.
Bradley is not expecting that. He’s expecting Pacquiao to come out to “knock my head off” and to want to ride off on “white horses.”
When Pacquiao heard about Bradley’s remarks, he started to laugh. But Pacquiao also said that he is focused and he plans to put on a strong performance so he has a perfect ending to his Hall of Fame career.