Bradley believes Pacquiao can hurt Mayweather
Milan Ordoñez on Dec 11, 2014 11:13 AM
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MANILA – Former WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley is optimistic about Manny Pacquiao’s chances against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In an interview with ESPN, “Desert Storm” (31-1, with 12 by knockout) shared a rather bold prediction regarding the much clamored mega bout between two of today’s notable boxing icons.
“Manny is definitely a big threat in the sport, still a top dog, and I think he will be a threat to Mayweather, I honestly do,” said Bradley. “I think he can clip Mayweather.”
Bradley, who had been in the ring with Pacquiao for 24 hard-fought rounds, is one of the many boxing notables who are demanding for the five-year old on-paper match-up to finally come to fruition. And for the 31-year old Palm Springs, California native, it is now or never.
“Right now is the perfect time because after Pacquiao’s [knockout loss to Juan Manuel] Marquez [in December 2012], the fight with Mayweather kind of went down,” Bradley explained. “But now Pacquiao is coming off two great wins, actually three great wins, with myself included.”
“I think he has redeemed himself. He beat two undefeated champions this year, myself and Chris Algieri, and Brandon Rios last year,” he adds.
Catch Timothy Bradley's ring return against hard-hitting Argentine Diego Chaves this Sunday at 1pm on ABS-CBN Sports and Action.
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