Pacquiao looking forward to fighting 'more aggressive' Bradley
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 07, 2016 03:45 PM
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Manny Pacquiao has always been known as a man of the people.
During his pre-fight and post-fight speeches, “Pacman” has always been about giving the people a “show to remember.” Throughout his 20-year professional career, Pacquiao has been involved in barnburners against gritty Mexicans, including four fights against Juan Manuel Marquez, a trilogy against Erik Morales, and two fights against Marco Antonio Barrera.
Pacquiao has always been known as an aggressor, more than a tactician, who always comes forward to press the action. It has also been one of the reasons why people all over the world tune in to see him fight.
The first and only eight-division world champion will be facing WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley for the third time on April 9th in Las Vegas, as his 66th and final ring appearance.
And as early as now, Pacquiao is already looking forward to what he feels is a more aggressive Timothy Bradley this time around.
"I noticed under his new trainer, Bradley become aggressive, unlike when he was still under the watch of Joel Diaz," Pacquiao said in a report by Fight Hype. “If Bradley would maintain that kind of fighting style, the boxing fans can expect lots of fireworks during the fight. That's what I want."
Bradley left Diaz’s side in October and opted to be under the tutelage of veteran boxing trainer Teddy Atlas, instead. The new partnership has proved to be a success, so far, when “Desert Storm” defeated Brandon Rios in November, via ninth round stoppage.
As for Pacquiao, his mantra for fighting has remained the same, and intends to hold on to it until the very end of his career.
"I am fighting to entertain the fans and to bring honor to our country,” he said. “I believe, the people would understand and appreciate what I am doing."