Roach on Bradley rubber match: 'I predict a knockout in nine'
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 27, 2016 01:24 PM
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Famed trainer Freddie Roach, who is infamously known for his pre-fight predictions, recently gave out his forecast for the upcoming third bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.
The 55-year old Roach, who had already begun the trash talk by lambasting Timothy Bradley’s recent win over Brandon Rios, foresees a late stoppage in favor of Pacquiao, this time around.
“Manny wants to go out with a bang and knock Tim out, so I predict a knockout in nine,” Roach told Boxingscene.com.
Roach also confirmed that Pacquiao is “100 per cent ready to start”, and was given the medical clearance by doctors. Training camp for the Bradley fight is set to begin on February 2nd in the Philippines.
It has been a while since Pacquiao was able to achieve a stoppage victory. The last one was during his 2009 welterweight title fight against Miguel Cotto, where he picked up a 12th round TKO win.