Bradley: I will pick up where I left off
American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. said he will merely pick up from where he left off when he battles Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao in their rematch on April 12 in Las Vegas.
Bradley owns a controversial victory over Pacquiao from two years ago, as he was awarded a split decision that few felt he deserved.
Since the fight, Bradley has asserted that he defeated Pacquiao eight rounds to four, and told RingTV.com that he will be even better in the rematch as he seeks a definitive victory over the "Pacman."
"The first fight, I injured my foot in the second round and by the fourth round, my ankle on my other foot was also messed up. The second half of the fight, I was coming on strong with two bad feet," said Bradley.
"I didn't have the movement that I normally have, and I was outworking him. I was fighting all three minutes of every round, and not just the last 30 seconds of every round," he added.
"In the second fight against Manny Pacquiao, I will pick up where I left off the first fight. This will just be rounds 13 through 24."
Bradley said this time, he will be fighting Pacquiao with two good feet – the same way he was when he fought Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez in October 2013.
"I was able to show my boxing ability against Marquez with two good feet, so this will be no different," he said.
"I will be faster than Pacquiao. I will have better defense than Pacquiao. I will be hungrier than Pacquiao," he added.
Bradley also revealed that he does not feel the need to make a lot of adjustments for the rematch, as he already knows "exactly what to expect" from the Filipino ring icon.
"There are a few adjustments that I will make and with two good feet under me and at the end of the night, I will be victorious again," said the unbeaten boxer.
That being said, Bradley does not feel the pressure to knock out Pacquiao on April 12.
"I have already beat Pacquiao once, and that was on my first try," he pointed out. "I don't think I have to knock him out to get a definitive result, but if the knockout presents itself, I will take advantage of it."