I can retire after beating Pacquiao, he says
"Desert Storm" Timothy Bradley believes that the key in beating Manny Pacquiao is to outbox and outfox the Filipino superstar.
The WBO welterweight champion said he could try matching Pacquiao punch-for-punch, but this won’t serve him well.
“In the [Ruslan] Provodnikov fight I learned that, damn it, I gotta listen to my corner and not go out and fight like Rocky,” Bradley said in RingTV.
The American boxer was referring to Provodnikov fight where he was decked in the 12th round, before taking a unanimous decision over the Russian slugger.
“I gotta remember that I’m a boxer and that boxing is about intelligence,” said Bradley.
Bradley said that on April 12, he will convince the world that he deserves to wear the WBO welterweight belt despite the controversy of his first bout with Pacquiao.
Most fight fans felt that the judges merely gifted Bradley the split decision, given the way the Filipino boxer dominated the match.
“I’m not focused on the judges,” he said. “I’m focused on only one outcome – winning again and whupping his butt so good that you guys in the media and the public give me credit for it.
Bradley also said that if he beats Pacquiao again, he might go and retire as a champion.
“This is the only fight that I care about,” he said. “All want to do is beat him so bad and so clearly that I finally get fan approval. If I do that, anything I do after this fight is gravy. If I do that, I honestly think I could walk away from the sport and be satisfied.”