Pacquiao supporters optimistic of victory

By Ariel Ruth Peras and Gina Salire

Posted at Apr 08 2014 09:38 AM | Updated as of Apr 08 2014 09:27 PM

Social media users believe that Manny Pacquiao can knockout Timothy Bradley and take back the WBO welterweight title on Saturday.

Although Pacquiao's main goal is to swarm his opponent with punches, many social media users are optimistic that the eight-division world champion and former pound-for-pound king can bring down Bradley with a knockout.

On Monday night "TV Patrol" asked on micro-blogging site Twitter: "Naniniwala ba kayo na kaya pang patumbahin ni Pacquiao si Bradley at mabawi ang titulo?"

Netizens were quick to express support for the People's Champion.

There are also others who think that Pacquaio would win but doubts if he could knockout Bradley:

However, some still sided with Pacquiao's opponent.

Experts and fellow boxers have expressed different opinions about Pacquiao's upcoming match with Timothy Bradley.

Former boxing star Kostya Tzyu said he doubts that Pacquiao will prevail, as the fighting congressman no longer seems hungry for a win.

"When I see the interview between the two guys, I agree with what Timothy (Bradley) said that Manny Pacquiao is not hungry anymore. You can’t be on top of your game if you’re not hungry anymore," said Tszyu.

Bradley has also expressed confidence that he will beat Pacquiao.

Pacquiao's trainers, on the other hand, have shrugged off doubts about his performance and reassured fans that their idol is in top fighting form.