Former world champion Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton commended American Timothy Bradley Jr. for his aggressive start in his recent fight against Manny Pacquiao, but also noted that it backfired on the former champion.
Bradley lost his WBO welterweight belt after he was outpointed by Pacquiao over 12 rounds, with the “Pacman” clearly dominating the second half of their rematch.
Bradley opted to stand toe-to-toe with Pacquiao in the first few rounds, even rocking the Filipino icon with a right hand in the fourth round.
“I thought it made the fight really exciting,” Julaton told Hustle Boss, when asked about Bradley’s aggressive style at the start of the fight.
But she also pointed out that Bradley lost steam after that, fading in the second half and allowing Pacquiao to claim a wide points victory.
“I think in this sport, it’s all about being able to pace yourself,” she explained. “I’ve seen a lot of fighters go really fast at the beginning, and they kind of just slowed down towards the end of the fight.”
“I feel like maybe, Bradley just couldn’t keep up with Pacquiao’s speed for the duration of the fight,” she added.
Julaton did say that the fight – a rematch of the 2012 meeting that Bradley won controversially – “was competitive on both ends.”
“I just feel like Manny was able to utilize his speed and his footwork, and he was able to carry on and win more rounds that led him to victory,” she added.