Team Pacquiao studies Bradley’s timing
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao assured his fans that he remains motivated despite what boxing pundits describe as a “low-reward bout” against Timothy Bradley.
"I'm still hungry to win the fight," Pacquiao said in RingTV.
The eight-division champion said his prime concern about the Bradley bout is giving his fans a fight worth watching.
"I want to win the fight and give a good show. My first concern is how I can give a good fight to the people so I don't want to disappoint them," said Pacquiao.
His coach, Freddie Roach, said there is no reason for the Filipino champion to lose motivation in fighting Bradley.
He said the unbeaten American fighter is a hard worker, so Pacquiao will have to work hard too.
“Bradley is like Manny Pacquiao; he's a machine and works hard. Fighters are undefeated world champions for a reason and that's why these guys are world champions, because they work hard," said Roach.
To beat Bradley, Roach said Pacquiao would have to be in excellent condition.
"Bradley says he's going to outlast Manny and that he'll break him down and get Manny tired in the fight, and I plan on doing the same thing to him,” he said.
Pacquiao said his team has already devised a game plan to curb Bradley’s fighting style.
The American fighter likes to charge with his head coming first most of the time.
"The style of Bradley is different from the others because he loves to come on the inside," said Pacquiao.
"We created a strategy that we can use in the fight, especially timing the head movement, in-and-out, that's a very effective strategy. We have to throw the jab side by side,” he added.
"I'm expecting that he will fight me toe-to-toe that night."