Roach predicts easy win by Pacquiao


Posted at May 18 2012 05:50 PM | Updated as of May 19 2012 06:11 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Other than Timothy Bradley’s head butts, Freddie Roach is not really worried about the American boxer.

The esteemed boxing coach said Bradley is not a real threat to Manny Pacquiao.

"I think that Manny will beat Tim Bradley pretty easily," said Roach in RingTV.

Roach also stood by his prediction that Bradley is likely to suffer a knock out in the hands of Pacquiao just like Ricky Hatton.

"Bradley got mad when I said that he's no better than Ricky Hatton, but he's never impressed me," he said.

Bradley is climbing the welterweight ranks to challenge Pacquiao for the WBO belt.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 9.

Roach said Bradley is young and fast, but claimed that the American boxer is likely to collapse under Pacquiao’s resilient offense.

"I'm really not worried. It doesn't matter what Bradley does. Whether he's coming forward or moving backward, he can't beat Manny Pacquiao," said Roach.

"I'm not going to predict a knockout round. He's a tough, durable guy. He gets in very good shape, but I don't think that it's going to go the distance. We'll get him before it's over."