Timothy Bradley Fighter Blog Week 4: Manny Pacquiao

Timothy Bradley talks about how he thinks Manny Pacquiao has changed since their last fight two years ago.

Timothy Bradleyby Timothy Bradley

Manny Pacquiao has always been a great fighter and from what I have heard he is a great person 

But I think in the last two years Manny has become a more compassionate fighter. I think he lost the fire that made him the number one pound 
for pound fighter in the world. 

That Killer Instinct that made Oscar De La Hoya quit on his stool and the fire that knocked out Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and badly damaged 
Antonio Margarito are just no longer there. 

I think his skill set is still there but he just cannot turn it on like he used to anymore. In the Brandon Rios fight I saw he had Rios up against the ropes 
and then he stopped throwing his punches. He took a couple steps back and let Rios out. 

I think that Marquez KO gave him a lot to think about because he was turning it on there and in my opinion he was a couple rounds away from 
stopping Marquez – but then he just never saw that right hand coming and it was lights out. 

I hope come April 12th Manny can find that fire and be the Paquiao of old because this is the hurt business. For those thirty six minutes that we will be 
in the ring I am not expecting any compassion from him.

He will get absolutely no compassion from me. 

In that ring it is all about my family eating or his family eats. 

Manny Pacquiao will have to knock me out to stop my family from eating!!!


24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 show #3 debuts Thursday, April 10th at 8:30 PM ET/PT on HBO two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.

Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2 takes place Saturday, April 12th live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. 

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