Heading Into Saturday Night
Boxing fans a like are in for a treat when Manny Pacquiao takes on Timothy Bradley for the welterweight championship of the world. Both of these fighters have looked impressive as of late, and so much is at stake for them.
Both want to prove that they are the best boxers on the planet. Manny maybe fighting for his legacy because a loss to Bradley would be detrimental to his career. It also would extinguish any hopes of a mega fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
How These Fighters Stack Up
Bradley wants to prove that he can go the distance with such a legend. He has yet to loose inside the ring, and he has looked quite impressive as of late. He will need to have the fight of his life if he wants to come out the victor.
Bradley wants to prove that he has what it takes to compete with a legend like Manny. He said leading up to this fight that he had one of the best training camps of his life, and that he is ready to go to war with Manny come Saturday night. He is currently undefeated with a record of 28-0. His most recent win was impressive when he took on Joel Casamayor, which ended in a TKO. Many feel he has what it takes to beat the maybe unmotivated Manny, but only time will tell.
Manny comes into this fight with an overall record an impressive record of 54-3-2. His most recent victory was over Juan Manuel Marquez, and many believe Manny has slowed down as of late. His trainer Freddie Roach even went on record saying Manny should retire if he doesn't perform well against Bradley.
He has juggled with politics, singing, acting, and many more endeavors that may be keeping his mind focused on other things than boxing. He will look to prove the doubters wrong when he steps inside the ring, and prove that he is the best boxer on the planet right now.
Keys To Victory
For Bradley he needs, he needs to have a performance of a lifetime and he needs Pacquiao to have an off night. He will also need to whether the storm and look to score more on Manny because he doesn't have a lot of power in his hands.
Manny needs to take Bradley seriously and come out of the gate hot. He needs to use his counter punching and footwork in order to keep Bradley at bay. He also needs to use his speed and power because he has an advantage in both areas.