By Clive Bernath: Unbeaten WBO light-welterweight champion Tim Bradley is so confident of defeating pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on June 9 that he is already planning to give him a rematch in November.
The 28 year-old from Palm Springs, California has always believed he has the style to beat the multi weight champion and at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas he will finally get the opportunity to prove it.
At a press conference in Beverly Hills on Tuesday a super confident Bradley said: "I have always been an underdog all of my life. But I know how to win. I talk winning. I go into the ring and win. Manny Pacquiao is the world’s greatest fighter. After I win, the rematch will be in November.
Bradley added: “I’ve never met a mountain I couldn’t climb and I’ve never let a man’s height or stature intimidate me,” said Bradley. “I live to fight the best. I’m not only challenging Manny for his world title but I’m also challenging myself. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity and I will make the most of it. I will enter the ring on June 9 fearless and prepared.”
Bradley will indeed provide a genuine threat to the dominance of Pac Man and no one is more aware of that very serious treat than Pacquiao himself
“Timothy Bradley is the king of the junior welterweight division in search of new worlds to conquer. I know how he feels,” insisted Pacquiao. “I admire his ambition and his self confidence to risk his undefeated record by moving up in weight to challenge me. Freddie Roach and I will need to make the most of every training day to prepare for Timothy.
“When I walk into the ring on June 9, it will be more than a world title defense for me. It will be another opportunity to bring honor and glory to my country and to my fellow Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world.
“Timothy Bradley is undefeated and hungry. He does not know how to lose. This will be a great fight.”
Pacquiao’s respected trainer Freddie Raoch is also well aware of the task ahead and is also looking forward to preparing his fighter for the task ahead
“I’m just glad Manny is fighting an undefeated fighter who is more concerned about winning, than he is about protecting his record.” , said Roach.
February 22, 2012