Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pacquiao-Bradley fight--who will prevail?

Manny Pacquiao said that he needs this fight to prove that he is still the world's best pound for pound boxer. He vows to knock out undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley. An orthodox boxer, Bradley has never been knocked out in his career. The Pacman, however, had suffered from three.

Bradley vows to erase the myth of the Pacman as the world's best pound for pound. 

The thing about Bradley is, he is quick, fast in counter-punches and is known to throw strong punches as well. Manny on the other hand, is a lefty, and is reputed to be one of the most scientific boxers around. 

Defeating Bradley will require more than just science, since Bradley has a strong jaw. You need sheer power and strength. You need brutal force to inflict damage. There is a belief that Pacman has now become soft, after becoming a "Christian preacher". Will this affect his performance?

Pacman must be more than aggressive here. He must charge and be a brawler. If he does not engage and does not brawl, Pacman will have a hard time getting close to Bradley and inflict damage. Bradley has a good chance here.

If Pacquiao prevails on this one, there is no stopping a Pacquiao-Mayweather Jr fight come November or April of next year.