Pacquiao vs Mayweather Fight 2014: Timothy Bradley’s Trainer Says Manny 'Cant Hurt Him Now'
Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. are set to face off on April 12, 2014 for their rematch bout, and according to IBTimes, Bradley's trainer, Joel Diaz, says he and his ward are gunning for a knockout win.
In an interview, Diaz said, "We don't want to leave it up to the judges...we want the fans to see a real winner."
He believes in the upcoming rematch, Bradley might have a hard time winning through judge's decision against the Filipino boxer. He also thinks that if the second fight ends in a decision, there's a big chance that Pacquiao will be crowned as the winner of the bout, assuming that since boxing is still considered as a business venture, judges will side with Pacquiao in the rematch simply because "there's more money to be made with Manny Pacquiao."
So, in order to prove who the better fighter is, a knockout is a must. Diaz is confident that the Filipino boxing legislator will have a hard time fighting against Bradley because during their last fight, the welterweight titlist suffered an injury on both feet but Pacquiao still failed to KO him.
The trainer said, "For Manny to beat Bradley, he really needs to knock him out. Because if he couldn't hurt him when he (Bradley) had his feet hurt in the first one, I don't think he'll hurt him now."
Bradley is also feeling confident in his upcoming fight. According to LATimes, he said, "I know what to expect this time; it's like riding a bike -- the second time is easier."
But even though Bradley believes that Pacquiao's "every punch was a death blow", he senses that the former champ has lost his motivation. "I feel the killer instinct is gone," Bradley commented.
Pacquiao and Bradley's 2012 fight ended in a controversial split-decision which landed the latter the WBO welterweight title. According to an article on CBSNews, Even though Pacquiao landed more punches and appeared to be the more aggressive fighter, judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross awarded the match to Bradley with a scorecard of 115 - 113.