June 5th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
NEVER UNDERSTOOD BLUNT MENTALITY
San Francisco, CA- If you are a Manny Pacquiao fan, then you see Tim Bradley as nothing more than a “pugilistic” pushover for the mighty Pacman. After all, Bradley was chosen by Pacquiao’s promoter Top Rank. If you’re a Pacman maniac, then there’s no way he can lose this Saturday. But if you’re a realist, you should be able to realize that the Pacman train has reached a near conclusion. Push the Pacman as hard as you want, but the fact is that Pacquiao has looked beatable in his last three outings. I’m not going to waste a lot of space on the Pacquiao’s three most recent efforts, but in each fight he has not looked invincible.
BRADLEY, UNLIKE MOSLEY, CLOTTEY & MARGARITO IS COMING TO WIN!
Unlike Joshua Clottey, Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito, who in my mind came to collect and not win, Tim Bradley is the exact opposite of the aforementioned trio. The man nicknamed “Desert Storm” has never been in a fight in which he was exposed as an “opponent” and I don’t believe Saturday will be a precedent setting scenario. Unlike a lot of Pacquiao’s opponents, don’t expect Bradley to be satisfied with just getting paid. Unlike the aforementioned, Tim Bradley is coming to kick the naturally smaller Manny Pacquiao’s ass! Nothing outside of victory is in the mind of Bradley, 28-0, 12 KOs.
SHOULD BRADLEY HAVE CLOTTEY, MOSLEY OR MARGARITO MENTALITY
If Bradley comes with the “will to win” mentality, and not just to get paid and go along with the program to win, he will force Manny Pacquiao to out box him in the center of the ring and against the ropes as well. If Bradley can control the mid-ring action and push Pacquiao’s back to the ropes, Bradley will deflate the Pacquiao balloon and cause the country of the Philippines to sink into depression. Because if Bradley can control the fight and Pacquiao against the ropes, with Pacquiao catching instead of throwing, he will pull off the upset.
IF BRADLEY PEVAILS, MAYWEATHER DANCE IS NOT NEEDED
Should Tim Bradley be able to invoke his will here, the Pacquiao fans will be silenced like a deaf mute. They will have nothing to say, nor will they admit that a proposed fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is the mismatch I have predicted for months. If you look at Pacquiao objectively, than you’ll realize that he’s lost a step and Mayweather would’ve beaten on him like a conga drum.
KEYS TO VICTORY ARE SIMPLE
The man who forces the other to fight off the ropes will in all likelihood win. If Pacquiao can back Bradley to the ropes, he wins, On the flipside, if Bradley makes Pacquiao fight on the defensive, the aura of Manny Pacquiao is history and the multi-million dollar super fight with Floyd Mayweather is like much like deceased fish floating on top of the water. But more than likely, Pac will smoke the game Bradley.