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Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley For June 9 Almost Sewn Up

BY Michael Woods ON February 06, 2012
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PacquiaoMarquezIII Hogan 33It might not be the fight you want, but there are things to like about the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight, which is all but signed, sealed and delivered for June 9 in Las Vegas.

ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports that the Pacquiao side is all good with their terms for the bout and that Top Rank is certain the Bradley team will sign off on their particulars in short order.

Pacquiao has taken some heat in certain circles for taking on boxers some deem quite past their primes, including Ricky Hatton, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez, in recent years. That can’t be said for Bradley; the 28 year-old Californian is 28-0, and should be at the peak of his form as an athlete. He has shown beyond-ample stamina as pro, and should push Pacman physically. That could prove a problem if indeed the Congressman’s best days after in the rear view mirror.

Some will say that this style matchup benefits Pacquiao, as Bradley isn’t a tricky type who makes a living off counterpunching, as Marquez does. But Manny is 33, and has felt it physically his last two bouts. He had leg cramps in the Mosley fight, and sustained cuts in his mouth and over his right eye. No, Bradley isn’t near the skill level of Marquez, but very few are. He tends to come in straight forward, and that is to Pacquiao’s advantage. He had trouble tracking down Mosley, and Bradley doesn’t have the elusiveness that Marquez has, not even close. Also, his power is nothing special at 140. Above that, it figures to be even less of a deterrent to Manny.

I’m saying here and now, though,  that this could be an upset special, based mostly on Bradley’s volume, and the belief that Pacquiao's body is in the early to middle stages of turning on him. I wouldn’t bet an underwater mortgage on it, but the possibility is there. Readers, what say you?

Comment on this article

Money Jay says:

I say ....yawn. I hope they show this for free...PPV's are going to bomb. I see a lot of headbutts, and a close fight. Manny wins split decision, only because the boxing world is still trying to keep the Mayweather vs Pac fight alive, and a loss by either one of those fighters will kill whatever hope that fight still holds...Bradley has a boring style, and is a promoters nightmare from a PR standpoint. Manny is in a lose lose situation...LMFAO

ali says:

Wack *** fight Bradley is about to get get scraped with ease....Even though Bradley deserves a spot at Pac he should fight Ortiz or Alvarez cuz Bradley doesn't sell tickets at all the PPV numberswill be nowhere near thr Mayweather vs Cotto numbers trust and believe that.

Radam G says:

WOW! News from da HOOD, da block, da barbershop, da crackhouse or whichever one is your poison is full of BULLJIVE turkey poop! Da Manny-Bradley PPV sellouts will be large. Money May-Cottq will not. Just wait and SEE.

Money May couldn't sell a coat to a naked arse at the North Pole. The MGM arena seats won't even sellout as they didn't when Money May fought Mosley and Ortiz. This is why, nowadays, Money May fights are at the Big-Screen theatres for $25 a pop. GBP has been including them as $50 PPV buyouts. Wow! What a slick way to fool all of Money May's groupies and nuthuggers. Yall muthasuckas just keep falling off that cliff for your genius-to _____ ___!

I'm reminded of the song: "Play dat funky music, white boy!" Blow dat groupie flute, Lil Floyd! Holla!

amayseng says:

you gotta respect the matchup. bradley is a fierce competitor, undefeated champion, he is in his ultimate athletic prime. he fights hard, he fights fast and he comes to win. he is a smart fighter and has a lot of tools.. that being sad, he comes in straight lines, he is vulnerable because he is an offensive fighter, i see pac blasting him out of there in 6 rounds....

as for cotto vs mayweather, yawn....seriously, im a mayweather fan inside the ring but come on cotto is years past his prime and has been in wars that have him faded. im a cotto fan, he is a warrior and a crowd pleaser, he is humble and a true fighter. he does not dodge anyone, always fought the best and challenged himself...floyd should have no problem picking him apart. unless floyd shows 35 year old inactive age, then this wont be an exciting fight.

i am not buying either.

be honest, pac vs an up and comer champion or floyd against a past prime war torn cotto...

ali says:

Amayseng Cotto is still a much better fighter then Bradley..

amayseng says:

@ali, no he really is not, pre concrete yes, not today

amayseng says:

@ali, no he really is not, pre concrete yes, not today

ali says:

Amayseng I respect your opinion bu Bradley ain't that good to me and I think he's getting KO against Pac. For one he has no power his defense is avg his chin is good not great he's a OK counter puncher with avg speed and he throws wide punches that equal a *** whooping against Pac._

amayseng says:

ali all good points. i like the fact bradley brings it and comes to fight.

Radam G says:

A weak-arse Desert Storm will be destroyed by a P-Island Typhoon every day of the week and three times on Sunday. Bradley's only chances is to get a no conest because of one of his dome-blasting butts in the first three rounds. Other than that, Da Manny is going to tear through him and bust him up badly. Holla!

Money Jay says:

@ amayseng, you can dress this fight up all you, but bottom line...it's a dud. Manny needs to be his own boss. The 2 fighters he hoped to land..Mayweather/Cotto.. both called his bluff, and they will fight in the biggest fight of 2012 hands down. Arum is ruining Mannys career..Why didn't Manny want to fight Cotto at 150, but he jumped at the chance to fight Margarito at 150? Why does he pick and choose which fighters he'll fight at a catchweight? Floyd stepped up, and told Cotto, I'll fight you at 154..no excuses. Mayweather promotions..Golden Boy Promotions..hell even Miguel Cotto Promotions...but no Manny Pacquiao Promotions?? It makes no sense for the 2nd biggest draw in the sport not to be calling his own shots. The devil is a liar! You'll can hate on Floyd all you want...but the Nevada state boxing commission has the proof..Manny biggest purse in the last 6yrs was $7.4mill..this is public record.Floyd biggest purse was $25mill! He just blew the biggest payday of his life..and now he fights Bradley for high risk/low reward...sounds like Manny needs to buy out his contract, and become a real boss!! LMFAO!!

undisputed34 says:

im sorry...bradley is fighting pacman? the same bradley who got put on his butt by lamont peterson? bradley says and does the best with what he has, and while i say he is underrated considering his accomplishments, he's going to get his clock cleaned. unless he fights for the moral victory of going the distance. i think he'll come with something to prove and leave with a massive amount of respect for marquez after paqiuao beats that cannonball he calls a head like a drum.

as for may and cotto...i see cotto being tentative the whole fight especially when he sees he cant put a glove on may and cooperates with UD loss. he will then say that pacman hits harder, is faster but thinks may wins a fight between the too. you heard it hear first.

Radam G says:

Wow! Inattention blindness is heavy on a bias human. Da Manny runs his own affairs. Pinoys have never been slaves to no one. No one ever hear us complaining about being slaved by the _______ man or any man, woman, child or animal or mythical gods.

Weak minds blinded by their own distorted superiority will claim and accept any bit of _____ that suits them. Money May has ducked and dodged Da Manny behind lies of A-side Meth and imaginary blocking of the match by the BobFather. Holla!

Radam G says:

That small money joker outside the bank dreaming think that readers and scribes here are non-investigating idiots and not self thinkers. Guaranteed minimum of 7.4mil does not mean exclusively 7.4mil.

I guess some of the TSS scribes are going have to shut up the hater. In Da Manny's last bout, he made upward of 30mil when in the PPV receipts were in. And THIS IS THE STRAIGHT UP REAL pubic record, not some cyberspace bullsh*tology hatred from a cyberhater perpetrating a fraud. And AGAIN, Money May has never, never gotten a boxing purse of 40mil.

Da Manny has beaten his arse in salaries and payouts in the last three years. And, like always, I will be proven right, because I'm in da know, not some mutha____ being led off the cliff by the Money May's flute gettin' on its BLOW! Holla!

ali says:

Triple OG your wrong again and your making a fool out of your self..ain't no way in hell Pac has been making more money then Mayweather over the last few years. You be talking out your *** do some research before you post anything on TSS don't be offended im just trying to help u.

Money Jay says:

@ Radam G...so Da Manny makes more money than Floyd does per fight? Really..even yo dumb *** don't believe that shyt. He has to give Top Rank 27% of his PPV gate sucka. Unlike you..I don't get on here with a bunch of rambling rants...I actually read this shyt. I bet yo *** a bowl of chicken fried rice that over the last 6 years he has fought double the fights, and he has made half of what Floyd has made..matter fact I'll bet you 2 bowls of chicken fried rice!! How is he his own boss, if he can't make any fights without the bobfathers say so?You a dumb Manny nutriding mofo if you really believe he getting paper like Floyd...#STFU! C'mon...ramble young man ramble..LMFAO

ali says:

@ Money May U a fool im LMAO!!!! Reading your last post that **** should make quote of note homie you straight clowned triple OG.

Radam G says:

Small Money J-J, Thelma, your sista is cool with me. I'm down with jungle fever. I don't eat chicken fried rice. That shyt is why you dudes have all that high-blood pressure.

Malignant rhetoric from a mud sucka is always funny to someone who is as dumb as he. SCLA Ali loves that you are his forty-first thief -- I mean idiot. Hehehehe! Your Alice in wonderland world is on you. You can take a hoodrat outta da hood, but you cannot take the hood outta him.

Da sucka will just keep following the pied piper music off the cliff. YUP! And next you will tell me that Money May is more known in the world than Da Manny. Wow! You are in that mudhole and muthasuckas are pi$$ing on your noggin and telling you that it is raining and you believe it. Hehehehe! You ___ never surprise me. Holla!

Radam G says:

The only fools about money are those who have never had much. They are foolish braggarts. As I said in another post. Some ethnic group of people are notorious liars about how much money that they make. But they don't ever have syet in the end. Like bubbles will, their imaginary moola will soon burst.

There is nothing like reality and actuality. Lies about making big papers are more than the lies about the Buffalo soldiers in this month of _____ history. I heard some know-nothing Ebonicans complaining about being given the shortest month to celebrate da ____man syet. Hehehehe! I'm with Uncle Roger. Most people don't know shyt about JACK! Holla!

Radam G says:

That's my last comment on this subject. South Central LA Ali and Detroit Motor city small Money J-J are the modern-day ____ ____ and ___ ___! They will have you laughing! They pull the IQ of America deep-bottom down. Holla!

ali says:

@Fe'Roz we are talking about who makes more per fight that's it.

Radam G says:

Don't try to change it around, SCLA Ali Baba. According to very, very reliable Forbes Magazine. The only boxer in the world's 2011's 50 highest paid athletes was Da Manny at number 24. Money May is nowhere near the list. [Da sucka lie to his pied-piper groupies and nuthuggers that he play that flute for to send their arses falling off that cliff.]

You can read, SCLA Ali, I hope so! Just hit up the cyberspace version of the Forbes Magazine. Once again, your darn tongue has turned into a snake and bit your arse foolishly. Don't start with me, and you one day will be able to see.

Man, you have some real hoodlum inattention blindness problems. Just quit trying to be so hardcore, light-skinned playa! Hehehehe! Holla!

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