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Roach Wants Pacquiao To Thump Like They Do in the Bible

BY Michael Woods ON March 04, 2014
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Judging by frequency of mention on social media platforms, there is more interest in the minds of fight fans regarding what sort of fight the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch will look like, more so than how the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana tiff will play out. I haven't seen one single soul picking the Argentine to derail the "Money" train, but there is no shortage of folks liking Bradley to beat Pacman.

Me, I wonder if the result of that April 26 tangle hinges on what sort of strategies and tactics Pacquiao employs. If we see "old Manny" in there, if that guy is still capable of being unleashed, the one with the magnificent ability to pair vicious aggression with superb accuracy, don't you think that ups his chances of defeating the 31-0 Californian?

Trainer Freddie Roach, for one, makes no secret of his belief that Manny is best when he's "old" Manny, the dialed-in destroyer type.

There are theories, some benign, some more odious and accusatory, as to why the return of that old intent is impossible.

He got old...he got too religious...he got off the superb supplements...

I see and hear all those explanations being bandied about.

Roach, though, says he regularly lobbies for the 55-5-2 Manny to get into that nasty mode, the mode that was present for significant portions in his to date last fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

"Can you force it, no, it's his decision," said Roach about the ability/willingness to be a seek-and-destroyer type.

He believes Bradley's pronouncement that Manny has lost the ability to be a stopper will help the 35-year-old Pacman, because the Congressman "likes to prove people wrong.

"I have found in the Bible, there's some killer instinct in the Bible, Manny's very into the Bible, and I will show him those verses," the trainer said.

I chuckled, not knowing that Roach had a command of pertinent passages in the good book.

"You gotta do what you gotta do," said Dedham Freddie, grinning. "I don't know the Bible well, but I've had people research it for me. There's a lot of war, a lot of violence, a lot of killer instinct in there.

"It's been four years since he had a knockout, and I told Manny, 'That's why your paydays are getting are lower and the pay-per-view audiences (have dropped off some). That's what people really wanna see, they wanna see knockouts."

Simple and straight to the point, irrefutable wisdom from Coach Roach.

Now it remains to be see if Pacman can follow the plan, and make the 30-year-old Bradley flashback to when Ruslan Provodnikov had him concussed and fighting on muscle memory and guts galore.

Readers, your thoughts, please. Is seek and destroy Manny still in the Congressman?

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Radam G says:

Da Manny is gonna has the Biblical killer instinct all up in his grill. On the Cali Cranium Crusher/Big Foot, he is going for the KILL!

The Biblical God Is KIND, but when He Is Doing His Job, He Is NASTY and SUPER MEAN! And if we walk in His Path and serve Him, we must be as He Is: Read to concuss a Big-talking, fibbing muthasucka and knock him the double fudge OUT! And praises to God, then SHOUT!

God of the Bible Has a giant Killer Instinct. The Holy Dude Has Used it a few times and forever. But the devil and his followers are clever. They make everybodee and dey momma believe that God of the Bible is a none-punishing, easy-going punkedified [sic] WUSS. But He Ain't. And after what was done to Da Manny in 2012 in the USA, Da Manny gets the whole holy picture. God Appreciates extreme beautiful violence on cheats, phonies and posers. And that is just the way He Does His Holy Job. He Holy Kick da hebejeebeez outta their bytch arses.

Did the Romans go easy on The Holy Son Jesus? Did Big G go easy on Pharoah? Big G didn't even go easy on Moses. And didn't let him enter the Promised Land. Moses wondered in the darn desert for 40 years and died dead as a holy doornail. God Doesn't Let His Serving Jesuit Nuns go easy on any kid. They beat the holy syet outta of me in boarding school and straighten me up. They had the darn killer instinct of God Of The Bible.

I hope that Da Manny knock "Desert Storm" Bradley's big mouth and arse the holy fudge OUT! And let him wander in Sin City for a minute and then go back home to the Cali Desert and wander there for a few day CONCUSSED. Bradley will just keep telling people that he won the first bout eight rounds to four and the second one eight rounds to four even though he got knocked da double fudge out. Hehehe! That is what being "concussed" will do to a Big Foot, big-head ramming Bambi. Holla!

brownsugar says:

Wow a researcher like yourself hasn't read the Bible?

Read it yourself man what are you waiting for? lol.

discover the timeless wisdom, carnage and life changing redemption of God's people on a first hand basis.

I'd recommend the book of Judges which may seem a little ruthless at first.

Samson was a Judge,...Who judged over a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an A$$. don't even ask me about the punch stats in that one.

The book of Samuel discusses the rise of King David, who as general of King Saul's Armies Slaughtered the enemies of God with extreme prejudice. Often Killing everything in sight during his numerous raids on the surrounding hostile villages, not even suffering the women, children, pets and livestock to live. Although its hard to fathom, each drop of blood was drenched in glorious purpose and revelation.

Personally I thought Bradley looked extremely sharp when he beat the man "who beat the man".

throwing straight sharp punches while exhibiting excellent mobility, stamina and ring generalship.

Of Course he wants the Pacmeister to come into the fight super-charged like a high-strung bow, with a hair trigger.

That's the precise point in time when Paq is most vulnerable.
and ready to be clipped,... like a man in a barbershop sporting a Mullet.

Paq looked fantastic against Rios, of course that was purpose of fighting Rios, his sneaky torpedo like left hand, detonating repeatedly off the think skull of the challenger it was almost obscene to watch.

Both men share the same faith

And Both men share the same battle cry.



fake it until you make it.

believe it until you receive it

retrieve it, then achieve it.

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear,... but boldness and a sound mind"

I wouldn't be surprised to see lightning bolts strike the ring post, high winds, and rainclouds hovering about the ring as Bradley and Paq immerse themselves in a biblically epic Brawl for it all.

expect the ref to be replaced several times over while Jim Lampley has to be given fresh oxygen bottles every few rounds just to be able to keep up with the commentary.

Nurses will attend to the judges to administer medication designed to keep the stress level down and keep their heart rates from spiking as they score the fight.


and when the winner emerges from the smoking ashes that used to be the ring,
don't be surprised to see another upset in a fight of the century candidate.

Although Pac did win the first fight. Bradley has an excellent opportunity to take the victory honorable this time.

I hope Paq wins so we can get ever closer to that Mayweather fight.

But I have also learned to accept the fact that we don't always get what we want.

Radam G says:

TOTALLY NONSENSE, B-Sug! I was forced to read the Bible and memorize it in five languages and four types of alphabets. I know that book better than you on your best day. And my worse. "Fake it, until you make it" is not an Asian thing. We know it, because we studied every bit. And don't put on high emotional, bullsh**. We have a lots of tiger moms and double tiger grannies that don't play. So you have to know before you say.

I find that people in the States who have been through hard times become bias with religious make believe and angling and tangling. And Biblical stories are a lot of mangling of myths and metaphors. And for too many people looking for a rationalization of hatred and prejudice of out-of-group people.

Da Manny is going to beat Bradley's again -- this time by vicious kayo. And God Ain't In It. And I doubt if He Cares. He Has Bigger Fish To Fry, instead of Getting Involved in a coming Sin City massacre. Holla!

brownsugar says:

TOTALLY NONSENSE, B-Sug! I was forced to read the Bible and memorize it in five languages and four types of alphabets. I know that book better than you on your best day. And my worse. "Fake it, until you make it" is not an Asian thing. We know it, because we studied every bit. And don't put on high emotional, bullsh**. We have a lots of tiger moms and double tiger grannies that don't play. So you have to know before you say.

I find that people in the States who have been through hard times become bias with religious make believe and angling and tangling. And Biblical stories are a lot of mangling of myths and metaphors. And for too many people looking for a rationalization of hatred and prejudice of out-of-group people.

Da Manny is going to beat Bradley's again -- this time by vicious kayo. And God Ain't In It. And I doubt if He Cares. He Has Bigger Fish To Fry, instead of Getting Involved in a coming Sin City massacre. Holla!



Sorry RG, there absolutely nothing you can tell me about Asians or the bible,

Carmine Cas says:

Bradley is coming into this fight uber confident, if Manny reverts to his old ways we will be in for a treat.

Radam G says:

And I wouldn't waste a bit of your time or mine. You are a monster of your myths. And I understand it. Nobody controls how he or she grows up. But as an adult, you can control how you stay up. And a lot people do that with religious prejudices and myths and faking it. Instead of shaking it and baking it. Maybe because they cannot stand taking it.

We all die our own death. So do your own thing, until that breath. Holla!

The Shadow says:

Hey, how about that Zeus guy? Or Odin?

Skibbz says:

Tengri is the best of all those evils in my opinion..

OT: Pac will throw the first real shots and what will big foot do? Root those size 20s to the canvas and swing his arms in the hope of catching something but Pac will already be out of the way lining up the next straight. I think it'll be an early stoppage and rightfully so. Bye Bye Bradley.

Radam G says:

Zeus, Odin, Tengri or any other super myth of any god better not get in the way of the punches. Cheating Da Manny was the worse thing for Big Foot/Massive Cranium Timmy and posers and haters.

They are now acting all bad and thinking that Ford and Ross type of judges are going to lightning strike twice. Nyet! And none of those mythical gods have punching power -- or any other type of sting -- to help Bradley or hinder Da Manny.

And Bradley has not improved. He simply fought Marquez/Hulkquez at the right time. The Marquez that he fought was far from a dime. He was a darn penny-shaking-apart zombie slime.

It is time to holla at the gift-and-lift two-loss undefeated Bradley with hardcore reality of whupper-whop whip @$$. Holla!

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