Pacquiao vs Bradley: Timothy Bradley Ready For Anything, Won't Be Another Hatton

Timothy Bradley isn't concerned about having trouble adjusting to Manny Pacquiao on June 9. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Timothy Bradley says that he'll be ready to adjust when he faces Manny Pacquiao on June 9, and that he's a smarter fighter than he's given credit for being. From BoxingScene.com:

"All I hear is I'm a high pressure volume puncher and I'm like wow. ... They say it will be like the Ricky Hatton fight. That (style) is what I have been showing in maybe my last 3 fights because my opponents couldn't handle it but I can adjust in the ring. I laugh when I hear it. ... I can adjust to pretty much any style."

Bradley (28-0, 12 KO) is certainly not Ricky Hatton, and is certainly more than a high-pressure volume puncher. I don't really know what he's been reading or hearing, but for all I know it might be pure motivational fantasy, like when a team that was favored in the preseason to be a top Super Bowl contender wins a playoff game, and some dork linebacker shouts, "NO ONE THOUGHT WE COULD DO THIS!"

Bradley's certainly not favored to win this Super Bowl, but I'm not certain there are that many people out there who think this resembles the Hatton fight on paper. Maybe I'm wrong -- is that how you're seeing it? Do you figure that's a real possibility, that Bradley is so stylistically inferior that there's nothing he can do with Manny Pacquiao? That's a serious question, I don't know how you think. I'm not in your brain.

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Personally, I don't see it, and as I've said plenty already, I think this is going to be tough, tough, tough for Manny Pacquiao. My new question is really how good the fight will be. I don't think we're getting a Fight of the Year here, but I do think this could be an entertaining fight for those who like a tactical battle.

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