Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Manny says hunger isn't gone, Bradley will have to knock him out to win

Alexis Cuarezma

Manny Pacquiao knows that there are doubts about his passion for the sport, at least as compared to his "old self," but says he'll show the motivation he did in the past, and that Timothy Bradley will have to knock him out to win.

On claims that his hunger is gone

"There are a lot of people who doubt I can fight the same way I fought when I knocked out Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. "

"I want to prove to them that I am the best. I am inspired. I am the challenger. I know I will need to outbox and outspeed Bradley. And that is what I will do. This is the first time I have challenged for a world title that I lost. Do I want it back? You bet I do; and I want it back from Tim Bradley. "

"The only way Bradley can beat me this time is to knock me out. He cannot outbox me. I will be the aggressor. I will throw a lot of punches at him - more than I threw against [Brandon] Rios - and I will land them."

On the first fight

"Last time I was too nice. This time, I will finish what I start. I want to get back that belt he won off of me. Boxing has always been fun for me. This time the fun is secondary. This is a mission to prove I am the best. "

"In my fight against Rios I proved I can still fight at the high level everyone expects from me. I showed I can still control a fight as well as I ever have."

"I remember last time believing that I won the first fight against Tim Bradley. I thought I was leading after every round. I thought I won the fight easily. I controlled the fight every round. I had a feeling in training camp that he would run from me once he felt my power and he did after the third or fourth round."

"I was very surprised by the decision. But that's part of the game. He got the decision and my title. But to be honest, I wasn't as motivated when I was training for our first fight. I guess I didn't take him seriously enough."

On Bradley's accomplishments in 2013

"I am impressed with what Bradley has done since our fight. He is a different fighter now since we fought. He has more experience at this level and as a welterweight champion. He fought extremely well against Marquez. I knew Tim would beat him utilizing his speed. But in the end I am still faster than Bradley."

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