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Pacquiao vs Bradley: Juan Manuel Marquez Doesn't Think Bradley Can Win

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Juan Manuel Marquez feels that his old rival Manny Pacquiao has the edge on Timothy Bradley. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Juan Manuel Marquez feels that his old rival Manny Pacquiao has the edge on Timothy Bradley. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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In an interview with RingTV.com, Juan Manuel Marquez says that he doesn't think Timothy Bradley has the power to defeat Manny Pacquiao when the two meet on June 9.

"Even though Bradley is a great boxer, and he has skills, he needs the power. He (doesn't) have that power. Pacquiao has the speed and Pacquiao has the power. The difference in this fight is power. The difference will be the power punches that Pacquiao has."

Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KO) is still the lightweight champion of the world, and is coming off of a debated loss to Pacquiao in November that did nothing but raise his stock as a marquee player in the boxing world.

Marquez was negotiating for a fight with Lamont Peterson, but Peterson chose instead to rematch Amir Khan on May 19, something Marquez has no frustration over. He's still targeting a return in April against David Diaz in Mexico City as a tune-up, and then casting his gaze on Cowboys Stadium for July 14.

It's difficult to imagine an opponent out there who would be right for Marquez on July 14 at that venue, as there just aren't many suitable names for a fight of that magnitude. Brandon Rios springs to mind, but Rios is set to fight on April 14, perhaps against Yuriorkis Gamboa. If Top Rank is comfortable with a Marquez vs Rios fights, plans could change -- it would be quite an opportunity for Rios, and he says that's a fight he wants.