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Timothy Bradley: Pacquiao not the same guy as before

Timothy Bradley talks about his upcoming fight with Manny Pacquiao and acknowledges that Manny has declined since their first meeting.

FightHub catches up with Timothy Bradley after the Pacquiao-Bradley III presser and asks him some questions on what he expects to be different in this third meeting. Here are some excerpts from the interview.

Bradley on what's changed from when he first fought Pacquiao to now:

"The first fight I wasn't sure of myself, I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing. Instinctively I did some good things in that fight because I came on strong in the beginning, faded towards the middle, and came on strong in the end to win that fight. But now I have more experience, big fight experience, fighting against Marquez and Provodnikov and Pacquiao again, I think this time around I'm a lot more confident, I know what my identity is."

"Teddy [Atlas] has showed me that: being in the right places, being in the right position, throwing the right punches. I know there are laws of boxing that not a lot of people know, that not a lot of trainers know. He's teaching old school, Cus D'Amato style, that Teddy brings to the table...You saw it in the [Brandon] Rios fight, you saw how comfortable I was on the inside, you saw how I was able to dominate the outside as well, and closing that with a great body shot to the liver of Rios that ended the night."

Bradley on what he sees in the current version of Manny Pacquiao:

"We all know that he's not the same fighter that I fought in 2012. He's not...but he's still a dangerous fighter, he still has that tenacity and that hunger and that fight in him still...He's still a great fighter, but there is a change, there is, it's evident."

Bradley on Freddie Roach's claims that he hasn't improved that much under Teddy Atlas:

"See 'that much,' that's the word right there that you gotta pay attention to. People give things away. They don't understand when they're speaking they tell you the truth, and you just gotta pay attention. So 'that much' means that he saw improvement, but he didn't want to say it. And the fact that Manny Pacquiao said 'maybe'...this isn't his last fight.

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