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Tim Bradley: Pacquiao will be the same guy we're used to seeing

Tim Bradley expects to see the same ol' Pacquiao in their third meeting, while giving his insights as to why Pacquiao struggled against Mayweather.

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Tim Bradley is looking forward to his third meeting against Manny Pacquiao on April 9th and suggests that while he's continued to make improvements in his game, he expects Pacquiao to be more of the same. Speaking on his assessment of Pacquiao heading into this fight, Bradley elaborates on his expectations for the version of Pacquiao he's about to meet:

"I'm sure his right hook will be better. But Manny Pacquiao pretty much does the same thing.

"He's going to come forward and be the same Pacquiao we are always used to seeing being explosive with speed and looking to take guys out. He's going to be the same dangerous Pacquiao we have always seen."

Continuing to reflect on Pacquiao's last outing, Bradley says that he saw Pacquiao do the best he could do against Floyd Mayweather, but that it just wasn't enough against a fighter of Mayweather's caliber.

"Pacquiao fought to the best of his ability. Mayweather is known for taking the air out of the ball - that's the reason why he is the best in the world. He doesn't let you do what you want to do and he's able to do what he wants to do," said Bradley.

Be that as it may, Bradley, albeit a tremendous fighter in his own right, is simply no Mayweather. So have any of you seen Bradley noticeably improve under Teddy Atlas? Has Pacquiao diminished just enough for Bradley to turn the tables on him in this next outing? Or might Pacquiao have some wrinkles in store for Bradley? You tell me, fans.