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Pacquiao vs Bradley III: Tim Bradley wants to help push Pacquiao out of boxing

Timothy Bradley discusses his preparation for Manny Pacquiao, and his wish to help Manny retire.

On interacting with fans for the media day

"This is, like, kinda like paying the bills. That's what it's about. You definitely have to give back to your fans. They pretty much pay your bills. You gotta take care of them, because they're the ones watching, they're the ones paying for the ticket, the seat in the arena, they're the ones buying the pay-per-view. Definitely gotta take care of them."

On being a "nice guy" for fans

"I know where my blessings come from. That's very important to me. That's what motivates me and drives me to be the best I can possibly be. I always take care of the fans, always remember where I came from. It's very important to me, to give back, and pay attention to my fans."

On if it's easier to prepare for Pacquiao the third time

"It's never easy. The training part is the hardest part going into every fight. It's still the same, though, training for a 5'6½" Filipino that has lightning speed and power and great footwork and a lot of experience. That thing never changes. Still preparing for him. He's always dangerous, always looking to take you out. I gotta deal with that. That's the hardest part, man, dealing with that. But we've got a great strategy going into this fight. We're very confident in the strategy. We're relaxed. This third time around, I would like to say I know Manny Pacquiao, but I know he's going to bring a new wrinkle into the ring, because he knows he has to, because now I'm under the guidance of Teddy Atlas."

On emotions standing across from Manny Pacquiao

"In the beginning, it was like I was getting in the ring with King Kong. The second time, I felt like he was a human. This third time, honestly, I just feel like this is another opportunity, another moment God has given me and my team. It's another opportunity to be part of history, make history, to beat a guy like Manny Pacquiao and be remembered forever. I'm excited. As a little boy growing up, you're boxing, you're going through the ranks, trying to accomplish something, get to the top of your sport, or your profession, whatever it is you do, and I'm there. It's like living the dream all over again. Another opportunity God has given me. I don't know why, but it's here again. I'm going to take full advantage of it. It's up to me. It's all in my hands."

On his leaner physique

"Everything's different this time around. I only train five days a week now, I don't train six. I only run three, sometimes four days a week. The most I've run is three and a half miles, I don't run any more than that. The nutrition has changed, I'm back eating meat again. Preparing myself is a lot different, too, as far as recovery, taking care of myself. I'm actually taking care of myself a lot more now than ever before. I used to just push and work, I thought work was all I needed to do. But as you get older and learn, it's about work and rest. You've got to find that real balance."

On if he feels quicker

"I feel stronger, I feel more intact. I feel physically stronger, mentally stronger."

On Pacquiao expecting Bradley to target the body

"He's an older guy, you definitely wanna wear him down. You wanna get inside and work him to the body in certain spots. Wouldn't you take advantage of that? He's older, he's got a lot more miles than I do on my body. Taking it inside, why not? Teddy has taught me how to fight well on the inside, how to protect myself on the inside a lot better than I have in the past. So if I need to be inside, that's where I'm gonna be."

On having the chance the retire Manny Pacquiao

"If he loses again, that would definitely put in his mind that he should retire and step away from boxing. If I have anything to do with that, of course that's what we wanna do. We definitely wanna retire him. He says he wants to retire, so I wanna push him out the door."

On if that's a disadvantage from Pacquiao

"I think I'm gonna fight the best Manny Pacquiao of all time. The one better than the Floyd Mayweather fight, the one better than when he fought Marquez. Because of what's at stake, because of what he has on the line as well. He's campaigning to be part of Senate right now. It's his last fight so he wants to look spectacular. He wants to ride off on a nice horse carriage and say, 'I'm done, I finished on top.'"

On trying to avoid leg injuries again

"There's no extra precaution I'm taking. I'm not really thinking about that. I'm 100 percent. I haven't had any injuries whatsoever. I feel great, 100 percent. I don't think anything should happen. I hope and pray everything goes smoothly and we come out victorious."

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