Tim Bradley: “I Been Over A Hundred Rounds With Terence Crawford, Manny Pacquiao Is A Harmful Combat” | BoxingInsider.com


Posted on 04/06/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Tim Bradley’s eyes develop broad at any time when he hears about the opportunity of Terence Crawford taking up Manny Pacquiao. The 2 have been rumored to be locked in negotiations for a attainable June fifth showdown that will happen in Dubai.

Within the thoughts of most boxing pundits, Crawford has the clear edge. The present WBO 147 pound belt holder is the consensus primary boxer on the earth and is presumably smack dab in the midst of his prime. Pacquiao, however, is 42-years-old and hasn’t stepped into the ring since July of 2019 in opposition to Keith Thurman. In entrance of a largely pro-Pacquiao crowd, the previous eight-division world champion floored Thurman within the first spherical earlier than squeaking an in depth however clear win.

Regardless of his success even at his superior age, names akin to promoter Bob Arum consider Crawford wouldn’t solely win their contest decisively but additionally that he would finally knock Pacquiao out.

Having hung out within the ring with each males, Bradley isn’t able to go that far.

“That’s a imply identify,” stated Bradley throughout a latest group interview on ESPN. “I been within the ring over 36 rounds with that man (Pacquiao) and I been over 100 rounds with Terence Crawford. This was earlier in Terence’s profession and I perceive he’s gotten so much higher from after I sparred him however these tendencies are nonetheless the identical.”

Lengthy earlier than Crawford grew to become the pound-for-pound star he’s at the moment, Bradley raved concerning the expertise of the Nebraska native after a number of sparring classes. In actual fact, Bradley has gone on report stating that Crawford would even defeat a first-rate Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Nonetheless, even with Bradley continuously singing his praises, he can spot a number of flaws within the sport of Crawford and he is aware of good and effectively that Pacquiao would exploit them within the blink of a watch.

“Manny Pacquiao loves when guys pull again and that’s an issue. We additionally know that Terence Crawford will get hit early and he will get hit typically early. Manny Pacquiao is a fast starter as effectively and he nonetheless has that blazing left hand that possesses an enormous quantity of punching energy. Manny Pacquiao is a harmful combat. I’d barely favor Terence Crawford however its a harmful combat.”


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