Bradley camp wary of judges favoring Pacquiao
INDIO, California -- In just two weeks, the world welterweight championship will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Manny Pacquiao’s challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. recently hosted an open media workout inside the Boys and Girls Club in Indio, California.
During the workout, Bradley strutted off impressive head movement and punches to counter Pacman’s possible blows.
“I feel great and I’m ready to go, the weight is no problem, the weight is not an issue. I’m probably about 148-149 right now after training, I woke in the morning about 150 so the weight is not an issue,” said Bradley.
“We are just preparing ourselves for June 9th,” said Bradley’s father, Timothy Sr.
Bradley’s camp said they are unafraid of Pacquiao’s speed and punching power, but what they are wary of is the judges’ decision on fight night.
“Greatest fear is not getting the decision at the end of the fight through the judges, beating Manny Pacquiao and walking out of the ring with no victory, that’s the worst fear! It’s not Manny Pacquiao it’s the judges decision,” said Bradley’s coach Joel Diaz.
Amid talk by critics that he is the underdog, Bradley remained unperturbed.
“Boxing insiders know that this is a big match for Manny, now the people that don’t really watch or follow boxing they said I’m no match! But the boxing insiders and the boxing experts know that this is the real fight for Manny Pacquiao,” the challenger said.
“Bradley matches Pacquiao in terms of speed. He is the younger fighter, Bradley is; Pacquiao hits harder so we’ll see it should be a great fight,” said boxing promoter Bob Arum.
Bradley is scheduled to host another open media workout in Los Angeles on Tuesday.