Friday, June 8, 2012
Pacquiao vs. Bradley - The Perfect Storm
Its the time of the year again! Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Timothy "The Desert Storm" Bradley this coming June 9th, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. People in the Philippines are now going abuzz with the fight nearing. Odds in Las Vegas, favoring Manny Pacquiao at 5-1, while here in the Philippines bets are up as to what round Bradley will hit the canvass.
Ever wonder how it feels like getting caught up when two storms meet? I imagine that it would be chaotic! And that's how I see the fight between this two pugilistic warriors would head to.
I think people are underestimating Timothy Bradley. He is for one a champion in his own right, has never lost a fight in 28 bouts and he "uses his head" to win his matches, so he should be a legit foe for our Ninong Manny.
This can be further reaffirmed when Bradley was asked during the final press conference for the fight about how was training camp and mentioned that:
"Training was like Hell",
but Ninong Manny smooth as ever countered with,
"For me, it feels like Heaven".
Wow, I did not know that Ninong Manny has some slick counter punching when it comes to verbal joust and jabs.
When majority of our Pinoy kababayans were asked about their thoughts on who would win, they are already predicting that Ninong Manny would win by a stoppage on the 6th round or late in the fight, so the consensus is clear, its PACMAN that they want to win. Of course, who else should they be rooting for?
Now let me play a devils advocate here, what if Pacquiao loses? What will happen to the Pambansang Kamao? Will the adulation and adoration for him still be the same after the dust settles and he''s left with a "L" in his boxing record?
Well for Bradley, one thing is for sure. Ninong Manny gets a rematch come November 10th 2012.
But hey! Who knows, Timothy Bradley may just be spot on with his prediction, come November 10th, 2012 he might really put the ticket into use. It can get him a front row seat for Pacman's next fight.
Pacquiao wins KO by the 7th