ENJOY BOXING PPV=LIVE Pacquiao vs Bradley Stream boxing hd tv Coverage.With Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley's rematch looming closer, a lot of speculations are beginning to surface. Of course, given the controversial results of their first bout, many people are siding with the Filipino boxer. This includes boxing expert Hermie Rivera.
Given his colorful and imagery-filled comparison, it seems Rivera was not impressed with Bradley's win in his recent matches. For the boxing expert, his performance is not enough to dominate over the Filipino fighter.
Following his fight with Pacquiao, Bradley took on two confidence-booster matches against Ruslan Porovdnikov in March of 2013 and against Juan Manuel Marquez in October of the same year.
But those who saw the Provodnikov bout will remember that Bradely barely made it out as the winner in that match. The Russian's powerful blows concussed him early in the fight and caused him to stagger in the following rounds.
As for the Marquez fight, Bradely went home as the winner via split decision. In other words, he wasn't able to hurt his opponent with a knockout blow, which is what he promises to do to Pacquiao in their rematch.
But the unbeaten super-middleweight champion Andre Ward believes Bradley is the fighter who has more motivation to win in the upcoming rematch. Ward says that the criticisms Bradley received from his win over Pacquiao will be the fuel that will drive him to retain his WBO welterweight title.
Through an interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio, he said, "(You would think) that Timothy Bradley would get the respect that he deserves, and he still doesn't. That's the material, that's the fuel that people don't realize push guys like Timothy Bradley to go above and beyond what people think he's gonna do."
He added, "It's not necessarily with X's and O's and strategy, but just the desire man. I feel he has a desire that can't be denied, and he has the intangibles that you can't put your finger on."
MANILA, Philippines – WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is in a good position to give his thoughts on the upcoming rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.
After all, the Russian knows both fighters well, having sparred with Pacquiao before and challenged Bradley for the WBO welterweight title. He knocked down the undefeated American in the 12th round of their bout in March last year but failed to finish him off, losing a decision.
Provodnikov would later rebound by stopping Mike Alvarado in the 10th round of their duel last October to win a championship. At one point, he was even considered as Pacquiao’s next opponent, but the Filipino eventually settled down with a Bradley rematch instead.
Provodnikov, for his part, would instead end up as a source of insight regarding the fight slated this April.
In an interview with Yuri Tarantin of the Russian boxing website Allboxing.ru, Provodnikov stressed that Pacquiao should press the action if he wants to avenge his loss to Bradley a couple of years ago.
“I think that if Pacquiao will not be aggressive, then we will see the same exact thing that we saw in their first fight,” he said, referring to the controversial decision that cost Pacquiao his WBO welterweight title against Bradley. Sportshub ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1
Though Pacquiao appeared to dominate the fight, he did not go for the knockout, enabling Bradley to escape with a questionable majority decision win.
The fighting congressman has promised to go all out against Bradley this time to avoid another dubious decision, and Provodnikov believes Pacquiao – whom he considers a friend – has the edge.
“That being said, Pacquiao has a slight advantage to win. On the other hand, if the fight remains close then Bradley has a good chance to win," the Russian slugger ended.
Pacquiao and Bradley will clash on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Timothy Bradley had a big year in 2013, beating Ruslan Provodnikov in the Fight of the Year, and then taking down Juan Manuel Marquez. Bradley discusses the bouts ahead of his April 12 rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
Discuss 2013 and how your fights against Provodnikov & Marquez solidified you as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world.
"2013 was a great year for me. I started out the year fighting a guy who wasn't very well known outside the boxing community by the name of Ruslan Provodnikov. You might have heard of him by now since our fight was voted, "Fight Of The Year" by the Boxing Writers of America. Ruslan has also gone on to win a Jr. Welterweight title and has moved into many peoples top 10 pound for pound lists.
"My second fight of 2013 was against a current top five pound for pound guy that had just come off of the KO of the year against Manny Pacquiao, the future hall of famer Juan Manuel Marquez. This fight unlike the Provodnikov fight was a chess match and I believe I gave Juan Manuel Marquez a boxing lesson.
"With these two fights I was able to show that I can outbox a top five pound for pound boxer and I could also go toe to toe with one of the most feared punchers in the sport. I was able to show the fans that I am a versatile fighter and can box and brawl as needed. I believe that being a top pound for pound fighter means that you have to do whatever it takes to win whether its outbox your opponent or fight your opponent blow for blow in the center of the ring. I am out to prove that I am one of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport if not the best.
"In my two fights in 2013 I was able to show that I can do it all in the sport of boxing. This next fight will be no different in helping me show the fans that I am top pound for pound in the world. I have a lot to prove and nothing can stop me on my way to being number one in the world."
Face Off with Max Kellerman: Pacquiao/Bradley 2 debuts Sat., March 22 at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 premieres Saturday, March 29 at Midnight ET/PT on HBO. Show 2 debuts Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and show 3 debuts Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.
Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 takes place Sat., April 12 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
MANILA, Philippines – Knockout or not, Manny Pacquiao vowed to give Timothy Bradley no room and bag all rounds in their rematch on April 12 in Las Vegas.
In a promotional blog released by fight broadcaster HBO, Pacquiao stressed he won their first bout two years ago, even though it was Bradley who came away with the decision victory.
This time, the Filipino icon is going for a rout to avoid a similar controversial result.
“I won at least 10 rounds against Tim Bradley the first time we fought. I intend to win all the rounds against him this time regardless of the length of the fight,” said Pacquiao, who won his last fight against Brandon Rios also in a one-sided manner.
The fighting congressman has grown tired of Bradley’s repeated claims that he has lost his once vaunted killer’s instinct, and earlier promised to go all out against the undefeated American in their rematch.
“He [Bradley] said I have lost my hunger and that my time is over. Everything I am doing in training camp is aimed at proving to him just how wrong he is,” added Pacquiao, who is currently training at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Sportshub ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1
“I have all the respect for Bradley and what he has accomplished but I have no fear of him. He has inspired me to exceed my previous performances inside the ring,” he further said.
Bradley will be putting his WBO welterweight title on the line against Pacquiao, the same diadem he took from the Filipino in their first encounter. He is out to prove that his win over Pacquiao is no fluke.
Pacquiao, for his part, insisted he will revert to his old, aggressive self. He ended the blog by issuing a stern warning to his foe.
“If Bradley wants to meet the fighter who stopped Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, he’s going to get his wish on April 12,” Pacquiao said.