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Pacquiao struggled to figure Mayweather out – Bradley

Phil Jay 18/03/2016

Ed Mulholland

Tim Bradley has expressed his opinion on upcoming opponent Manny Pacquiao’s performance in the Floyd Mayweather super-fight on May 2, 2015.

Pacquiao, 36, was defeated by Mayweather in a fight that failed to live up to expectations and Bradley is planning on upsetting the Filipino great again when the pair collide for a third time on April 9.

‘Desert Storm’ was an avid viewer when Pacquiao failed to put a dent in Mayweather’s perfect record and Bradley believes the ‘Pacman’ fell victim to the pound for pound king’s all-round ring craftsmanship.

“Pacquiao fought to the best of his ability. Mayweather is known for taking the air out of the ball – that’s the reason why he is the best in the world. He doesn’t let you do what you want to do and he’s able to do what he wants to do,” said Bradley.

“Mayweather always has a way to keep the ball on his side of the court and don’t let you play with the ball. He’s able to do what he wants to do and not let you do what you want to do. He didn’t allow Manny Pacquiao to do what he wanted to do and he came out successful.

Asked whether he expects Pacquiao to fight differently next month, Bradley replied: “I’m sure his right hook will be better. But Manny Pacquiao pretty much does the same thing.

“He’s going to come forward and be the same Pacquiao we are always used to seeing being explosive with speed and looking to take guys out. He’s going to be the same dangerous Pacquiao we have always seen.

“I’m expecting a tough fight and I’m expecting a smart fight. I am not expecting any weaknesses from Manny Pacquiao,” he added.