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Pacquiao vs. Bradley: 3 Keys to Victory for Manny Pacquiao

Don’t Go for the Knockout

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Tim Bradley is one of the toughest guys in all of boxing, though he rarely gets the credit he deserves. He’s been in some of the most brutal, action-packed bouts in recent memory, which makes the possibility of Manny Pacquiao getting a knockout very small.

Not to mention Bradley has felt Pacquiao’s power before, and knows from first-hand experience, two-times over, the challenge facing him.

Pacquiao is more so a veteran than Bradley, and at this point in his career, his fighting style should reflect that. A knockout in this fight would be a tremendous farewell feat for Pacquiao, but it is not essential to his legacy.

Pacman needs to know when to step on the gas and when to reserve himself. Bradley is one of the most resilient fighters of our time, and it will be hard to send him to the canvas. Bottom line for Pacquiao: box, box, and then box some more.

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