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TIMOTHY BRADLEY DOESN'T THINK PACQUIAO WILL ENGAGE AS MUCH IN REMATCH: "HE DOESN'T HAVE THAT KILLER INSTINCT"

By Ben Thompson | January 27, 2014
TIMOTHY BRADLEY DOESN'T THINK PACQUIAO WILL ENGAGE AS MUCH IN REMATCH:

"He doesn't have that killer instinct. Yeah, he didn't have that killer instinct in that Rios fight. I think it was because Rios has that power. So he's a little scared of that power, man. There was times where he probably could've finished Rios, or attempt to, and he played it safe, you know what I'm saying. So I think that's gonna definitely work in my advantage," stated undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, who shared his thoughts on what he took away from Manny Pacquiao's successful return to the ring against Brandon Rios this past November. According to Bradley, Pacquiao has become a lot more cautious since suffering a devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez over a year ago.

"I think that he might not want to engage too much with me. I know I'm not a Rios-type puncher, you know, but I know in that first fight, he was real defensive for some reason, boy. He was defensive. Yeah, when you go back and watch that fight and you see how defensive that guy was fighting me; he was defensive, dude, and he only worked like maybe a minute in every round," Bradley continued, recalling his first encounter with Pacquiao. "He was putting his hands up most of the time trying to block shots and get out of the way. This time around, I don't think he's gonna engage that much, man. He got hurt; he admitted that Rios hurt him with a shot, so, you know, like I said, I'm not a Rios puncher, but I got a punch."

CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH TIMOTHY BRADLEY TO SEE WHAT ELSE HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT PACQUIAO, THE REMATCH, AND MUCH MORE



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