Bob Arum: ‘There’s No Question That Tim Bradley Is a Much Better Fighter Now Than in 2012 When He Fought Pacquiao’

Joe Habeeb
By Joe Habeeb February 9, 2014 1:37 pm

Bob Arum: ‘There’s No Question That Tim Bradley Is a Much Better Fighter Now Than in 2012 When He Fought Pacquiao’

The long awaited rematch between Tim Bradley and Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao will finally take place on April 12. Their first fight that took place back in June of 2012 ended quite controversially, with most people believing that Pacquaio should have gotten the decision, and both men will looking to put an exclamation point on their performance leaving no doubt this time around.

Top Rank CEO, and promoter of both combatants, Bob Arum believes that this fight will be much different than the first one claiming, “The fighters have changed. Timothy Bradley has proven what an exciting fighter he is based on his two victories in 2013: Fight of The Year with Ruslan Provodnikov, which he won, and the great battle with Juan Manuel Marquez, another victory for Bradley.” He went on to say, “Manny Pacquiao has finally gone back to his roots, fighting based on his great strength, which is his elusiveness and his style of going in and attacking his opponent and disappearing before the opponent can counter. Rios tried to counter Pacquiao all night but was unable to do so because of Pacquiao’s skill.”

Many people feel that Manny Pacquiao may have lost a step or two over the last couple of years but think just the opposite about his opponent Tim Bradley. When asked about his opinion of Tim Bradley Arum had this to say: “There’s no question that Tim Bradley is a much much better more confident fighter now than he was in 2012 when he fought Pacquiao.”

Most people tend to agree with Arum on this one and for that very reason this fight is looked upon as a tossup by most boxing insiders.

Joe Habeeb
By Joe Habeeb February 9, 2014 1:37 pm

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3 Comments

  1. EDZ February 9, 6:19 pm

    WARNING : Pacquiao needs to KO Bradley. Arum is eying Bradley to be his next cash cow, thinks Pacquiao is retirable.

  2. EDZ February 9, 6:29 pm

    Forewarn: Pacquiao needs to KO Bradley or win convincingly because Arum now is eying Bradley to be his next cash cow,thinks Pacquiao is retirable ( that’s the deal ). NO KO no win for the PACMAN this time.

  3. Edgar Nacario February 9, 8:19 pm

    Yah, I think so too. Arum is building up Bradley to replace Pacquiao and later, Mikey Garcia also. I think in the first fight Arum paid the judges to award the fight to Bradley. Now he is trying to set-up a Pacquiao-Garcia fight also. So Pacquiao needs to blow Bradley out of the water in this fight to prevent another defeat.

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