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Marquez Says Pacquiao Is Too Strong For Bradley

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: I don't think so, because even though Bradley is a great boxer, and he has skills, he needs the power. He doesn't have that power. Pacquiao has the speed and Pacquiao has the power. The difference in this fight is power. The difference will be the power punches that Pacquiao has, answered Juan Manuel Marquez when asked whether he things Bradley can beat Pacquiao in their June clash.

(http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/171481-qaa-marquez-pacquiaos-power-speed-trump-bradleys-skills)

It seems that many boxing fans as well as analysts pick the same reason why Bradley will likely be defeated by Manny come June, and its the vast power difference. Unfortunately for boxing fans that want to witness a war, and especially for Bradley, this happens to be very accurate.

Of all the boxers in the world, there is only one which we can label as the expert on Manny Pacquiao, and that happens to be the only person that has stepped into the ring with Pacquiao three times, with a fourth fight not out of the question: Juan Manuel Marquez.

I find Marquez to be a classy and honest person, with a tremendous about of ring experience on top of that. He has tasted the power that Pacquiao is able to deliver, and knows what it can do. I believe that his statement is parallel to what most believe, and that leaves one outcome in mind: Bradley will hit the canvas if he decides to trade with Pacquaio. Footwork, hand speed and power, all play in favor of Pacquiao in this match-up. In other words, Bradley is not as smart and cannot adjust in the ring like Marquez can, thus tactical war should not be considered. Trading with Manny is another option that Bradley should avoid.

So whats left for Bradley to do in the ring? I would say playing it safe and trying to fight on the inside would be my personal best advice. Quick in-and-out combinations would probably be the best bet for Bradley, but I am aware that once in the ring, anything can change in a second.

Article posted on 15.02.2012



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