Who is Next After Timothy Bradley?

By Alon Calinao Dy - 04/13/2014 - Comments

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Manny Pacquiao has proven once again that he is one of the best boxers in the world when he dominated Timothy Bradley in a twelve action fight at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight.

Bradley has said before their anticipating rematch that he would deliver a lot of punches and move around well in the ring in order to convince judges’ decisions. This is true. Bradley has delivered a lot of shots and some these have connected well, but because of Manny’s power and speed, bradley has come short and did not win.

However, Bradley has gotten the respect that he wanted to earn after contemplating a suicide after his highly controversial win against Pacquiao years ago. Although he lost to the Filipino champ, he came to fight and gave his best, but Pacquiao has repelled his attacks.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, has praised bradley for being a very tough fighter. After pacquiao won the rematch, he assured his fans around the world that his journey in boxing will continue despite his declining skills according to his critics. The Filipino boxing icon has regained the confidence and trust from his viewers especially from his haters who called out the Filipino champ to resign in boxing because he has no longer the killer instincts in him when he became more compassionate boxer to all his opponents during his previous fights.

A similar belief from Bradley’s camp beforehand, but tonight Pacquiao has proven that he has still the aggressiveness and the heart of a champion in the ring when he showed his quickness, good footworks, and good connections to Bradley’s head and body. But Bradley is just a very tough opponent. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most deserving superstar in the sweet science.

Amazingly, Pacquiao has fulfilled his promise to deal with Bradley’s hungriness to regain his WBO crown. So far, we have seen the best Manny Pacquiao at age 35. The Filipino politician is on the right track right now of his boxing career after his successive wins in consecutive years.

But the question by most fans after defeating Bradley, who is next opponent by Manny? Is it Juan Manuel Marquez or Floyd Mayweather Jr? But I guess it will be the winner of Mike Alvarado versus Juan Manual Marquez Fight. I think it is also a dangerous battle of Marquez next month at The Forum Inglewood in California next month.

Other speculations that surface around the boxing forums, promoter Top Rank Bob Arum is going to choose from Pacquiao’s former sparring partners Amir Khan and Ruslan. However, hall-of-fame and long-time trainer Freddie Roach has denied the early talks and did not comment much about the prediction. Although anything is possible, Roach has welcomed the ideas if it good for the fans.

Well, who is really the next rival by Pacquiao? That is the big question right now by most boxing fanatics. I am sure, whoever that opponent is, it is going to be a blockbuster match up because Pacquiao is a big draw in the sport of boxing today. But I hope it should be between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez. For sure, it will generate millions of viewers from around the globe.