Bradley can’t wait to hurt PacquiaoBy Roy Luarca
Philippine Daily Inquirer
HOLLYWOOD—Thrust into the international scene and showered with attention, Timothy Bradley has found it hard to cope up with the hype of his fight against global icon Manny Pacquiao on June 9.
Depicted as a gentle family man who prefers the confines of his community in the early buildup of their showdown for the WBO welterweight crown, Bradley has suddenly become a menacing, threatening presence.
The unbeaten American first claimed he was ready to shock the world by beating and dominating Pacquiao. Then Bradley vowed to punish and hurt the eight-division champion when they clash at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
The WBO light welterweight king then boasted that he’s ten times better than Juan Manuel Marquez, who gave Pacquiao a tough fight before losing by unanimous decision in their third battle last November.
Bradley’s latest pronouncements that appeared at BoxingScene.com, however, was a shocker.
“I can’t wait to get in there and kill this dude,” Bradley told Ryan Burton.
The 28-year-old Bradley, of course, can say what he wants. After all, he’s unbeaten in 28 fights, has trained rigorously for three months and, thanks to a vegan (vegetarian) diet, posseses a well-chiseled physique that would make even elite bodybuilders drool.