Pacquiao, who failed to score a knockout victory in his last four bouts, vowed to give the fans what they are looking for when he defends his World Boxing Organization welterweight title against Timothy Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“I know boxing fans, and that include our all over the world, including the Filipinos, were not so happy with how I fought lately,” said Pacquiao, whose last stoppage victory was on 2009 when he won via TKO over Miguel Cotto. “But now, I promised them that I will be giving them a fight they want to see.”
Pacquiao’s long-time buddy and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez shares the same sentiment, saying that the Filipino champion looks stronger than ever and will be giving fight fans a surprising performance a week from now.
“Everybody will be surprised. Even Bradley will be surprised with how Manny will fight him,” said Fernandez, who took over the training session on Friday with trainer Freddie Roach out due to prior fight-promotion commitments.
Fernandez added that there are fewer distractions for Pacquiao this time unlike during his third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, whom Pacquiao defeated via an unconvincing decision victory.
According to Fernandez, Manny has peace of mind right now and has now emotional and mental problems because his wife is with him along with his four children, who will be watching Pacquiao fight live for the first time, giving the Filipino champion addition inspiration.
And when asked if he believes Bradley can last 12 rounds against Pacquiao, Fernandez confidently said that he can’t imagine how the undefeated American can last 12 rounds against the pound-for-pound king.
“I can‘t imagine how this fight will go 12 rounds. If ever this fight goes 12rounds, I am sure Bradley will be just like Cotto and this fight won’t even be close,” said Fernandez referring to how Pacquiao manhandled and beaten up the Puerto Rican challenger three years ago.