Says Pacquiao as he aims to show Bradley he still has that ‘killer instinct
Manny Pacquiao admits he is sometimes too nice to his opponents – but has warned Tim Bradley that won’t be the case when they meet.
Pacquiao’s rematch against the American – who controversially beat him in 2012 on a disputed split decision – is on April 12 in Las Vegas and Bradley started the war of words by saying his adversary’s ‘killer instinct is gone’.
However, the PacMan countered: ‘The aggressiveness and killer instinct, I have that, but sometimes I’m too nice with my opponent,’ Pacquiao said. ‘But this fight he challenged me to do that. But this fight, he’ll get it.’
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Pacquiao, 35, lost to Juan Manuel Marquez after Bradley and then did not fight for a year as he entered politics in his native Philippines.
He insists he has never lost his stomach for a fight, adding: ‘I don’t lose my passion or my desire to fight. It’s part of boxing. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.’
Should Pacquiao win, it could lead to the big one against Floyd Mayweather and the Filipino said: ‘My line is open 24/7. He can contact us to say, “Yes, I’d love to fight”.’
It’ll be a belter: Pacquiao and Bradley pose at the press conference ahead of their eagerly awaited fight in April
Source: Daily Mail