Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Pacquiao, Bradley both seek redemption in rematch  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 06/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) BEVERLY HILLS, California: Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.Nearly two years after Bradley beat the Filipino congressman in a hotly disputed split decision, the welterweights both seemed uncommonly confident Tuesday as they began promotional work for their April 12 rematch.That’s because each man is still unshakably certain he won their first meeting.“I want to maintain my name at the top and prove I can still fight,” Pacquiao said. “My career is not done yet.”The June 2012 decision was savaged by fans, media and even Bob Arum, both fighters’ promoter. They all believed Pacquiao’s power and combinations had beaten Bradley’s elusiveness and tactical approach.Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) still feels wronged by the reactions to the biggest win of his life, ranging from catcalls on the street to death threats in the mail.“With all the controversy, this fight is about redemption,” Bradley said. “I want to redeem what I didn’t get, which is the credit. It’s important for me to make the win decisive in the people’s eyes this time. I’ve already got a win. This is so I can walk down the street and nobody says, ‘Hey, you didn’t win that fight, man.’ That hurts me.”Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) and trainer Freddie Roach both believe Pacquiao won essentially every round in the first bout. But the Pacman still wants to prove he’s back on top of his game by avenging the loss that snapped his 15-fight winning streak.“I’m not angry anymore,” Pacquiao said. “I was surprised by the decision, but I’m the kind of person that I respect the decision of the judges.”But did Pacquiao agree that Bradley gave him “a boxing lesson,” in the infamous words of judge Duane Ford?“I think I gave him a boxing lesson, and the judges gave him that,” Pacquiao said with a smile.Pacquiao and Bradley will meet again for the WBO 147-pound title at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Bradley is opening camp in his native Palm Springs area on Monday, while Pacquiao will train in the Philippines before moving back to Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood in March.“To be honest, I wasn’t as motivated when I was training for our first fight,” Pacquiao said. “I guess I didn’t take him seriously enough.”The split decision was so reviled that the WBO hired five independent judges to re-score the bout on video, and all five favored Pacquiao. The WBO didn’t overturn the result, but asked for a rematch — and after both fighters boosted their careers with victories last year, they were ready to do it again.Pacquiao was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez a few months after the Bradley bout, and he took nearly a year off before returning to dominate Brandon Rios in Macau. Bradley watched both fights, but wasn’t impressed.“He still has all the skill sets,” Bradley said. “I just feel like that killer instinct is gone.”Bradley turned himself into one of boxing’s biggest names in 2013 with a sensational brawl against Ruslan Provodnikov and a classy decision win over Marquez.Bradley acknowledges being a bit star-struck before he got in the ring with Pacquiao, but he was surprised how easily he could handle the man who was on top of the sport at the time. Bradley feels he won the first fight, but believes he can win the rematch clearly enough for everybody to see.“I know what to expect this time,” Bradley said. “It’s like when you learn to ride a bike. The second time is easier.”


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 23 2015 - Oman's ORPIC takes out USD910m loanMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has taken out a USD910 million ten-year loan from local and regional banks, Arab News reported.The money will be used to "meet ...

 May 23 2015 - Jordan's economy grows 3.8 percent amid political crisesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Jordan's economy is robust despite spillover violence along its borders from wars in Syria and Iraq, the central bank governor said, Arab News reported.Weak oil prices that have cut the ...

 May 23 2015 - Egypt to launch USD3b LNG tender over 2016-17MENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt is set to launch what will be a highly sought after tender in early June to buy up to USD3 billion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over 2016 and 2017, Arab News reported.Egypt has ...

 May 23 2015 - Iraqi forces clear path to key refinery: USThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State group forces have cleared a ground route into the country's largest oil refinery, the US military said Friday. "Iraqi Security Forces and ...

 May 23 2015 - Priest kidnapped in Homs region of Syria: NGOThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A priest of the Syriac Catholic Church in the western Syrian city of Homs was kidnapped Thursday along with one of his colleagues, the NGO l'Oeuvre d'Orient told AFP Friday. ...

 May 23 2015 - Suicide bomber in deadly attack on Shia mosque: SaudiThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A suicide bomber set off an explosion during weekly prayers in a Shia mosque of eastern Saudi Arabia leaving many dead Friday, the interior ministry said. "It has been ...

 May 23 2015 - Iraqi forces to launch Ramadi fightback in 'coming days'The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Iraqi government and allied forces will launch an offensive aimed at retaking the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group in the coming days, a spokesman said on Friday. ...

 May 23 2015 - Iraq- 55,000 have fled IS-captured Ramadi since mid-May: UNThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The United Nations said Friday that around 55,000 people had fled Ramadi since a surge by the Islamic State group in mid-May that landed the Iraqi provincial capital in the ...

 May 23 2015 - IS capture of Palmyra 'threat' to key site: Arab LeagueThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Arab League on Friday condemned the Islamic State group's capture of Palmyra, saying the Syrian city's seizure posed an "eminent threat" to the international heritage ...

 May 23 2015 - Sudan Islamists protest against Morsi death sentenceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Hundreds of Sudanese Islamists protested outside a UN office in central Khartoum Friday against the death sentence handed down to Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi by a ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help