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Boxing News: Manny Pacquiao won in second fight due to injury, different game plan for April fight says Timothy Bradley

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Bradley and Pacquiao (Photo courtesy: Ver en vivo En Directo/Flickr)

Timothy Bradley insists that Manny Pacquiao won in their second fight because of an injury and promised a very different game plan for their third meeting set this April in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao and Bradley will complete their trilogy later this year after Bradley won the first fight in 2012 and Pacquiao won in the rematch in 2014. Two years later, Bradley is saying that he will try to exploit Pacquiao’s weaknesses on top of the ring.

“Our approach this time [against Pacquiao] is going to be way different. We have a big game plan going into this fight and I am looking closely at Pacquiao and his weaknesses,” Bradley said to PhilBoxing.com.

“I can take a lot from the first two fights. I didn’t really have a game plan for the first fight, pretty much fighting on my peer skills and my experience, and I did pretty well in that one. The second fight, Pacquiao definitely won that hands down but I suffered an injury in the second round. The fact that now I will have a big game plan … I think that I have a much better chance.”

Pacquiao, who has a boxing career record of 57 wins (with 38 knockouts) against 7 losses and 2 draws, lost via split decision against Bradley on June 9, 2012. It was a controversial loss as many pundits saw the Filipino winning the fight against the American. The score was 115-113, 115-113 for Bradley and 115-113 for Pacquiao in the official scorecard.

Pacquiao won in their second bout on April 12, 2014 via unanimous decision. Pacquiao won in all scorecards, 116-112, 118-110 and 116-110 this time.

Photo courtesy: Ver en vivo En Directo/Flickr

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