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Pacquiao to KO Bradley on Saturday: Roach

Boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) stands with his trainer Freddie Roach after working out ahead of his bout with Tim Bradley, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of the team from Manny Pacquiao’s camp is confident they will deliver knockout victory on Saturday when the Filipino faces American Timothy Bradley for the third time in their boxing careers.

“We’ve just completed one of the most fruitful, if not the most successful camp and I believe that Manny has regained what it takes to stop an opponent, whoever he is,” Freddie Roach share via philboxing.com.

“Manny himself told me that and because he, too, said this will be his last fight, there’s no way for me not to believe him.”

As always and like in the past, Roach is confident of his student and said that Pacquiao “will knock this guy out between the sixth and eighth rounds”.

It’s difficult to believe Roach however as Pacquiao has not won via knockout since 2009 when he beat Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao is also coming off the biggest loss in his career, falling to rival Floyd Mayweather last year boxing’s “Fight of the Century.”

The only KO Pacquiao has seen in recent years was in 2012 when he faced Juan Manuel Marquez, who delivered the shocking KO to embarrass Pacquiao for the worst performance of the career of the Filipino.

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight on Saturday will be the third meeting between the two rivals and will be for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) International welterweight title. Bradley won via a controversial 12-round split decision in 2012 while Pacquiao won the rematch in 2014 in another 12 round decision.

The third fight is not appealing to many boxing fans as it has failed to bring the hype of recent Pacquiao fights. Expectations are low as well with regards to the possible pay-per-view (PPV) numbers of the fight.

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