Manny Pacquiao is fighting the last bout in his career this coming Saturday but for Timothy Bradley he considers the third fight against the Filipino as his legacy fight that he’s aiming for a knockout win in the 12-rounder scheduled at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Going into this fight now, I feel that I’m clear headed, I don’t have all these demons around me, I’m ready for this opportunity. There’s a reason why this opportunity came about — I didn’t expect the third fight but it is happening — and now we got a good game plan with Teddy Atlas,” Bradley said in an interview with ontheropesboxing.com.
Bradley also mentioned that he wants to remove any doubts from the previous fights especially in their first fight in 2012 when he won via a 12-round split decision. Bradley, who fell in the rematch in 2014 via another 12-rounder, added that he will be aiming for a knockout victory Saturday against Pacquiao.
“So, yes to answer your question, a knockout would definitely be the number one thing on my mind, but I’m not even paying attention to that, I’m just thinking about the game plan and what I need to do and go out there and execute it. If I execute my game plan, I should come out victorious,” Bradley added in the same interview.
The Pacquiao vs. Bradley third fight will be for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) International welterweight title and will be the last for Pacquiao, who wants to focus on his political ambitions in his home country, the Philippines.