Pacquiao banks on experience vs Bradley

Posted at 05/12/2012 6:59 PM | Updated as of 05/13/2012 11:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao said that aside from his natural speed and power, he enjoys one more advantage against the younger Timothy Bradley.

Pacquiao told ESPN that compared to the unbeaten Bradley, he has more ring experience against top-caliber fighters.

“My experience against Hall of Fame-caliber opposition is also an advantage for me,” said the 8-division champion.

“I have learned so much from fighting legends such as Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez,” he added.

Pacquiao already has 59 professional fights, winning 54 of them. Thirty-eight of those victories came by way of knockouts.

Bradley, although undefeated, has 29 fights with only 12 knockout victories.

The fighting congressman, however, admitted that he has concerns about Bradley’s fighting style.

The “Desert Storm” usually charges with his head first and this usually leads to accidental clash of heads.

“Anytime a southpaw fights an orthodox-style boxer head-butts are bound to happen, but with Bradley it's more of a concern because he tends to lead with his head,” said Pacquiao.
   
“Hopefully we will have a good referee who will not let him do that. Regardless, it's my job to be prepared for anything he may bring.”