'Manny's experience an edge vs Bradley's strength'

Posted at 05/24/2012 6:24 PM | Updated as of 05/24/2012 9:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Timothy Bradley may look strong and muscular, but Manny Pacquiao has already experienced fighting bigger and stronger guys before, says his coach.

“He's very muscular. Very big up top," boxing trainer Freddie Roach said on RingTV while commenting on Bradley’s physique.

“But we've fought bigger and stronger people like Margarito and guys like that. We've faced strong guys like him before."

Bradley is known to carry a well-chiseled physique especially after shedding off the extra weight for the official weigh-in.

Roach, however, said that Bradley’s muscular build doesn’t really translate to better performance inside the boxing ring.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, has more to offer aside from muscular build and physical strength.

“Experience, speed and power,” said Roach. “Experience is hard to deal with. Power will knock you out. Experience will make it a little easier for you.”

Bradley will be challenging Pacquiao for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title.

The fight, which takes place on June 9, will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.