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Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao Odds and Picks

  • Monday, April 4th, 2016

    By  Tom Wilkinson

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    Boxing Odds: Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. will fight for the third time on Saturday, April 9th with Pacquiao listed as a 2-1 favorite. These two fighters have split their two previous meetings although Pacquiao dominated both bouts but was robbed by horrible judging in the first fight. Pacquiao has said he will retire after this fight although his trainer and promoter are not so sure.

    Let’s look at the fight and boxing picks.

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    Boxing Odds

    Manny Pacquiao -225

    Timothy Bradley Jr. +190

    Rounds 10.5 over -355

    Bradley Faces Tough Task

    Timothy Bradley Jr. has lost just once in his career and that was to Pacquiao just about two years ago. Bradley realizes that beating Pacquiao won’t be easy. “I can’t make mistakes against this guy,” said Bradley. “But if I listen to Teddy, do what he exactly told me, there’s no problem.” Bradley has bounced back from his loss to Pacquiao with a draw against Diego Gabriel Chaves and wins against Jessie Vargas and Brandon Rios.

    Pacquiao Ready for a Big Peformance

    Manny Pacquiao is 37 years old and has been beaten only six times in his career but three of those losses came in his last six fights. Pacquiao said he is still capable of delivering a great performance because of how hard he prepares. “I love working hard,” Pacquiao said. Pacquiao said that this will be his last fight but his trainer Freddy Roach said more fights are possible. “I have a feeling that this isn’t Manny’s last fight,” Roach said, “But Manny does need a fight that he’s going to look good in. He’s going to show that his shoulder is 100 percent. There’s no way if his shoulder is still bad that people are going to buy Pay Per View from him. So I think this is a good test – to show the world that his shoulder’s fine.”

    Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said he expects Pacquiao to continue if he beats Bradley as expected. “He [Pacquiao] says this is his last fight. You can take that with a grain of salt, though. I think he believes it’s going to be his last fight. But I’m not saying it’s his last fight. This isn’t my first rodeo,” said Arum. “I’ve had a lot of fighters tell me this is their last fight and six months later they’re back in the ring.”

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    Boxing Picks

    The price on this fight is actually a little low considering Bradley has done nothing to indicate he can beat Pacquiao. He was dominated in both of the previous fights and there is no reason to think things will change on Saturday night. I will lay the price and take Pacquiao to win this bout.

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