Many people view Saturday's fight between Manny Paquiao and Timothy Bradley as a noncompetitive bout.
Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to win, and much of the boxing world is simply waiting for him to take on Floyd Mayweather. However, there are a few experts in the boxing community that think Bradley has a real chance to emerge victorious on June 9.
Former trainer and current boxing commentator Teddy Atlas thinks Bradley has a shot to upset Pac-Man.
He always comes in top shape physically and mentally, with full confidence that he's going to win the fight, said Atlas.
Pacquiao almost lost his previous fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. Pac-Man struggled in the Nov. 12 bout, but Marquez did not have enough to win the fight. Pacquiao won by a majority decision.
Bradley is five years younger than Pacquiao, and that might be the edge he needs to pull off the upset.
Bradley, if that door opens a little bit, he can get it down, said Atlas.
Bradley has never lost a fight, picking up his last victory on the same night of Pacquiao's last fight. He knocked out Joel Casamayor in the eighth round to retain the WBO Light Welterweight title.
So who is Timothy Bradley? Here are 10 facts that you might not know about Manny Pacquiao's June 9 opponent:
- Born August 29, 1983 in Palm Springs, California
- 28-0 with 11KOs
- Won the 19-and-under U.S. Nationals in the 147-pound weight class in 2000
- Nicknamed Desert Storm
- Won first fight against Francisco Martinez in 2004 by TKO in the second round
- Stands at 5-foot-6 with a 69-inch reach
- Became the WBO junior welterweight champion in 2009
- Eighth best pound for pound fighter according to The Ring Magazine
- Two-time WBC super lightweight world champion
- Signed with Top Rank Boxing Promotions in 2011