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24/7 Pacquiao-Bradley 2 recap, episode 2

Credit and redemption are two themes that Timothy Bradley, Jr. repeats over and over in the second installment of HBO's docuseries 24/7 Pacquiao-Bradley 2.

Its no secret that Bradley does not feel he received the credit he deserved in his first bout with Manny Pacquiao in June of 2012. Bradley didn't do himself any favors when, after he was announced the winner, he seemed to question the decision during his post fight interview with Max Kellerman of HBO.

"You know what, it was a good fight. A good competitive fight. You know, I gotta go back home, review the tape and I'll see if I won the fight," Bradley told Kellerman over loud boos and jeers at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Now, after presumably watching the fight, Bradley is singing a different tune. Nearly two years removed from what most see as a highly controversial decision, Bradley is a lot more confident that he did indeed win the first fight.

"Knockout, that's it. That's the only way this fight gonna end," Bradley said. He continued, "This is what this fight is about, redemption."

Redemption is not the only thing this fight is about. As seen in tonight's episode, both Pacquiao and Bradley are training in new facilities, signifying new beginnings.

It was announced on 24/7 that Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee, is expecting a new child later this month, a son to be called Israel.

There is another new addition to the Pacquiao camp, as former strength and conditioning coach, Justin Fortune, returns to the team after seven years because of a financial dispute with Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's head trainer.

"What I bring back, is old school training," Fortune told cameras. Pacquiao did seem to be moving faster, with more lateral movement in a sparring session that was chronicled on the showed.

"Fantastic, awesome, beautiful, incredible," Pacquiao said while holding up the OK hand sign with a big smile on his face.

Bradley's wife, Monica, was also featured on this episode. She is her husband's new manager, helping to negotiate a two year extension of his Top Rank deal, a move necessary to secure the rematch with Pacquiao.

Episode three of 24/7 Pacquiao-Bradely 2 will air this coming Thursday.