Displaying elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, an extremely aggressive Pacquiao used his southpaw stance to pepper Bradley with straight left hands.
"I knew I had to do more in this fight than I did in the last fight," said Pacquiao, 35, who lost a split decision to Bradley when criminally incompetent judges handed him a split decision in June 2012.
"He gave me a good fight. He's not that easy. I listened to my corner about keeping my hands up and timing. He threw a lot of punches. He threw wide, wide, wide hooks. I got hit one time and said it's not good to be careless."
The “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the BWAA was periodically “careless” and even borderline reckless.
Fortunately for the Filipino icon, Bradley possesses feathery fists and is incapable of seriously hurting Pacquiao.
Bradley, who claimed to suffer a right calf injury in the first round, is quick, tough and gutsy.
Fighting like a man possessed, Bradley landed hard body shots and tried to will himself to greatness.
Regardless, supremely prepared for this sequel, Pacquiao again proved to be too dominant for “Desert Storm.”
An eight-division world champ, “The Fighting Pride of the Philippines” will next scrap the winner of the May 17 bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado.
Although “not that easy,” expect Manny Pacquiao to triumph for the third time in roughly a year this December.