Bradley: ‘Compassionate' Pacquiao doesn't belong in the ring
By Dino Maragay Updated Monday March 31, 2014 - 2:25pm

Timothy Bradley throws a jab at Manny Pacquiao during their first fight in June 2012. AP file photo

MANILA, Philippines - Timothy Bradley once again found the opportunity to question Manny Pacquiao's hunger.

This time, it was in the first episode of HBO Sports' "Pacquiao-Bradley 24/7" that aims to drum up their rematch on April 13.

Though he still acknowledges Pacquiao's skills, Bradley said the Filipino's once vaunted punching power is gone.

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"He hasn't lost any of his ability. I feel he lost his power. He don't have it anymore," said Bradley, who beat Pacquiao on points in their first meeting two years ago.

The undefeated American went on to say Pacquiao no longer has business being in the ring due to his lack of killer instinct.

"He's [Pacquiao] so compassionate, man, and so caring and so loving, dude, the man can't even say he's gonna knock me out. That type of guy don't belong in the ring," he added.

"When was the last time Pacquiao knocked somebody out?" Bradley rhetorically asked.

Indeed, Pacquiao hasn't scored a knockout since stopping Miguel Cotto in 2009. The rest of his fights after that - except his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012 - went the distance.

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Pacquiao has vowed to go all out against Bradley this time, and his trainer Freddie Roach wants no less than a knockout win.

But Bradley doubts Pacquiao still has it, himself also promising to hunt down the fighting congressman right at the opening bell.

"You gotta be hungry. You gotta seek and destroy, and that's what we set out to do. I'ma be there every minute of every dang round. It's either him or me," he said.

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