JUST like before, the camp of Timothy Bradley knows the American is the prohibitive underdog when he squares off anew boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao inside the ring.
And like in their first fight, the Bradley group vows to shock the world again.
Joel Diaz, the outspoken trainer of the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, said Bradley doesn’t mind being the underdog once more in his April 13 (Manila time) fight against the Filipino boxing icon the way he was in their first meeting two years ago.
After all, Pacquiao is bound to suffer the same fate at the hands of the man they call `Dessert Storm,' according to Diaz.
“Nothing different (for this fight). The only difference is, you know, we are going to ruin the party because all the odds are against us,” said Diaz from Bradley’s training camp in California.
“Tim Bradley has that in mind.”
The 30-year-old Bradley, unbeaten in 31 fights with 12 KOs, is now in the final week of his two-month training and is set to hold his media workout at the Fortune gym in Los Angeles this week.
And unlike Pacquiao, whose camp has been creating a stir and attracting a lot of celebrities at the famed Wild Card gym of Freddie Roach at Vine St. in Hollywood, no one seemed interested in paying Bradley a visit as he gets himself in shape for yet another marquee fight.
Diaz doesn’t mind the snub.
“I’ll be honest with you, everyone is going to Wild Card to see how Manny Pacquiao has been training, that `he’s in great shape and great preparation.’ But nobody comes around to Tim Bradley’s gym to see how he is doing.
“But in a way, I like that because curiosity sometimes puts a little fear, because nobody knows how Tim Bradley is training.”
The few that saw how the champion trained are those who will not be surprised that Bradley will win once again over Pacquiao two weeks from now, according to Diaz.
“Bradley is very ready to come to Vegas and ruin the party for a lot of people,” said Diaz. “And this is going to be very decisive and there will be no doubt.”