By NICK GIONGCO
LOS ANGELES – In the eyes of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, it is virtually impossible for Tim Bradley to knock Manny Pacquiao out in their rematch next week in Las Vegas.
“He can’t punch with either hand,” said Roach on Friday as he laughed off Bradley’s claims that he would send Pacquiao to dreamland with his left hook.
Roach is offering Bradley a tip so he could fulfill his job of stopping the Filipino legend when they get it on at the MGM Grand but might end up getting disqualified.
“Bradley can kick Manny if he wants to,” said Roach, who is obviously not awed by Bradley’s win-loss record of 31-0 with 12 KOs.
Roach sounded and looked like a happy camper when just about everyone had left the gym, confident in the belief that Pacquiao will beat up Bradley but hand him his first loss.
When Bradley held his open media workout a couple of days ago, the undefeated US fighter boasted that he would do just that using his left hook as weapon.
Roach just shrugged his shoulders and declared that if there’s one guy ending up kissing the mat, it would be Bradley.
“I didn’t even ask, but Manny told while we were in one spot in the ring that he’d finish off Bradley once he opens up,” said Roach.