Bradley has ‘plan’ for Pac-Man

Timothy Bradley has a "big game plan" to defeat Manny Pacquiao when they square up in Las Vegas next month.

The pair will meet for a third time following the American's controversial win in 2012 and their rematch two years later which saw a dominant Pacquiao claim revenge via a one-sided points verdict.

Bradley has since teamed up with renowned trainer and boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, a move that the two-weight champion believes has markedly improved his ring skills and fight preparation.

"Our approach this time [against Pacquiao] is going to be way different," said Bradley on Sky Sports.

"We have a big game plan going into this fight and I am looking closely at Pacquiao and his weaknesses.

"I can take a lot from the first two fights. I didn't really have a game plan for the first fight, pretty much fighting on my peer skills and my experience, and I did pretty well in that one.

"The second fight, Pacquiao definitely won that hands down but I suffered an injury in the second round. The fact that now I will have a big game plan … I think that I have a much better chance."

Bradley, whose defeat to Pacquiao is his only loss in 35 fights, says Atlas has taught him to focus.

"I've learned a lot of things… but the hardest thing for me is to trust the game plan at all times in the ring, in training.

"What I mean by that is that no matter what's going on, no matter how bad a day you're having, you always have to be focused, you always have to be committed.

"That is enforced every single day [with Atlas]. I show up to the gym and it's total concentration, total focus all the way through."

Southpaw Pacquiao (57-6-2-KO38) has won world titles in seven different weight classes during a stellar 20-year career but Bradley is confident that he and Atlas have established a winning strategy for the April 9 showdown in Las Vegas.

"We have a game plan, I just have to go out there and execute it, just like I did against Rios," said Bradley. "I trust everything that Teddy is telling me and teaching me. I've just got to do my job.

"Teddy has shown me everything that I need to win this fight but if I don't go out there and do it, then I'm not going to win this fight.

"Manny Pacquiao pretty much does the same things, he's going to bring the intensity, he's going to come forward, he's going to be the Manny Pacquiao that we have always seen. He knows me but I think I'm going to be a little different now."

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