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Boxing: Pacquiao more motivated after Bradley's taunts

Published on Mar 26, 2014 6:29 AM
Manny Pacquiao (second left) and Timothy Bradley stand for photos during the press conference to promote their upcoming WBO welterweight champtionship rematch at New World Stages in New York City on Feb 6, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Manny Pacquiao is taking extra motivation from taunts by unbeaten Tim Bradley that the Filipino boxing icon has lost the hunger and killer instinct he once displayed with great passion.

"The more he says that, the more he inspires me to show the hunger and killer instinct he's talking about," Pacquiao said on Tuesday. "It's good for me but not for him, I think."

Pacquiao, 55-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts, will fight Bradley, 31-0 with 12 knockouts, for the American's World Boxing Organisation welterweight title in Las Vegas on April 12.

The fight will be a rematch of a controversial Bradley victory by split decision in June of 2012 in which all three judges scored the fight 115-113, two of them for Bradley in what was seen as a robbery from Pacquaio.

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