From the vantage point of former welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr., both fighters have something to be concerned about entering Saturday's welterweight title bout between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri
Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) split a pair of pay-per-view title bouts in recent years with Pacquiao, including a unanimous-decision loss in April when the PacMan regained his 147-pound title.
But before Pacquiao (56-5-2, 28 KOs) and Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) square off at the Cotai Arena in Macau (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET), Bradley shared his thoughts about what each fighter will have to do in order to be successful on Saturday in their 144-pound catchweight fight:
Does Algieri deserve this opportunity against Pacquiao?
Most definitely. Algieri earned his spot.
How do you see Pacquiao going into this fight?
Pacquiao today is more of a thinking Pacquiao. Since his knockout loss to [Juan Manuel] Marquez he doesn't come in reckless or with a gang of shots. He is thinking about his plan of attack.
What should Algieri's concerns be in the ring?
You don't want to be against the ropes against Pacquiao. His footwork is like no other in boxing. He throws punches while he is moving.
What should Pacquiao be concerned about?
I think after watching video tape of Algieri, he's going to give Pacquiao a lot of problems. Algieri has excellent movement and range. If he is able to control distance inside the ring, it's a problem for Pacquiao.