The trainers behind the two fighters who step into the spotlight on Saturday night have shared plenty of focus leading up to the bout as well, with Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz working with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.
Leading up to the fight, both Roach and Diaz have been outspoken about the rematch, how they think it will play out, and what happened in the first fight as well.
Diaz and Bradley believe that Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct, and have clearly been trying to get into his head. Roach and Pacquiao have countered by saying they’ll be scoring for the knockout in this encounter, and taking it out of the judges hands entirely.
Right here, you can find quick video interviews with both Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz, as the two trainers speak to the HBO Boxing team about the match, their final thoughts, and more.
There’s certainly a real rivalry there, not only between Pacquiao and Bradley, but between Roach and Diaz now as well.
Take a look and enjoy, as the wait for Pacquiao vs. Bradley II is finally over.