Pacquiao admits second Bradley fight was tougher

By Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News

April 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao was given a warm welcome by the international media who were very happy to see his aggressive, hustling style once again.

Pacquiao expressed delight in taking back his WBO welterweight belt, but said this second fight was definitely a tougher one

Pacquiao admitted he got hurt by Bradley with a right counter to his face. But he shrugged off the hit and came back stronger

Pacquiao expressed his respect for Bradley who gave it his all and put everything on the line — even changing his style and going for a knockout

From the MGM, Manny and his team hopped in a private limo to go back to the Mandalay Bay Hotel where Manny had a chance to speak to wife Jinkee about the fight.

In his suite, Manny relaxed and talked to visitors.

He admitted that his stitched up eyebrow still hurts.

Pacquiao had just a couple of hours sleep and got up to lead Filipinos in a thanksgiving fellowship.

Manny, a devout Christian sang his favorite worship songs and was deep in prayer.

“Thank you so much Lord that you gave me the strength, that you protected me, that you give me the victory,” he said in prayer. “Thank you for upholding you with your right hand. Without you I am nothing.”

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