WBO welterweight titlist and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is worried about headbutts (intentional or not) by his opponent, Timothy Bradley when they collide on June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao, who is also an incumbent congressman in the Philippines, said he feels great at age 33 but is more concerned about Bradley's boxing style.
Bradley is noted for his headbutts which had ended at least two of his fights prematurely due to injuries from headbutts.
The unbeaten Palm Springs boxing sensation is an offensive, "come-forward" fighter who confronts his opponent with his head usually leaned forward as he attacks his opponent.
“Timothy Bradley uses his head a lot,” said trainer Freddie Roach. “He tends to lead in his head, then he'll stick his head to your chest and lift his head up,” Roach said
Bradley has denied he does it intentionally to gain advantage over his opponent.
Roach had expressed some concerns about Bradley's fighting style. He said his "head butt is Bradley's best punch"
Since Bradley signed up with promoter Bob Arum to face Pacquiao, the 28-year-old unbeaten light welterweight champion has become popular overnight as he shares the spotlight Pacquiao.
When told of his name being repeatedly mentioned in the NBA playoff, he was elated and surprised of how he became popular overnight.
"I didn't see it, but I heard about it," Bradley said of his name being mentioned during the NBA playoff telecast.
"That's unreal. I mean, this is the NBA conference finals, and they're talking about me?"