Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley press conference

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JOHN SCULLY talks about the role of the trainer, with specific reference to Teddy Atlas and Manny Pacquiao v Tim Bradley III in his Guest Column in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 17). Here is an excerpt.

WE’VE seen a few coaches embroiled in rivalries recently, and it seems like Teddy Atlas and Freddie Roach – training Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao respectively ahead of the April 9 rubber match – are the latest to go to war. I think trainer rivalry can definitely add an interesting element to a fight. The Atlas angle is probably the most interesting thing about this fight. I might even be inclined to say that without Teddy in the corner this fight may not be happening at all.

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