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Khan: Pacquiao won't KO Bradley

ESPN staff
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Manny Pacquiao has weighed in at a career-high 147lbs

Amir Khan has warned his Wild Card stablemate Manny Pacquiao that he is in for a "tough and crazy night" against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Pacquiao has said he feels the need to make a statement when he faces the unbeaten American, having laboured to a contentious points victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in his most recent outing.

But although Pacquiao has weighed in at a career-high 147lbs, Khan does not expect him to be carrying the power to stop Bradley inside the distance.

"I'm always going to back my training partner in this fight because he's been in with better competition and reigned for such a long time," Khan said.

"But it's going to be a tough fight. I don't think Manny will knock him out. I feel it's going to go the distance because there's no doubt Bradley will come to fight. Seeing him train on HBO's 24/7, he seems focused and confident.

"Manny's not performed at his best in his last few fights, so that might be on Bradley's side. No matter what, it's going to be one of those tough and crazy fights that boxing fans want to see."

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