Found June 06, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
Concerned about Tim Bradley’s propensity to use his head in fights as often as his fists, Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach enlisted an unusual sparring partner leading up to Saturday’s HBO pay-per-view main event – a goat. “We looked for guys who could mimic Bradley but none of them got his style quite right, they weren’t aggressive enough with their heads,” Roach said in an exclusive interview. “Then Manny found this goat.” According to Roach, Pacquiao was out jogging when a member of his team spotted the goat battering a tree with its head. “I said to Manny, ‘Look, it’s Bradley!’ Just as a joke,” said Buboy Fernandez, a longtime Pacquiao associate and friend who was accompanying Pacquiao on his jog. “But Manny stopped, watched the goat smash its head against the tree a few more times, and said, ‘We must take this to Freddie.’ So one of the guys worked things out with its owner.” “The next day, the goat was in the ring with the champ.” While Roach was in
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