“Socks: is there any more to it than that? In his biggest moment as a professional fighter, Timothy Bradley decided to experiment with his footwear . . . and passed on wearing socks. That June night in 2012, Bradley was awarded a controversial split decision over Manny Pacquiao despite suffering injuries to both feet, injuries he attributes in part to his podiatric gaff. If you believe that a hobbled Bradley was able to outfight “Pacman,” then how much intrigue can their rematch hold for you? When Bradley steps onto the canvas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night he will be wearing socks. His feet better insulated from injury, Bradley should then beat Pacquiao more convincingly than he did last time. Fine—save your money.”
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