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Bradley Eager To Lift 'Black Cloud" From Pacquiao Win

By Keith Idec

Timothy Bradley and his wife, Monica, refer to his “victory” over Manny Pacquiao as “The Black Cloud.”

Bradley earned a guaranteed $5 million purse, plus a portion of the pay-per-view revenue, for his June 2012 fight against Pacquiao. And at least officially, Bradley won their 12-round welterweight title bout by split decision.

The aftermath of his highly controversial win was so emotionally and mentally taxing, though, that Bradley really didn’t enjoy any of the rewards that supposedly accompanied it. The venom spewed toward him and family by Pacquiao’s supporters and other dissatisfied fans and media still bothers Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs, 1 NC).

The extremely motivated Palm Springs, Calif., native intends to marginalize the damage done by their first fight on Saturday night, when he’ll encounter Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) again in another HBO Pay-Per-View main event at MGM Grand in Las Vegas (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT; $69.99 in HD). Despite that he technically lost their first fight and has since been knocked unconscious by Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao is roughly a 2-1 favorite over Bradley.

“The Black Cloud is still there,” Bradley, 30, said. “It’s one of those things where you’re sitting at home and you start thinking about your life and you start thinking about all these great things that go on in your life, your family and how successful you’ve been. But then, in the back of your mind, I’m thinking, ‘Dang, I win this fight and I get no credit. In the people’s eyes, I get no credit. I can’t continue to go on with my career and my life without revisiting this particular fight.’ Win or lose [Saturday night], I can go back and I can rest at night. It’s over. That cloud is gone. And it should never be brought up again. After April 12, it should never be brought up again.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SplitSecond on 04-09-2014

bradley will try his usual macho sht(while ironically slapping) on occassion with pacquiao he will get the sht beat out of him when he does and aslong as pacquiao has energy he will beat the crap outta tim, but i…

Comment by Pacquiao'd on 04-09-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14408398]When Floyd accused Pac, Pac refused to take the tests. When Pac accused Marquez, Marquez agreed to take any tests as long as Pac took them too. See the difference?[/QUOTE] they dont get the difference, yo

Comment by moonshineman on 04-09-2014

There is no black cloud over anything. Bradley was soundly beaten by Pacquiao.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-09-2014

[QUOTE=GOD-FR33;14406661][B][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkGreen"]He's been disrespected by Floyd accusing him of being on somehting, because Floyd was worried about facing him in the ring.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B][/QUOTE] When Floyd accused Pac, Pac refused to take the tests. When Pac accused Marquez, Marquez agreed to take…

Comment by Evol on 04-09-2014

and replace it with 2 "black eyes" instead from manny.

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