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Bradley: Mayweather is a Tougher Fight Than Pacquiao

By Luis Sandoval

Junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley appeared on the most recent edition of BoxingScene.com’s official audio show "The Boxing Lab" and talked about potential fights with Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

When asked who he would prefer to fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr if given the chance, Timothy responded “Pacquiao. I want Manny Pacquiao. I want Manny Pacquiao because I feel stylistically, I think he plays into my game”.

Bradley, who just recently signed to Top Rank after breaking ties with now former promoter Gary Shaw, appears to be the next opponent in line to face Manny Pacquiao should a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr not materialize.

Bradley feels the more offensive Pacquiao would be an easier fight than Floyd who is considered the best defensive fighter in the game.

“Honestly, I think Floyd would be a harder fight than Manny Pacquiao. I think Floyd would be a way harder fight because Floyd is so defensive and he’s a sharp shooter. And every mistake you make, he’s going to make you pay” said Bradley as he gave an explanation to his answer.

“Manny Pacquiao, he opens up. Floyd don’t open up man. He opens up when he sees openings, but other than that, he’s defensive all the time. It’s a chess match.”

Part of what makes Bradley want a Pacquiao fight also lies in the fact that he thinks he can neutralize the things Pacquiao does best inside the squared circle.

“I think I’d be able to isolate a lot of things that [Pacquiao] likes to do in the ring” said Bradley.

With Bradley looking like the likely candidate to face Pacquiao next year, he may very well get the opportunity to show the world what he can do against the pound for pound champion.

You can hear Timothy Bradley’s interview in its entirety by downloading The Boxing Lab podcast at http://tobtr.com/s/2312217

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007 and tune in to The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Emon723 on 10-20-2011

If Pac beats Marquez, and Mayweather opted instead to fight Sergio Martinez, then Bradley should be next for Pacman, wanna see this through, Pacquiao against an undefeated, young fighter.

Comment by rick3262 on 10-19-2011

Timothy Bradley and his 11 KO's ought to frighten PacMan. Think Bradley should know his role--get his butt kicked first by Amir Khan, and then open his mouth. But Bradley won't fight Khan. Think Bradley should fight Victor Ortiz. Head…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-14-2011

[QUOTE=sirron000;11291266][B]Just for the record Hatton and Marquez have gone on record[/B] and said Mayweather is the better fighter and would win a match between the two!! :boxing:[/QUOTE] MOST fighters have said that. Fighters > analysts, for the most part. And…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-14-2011

[QUOTE=micky1971;11291226]oh please, another fighter to fight pacman under the "roach rules" which is..."if you wanna fight manny, you fight at our weight demands" or no fight. and there was me and freddie thinkin fmj ran boxing. take the test. take…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-14-2011

[QUOTE=rambov;11291061]I think that most boxers realize that Floyd is a better overall boxer than Pac. The fans and [B]analysts on the other hand[/B]..well that's another story[/QUOTE] Yup, it is truly bizarre. Almost EVERY fighter who is not a personal friend…

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