Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (105)
Top Headlines Video: Ellerbe Talks UFC Doing Boxing, Mayweather Promotions Photos: Ishe Smith, Julian Williams Face To Face at Weigh-In Oscar Vasquez Hopes To Land a Major Fight in 2018 BJ Flores Sets Record Straight on Alexander Povetkin Fight Photos: Sullivan Barrera Grinds Hard - Ripped, Ready For Valera Amir Khan: I Embarrassed Myself By Making Joshua Accusation Chavez Jr. Return: Alfredo Angulo Now The Frontrunner Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado, HBO Latino, December 9 Wilder's Trainer: Deontay Wants To Be First Heavyweight at 50-0 Dejan Zlaticanin Returns on December 14, Broadway Boxing Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera Finalized - Dec. 15, PBC on FS1 Ricardo Mayorga Rules Out Retirement, Plans February Return Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado - Golden Boy on ESPN, Dec. 14 Bellew: It's Disgusting That Wilder Insinuated Joshua is on Steroids UK News: Tommy McCarthy, Lewis Crocker, Ricky Summers Miguel Cotto Career Special on HBO, November 25 Photo: Carl Frampton, Horacio Garcia Ready For War in Belfast Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder Frampton: All The Big Fights Interest Me, The Best is Yet To Come Shawn Porter: Crawford Beats Horn Easy, Everybody is a Target! Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux Ishe Smith: I Asked For Julian Williams, Confident I'll Get The Win Nathan Gorman Welcomes Daniel Dubois: He Knows Where I Am Alexander Povetkin vs. Christian Hammer - Full Card is Set Truax: I Have To Be at My Absolute Best To Beat James DeGale Jarrell Miller: I Would Stop Dillian Whyte in Four or Five Rounds Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo Unification Set, December 31 Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him Kovalev: The Pressure Will Be High To Fight Beterbiev, Bivol Roy Jones Jr. Brings WinnaVegas Casino Card To BeIN Sports Jamie Conlan Plans To Box Jerwin Ancajas, Not Go To War Jose Martinez Stops Jesus Martinez for NABO Championship Parker Says Forget Wilder Fight: I'm Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Vasyl Lomachenko: The Fight With Rigondeaux Will Be Historic Kellerman on De La Hoya-McGregor: It's Amazing Conor is Favored Photo: Giovani Santillan, Dodzi Kemeh Ready For Battle Photos: Anthony Dirrell, Denis Douglin - Nearly Brawl at Weighin Canelo-Golovkin Rematch: Update on Negotiations, Date, Venue Jarrell Miller: Muscles Won't Save Joshua - He Has a Glass Jaw Ferdie Pacheco - "The Fight Doctor" - Passes Away at 89
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement