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Bradley: No Guarantee That I Would Face Mayweather

By Luis Sandoval

It’s a fight many weren’t sure would happen considering the lack of interest and the controversy that surrounded their first meeting but here we are with Timothy Bradley ready to square off a second time against Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao on April 12th in Las Vegas, NV.

Bradley secured a career high payday of 6 million dollars and signed a contract extension that from all accounts will give Bradley a very lucrative and high minimum guarantee for his future fights regardless if he wins or loses on April 12th.

While the deal is indeed beneficial to Bradley, many point to the fact that by resigning to Top Rank, his chances at a Floyd Mayweather fight evaporated as soon as the ink dried on his signature on the contract extension.

When BoxingScene caught up with Bradley, he was asked for his thoughts regarding his contract extension and the possibility of not being able to face Mayweather.

“It’s my home man. This is Top Rank. I’m going to probably retire with Top Rank. I know them very well and I have a great relationship with HBO. A Floyd fight, there’s no guarantees that I will fight Floyd Mayweather whether I’m with Top Rank or not,” Bradley would tell BoxingScene.

While most of the boxing world is practically dying to get into the Mayweather sweepstakes, Bradley chose to take a sure thing and not only secured a second fight with Pacquiao but also feels he secured a future for his family.

“Mayweather does what Mayweather wants to do and there’s no guarantees. So this decision was based on my family. It’s based on taking care of my family. There were too many uncertainties if I would’ve waited out or if I would’ve said no and not resigned with Top Rank, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know what they have to offer over there. I don’t like those uncertainties. I need to know that my family is going to be able to eat and that’s what it’s all about”.

Bradley expressed he’d be more than interested in facing Mayweather and if he came looking for a fight, Bradley would certainly give it to him. For the time being, Bradley is focused on his rematch with Pacquiao and hopes to finally remove the cloud that has followed him since their first meeting.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PBP- on 02-07-2014

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;14215916]Probably Thurman that last fight will be. If he keeps winning. You never know though, things change.[/QUOTE] I think Thurman, Brook and Porter will all be mixed and matched this year and if that's the case, I think Thurman has…

Comment by KingTito on 02-07-2014

I don't hate his decision. I still kind of wish he would have gone the Cotto route. I do realize that he isn't as big a star as Cotto is though.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-07-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;14215896]Impossible. Whether he signed an extension or not he has 2 more fights with Top Rank making the earliest possible fight with Mayweather in 2015. Mayweather has 4 more fights: Khan Maidana Garcia ??????? The ?????? will be the biggest…

Comment by -PBP- on 02-07-2014

[QUOTE=_original_;14214406]What the hell is Bradley on? There is absolutely no doubt he would have gotten the Mayweather fight, probably no later than[B] September, 2014. [/B] At Top Rank he has a bunch of rematches and trilogies to finish off his…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 02-07-2014

[QUOTE=DonMega;14215556]Yea, but thats the problem. If hes gonna hold that belt then he should be willing to fight Lara plain and simple.(or anybody else at 54) If he vacated them after he won them then its plain as day he…

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