By Luis Sandoval
MGM Grand, Las Vegas - WBO Junior Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley who defeated Joel Casamayor on the co-feature bout on Saturday night is still hoping to land a big fight next year. Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez once again put on a great fight on Saturday night which ended with a controversial decision. Bradley is still ready to face the Filipino superstar especially after seeing how effective Marquez was against him.
“I’m ready. I’m ready man, Marquez just showed it” said Timothy after being asked about a possible fight with Pacquiao.
“I got a plan for every fighter out there. I got the speed to compete with Manny Pacquiao. I got the determination. I will fight that guy”.
Bradley was next asked if he thought Pacquiao had won the fight against Marquez.
“I don’t know. I don’t know, I’m not a judge out there. But from what I watched on TV, I felt that Marquez won the fight,” stated Bradley.
When Bradley had last spoke to BoxingScene, he had said he was very interested in fighting Marquez should a Pacquiao fight not materialize. With Marquez putting on a great performance against Pacquiao, his stock has not dropped; if anything, it’s risen.
Bradley is still interested in a Marquez fight but also the rest of the big names in the sport.
“Like I said, I want to fight all the best fighters in the world pound for pound. Whether it’s Manny Pacquiao, or Marquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Amir Khan. Whoever.“
Bradley looks to be in a long line of next possible opponents for Pacquiao as Bob Arum has said he’d like to do fourth fight with Marquez and there is still the long awaited fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr that could also be made.
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