Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bradley Wants Marquez Next—Not Pacquiao Rematch

By Ryan Maquiñana

Timothy Bradley was all smiles at the 2013 Boxing Writers Association of America dinner Thursday night at New York City’s Capitale.

At the beginning of the evening, the welterweight titleholder was reunited with the second half of the early front-runner of Fight of the Year, Ruslan Provodnikov, who promptly asked him for a rematch as the two men shook hands.

Bradley obliged and told Provodnikov that he would get his return bout sometime in the future.  After the Russian challenger left, Bradley spoke about the redemption he felt after standing toe-to-toe with his last foe en route to victory, especially given the controversial nature and aftermath from his penultimate outing against Manny Pacquiao last year.

“What I want the boxing fans to take from that [Provodnikov] fight is that I have the heart of a lion,” Bradley told BoxingScene.com/CSNBayArea.com. “With my dedication to the sport, my dedication to my craft, hard work and dedication definitely does pay off.  Believe in yourself, even if nobody believes in you.

“It gives you something to fight for.  It gives you inspiration.  The fact that I came, and I was hurt.  I battled back, got hurt again, battled back, and to win a decision—a  unanimous decision.   And I was hurt several times in the fight.  I think that’s unbelievable.  I think that speaks loudly.”

As far as whether he would prefer a rematch with Pacquiao or a matchup with Juan Manuel Marquez, Bradley was unequivocal with his answer.

“I want Marquez,” Bradley told BoxingScene.com.  “He’s the guy who knocked out Pacquiao.  You got two guys who defeated Pacquiao going at it.  Let’s see who the best is.  A lot of people, especially after seeing me fight Provodnikov, a lot of people will bet against me, but I tell you this.  Don’t bet against me because you’ll lose your money again.”

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by T18Z on 04-15-2013

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;13243991]Marquez has never targeted Manny's body like he did in the 4th fight. Are you telling me that you watched the fight and did not see him land any body shots? And are you trying to tell us that body…

Comment by ailicec on 04-15-2013

The only way Pacquiao starts going back to 1 million ppvs and up is if he defeats Marquez or Mayweather. Otherwise his ppv numbers will be in the 500,000's. Marquez knows this and that is why he is asking for…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-14-2013

Why the hell do you think Marquez wanted to focus more on Manny's body? Just to fake like he was going to hit him? He wanted to decrease Pacquiao's activity, open him up and sit more on his punches to…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=T18Z;13240865][B]He used a body shot FEINT to open manny up[/B] for a hard right, apart from that his body shots weren't doing **** to his legs, stop talking out your ass. You got proof he lost his legs? Or has…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=Tony B.;13240918]Exactly right. It was a hotly contested war until Marquez iced him. Pacfans now want to rewrite history as if it was some kind of miraculous comeback from a one-sided beat down. I saw the same fight you did.[/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (169)
Top Headlines De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin is a Trilogy Type of Fight Canelo: Big Difference Between Me and The Guys Golovkin KO'd Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose Horn's Trainer: Secret 10-Point Plan in Place To Beat Pacquiao Pacquiao: McGregor Not Compatible With Boxing - He Won't Win Lomachenko's Manager Responds Back To Team Rigondeaux Shane Mosley Jr. Motivated To Impress on Pacquiao-Horn Card Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Now in Manchester, September 23 Fortune: Plain and Simple - Horn Has No Shot To Beat Pacquiao! Team Rigondeaux on Lomachenko: We're Calling Your 130 Bluff! Photos: Tomasz Adamek Returns, Defeats Solomon Haumono Duran: If McGregor is Serious, He'll Break Mayweather's Legs Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well Lomachenko's Manager Dares Rigondeaux: Come Up To 130! Broner Trainer: Garcia Is 'No Marcos Maidana, No Shawn Porter' Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title Carlos Negron Drops Derric Rossy Twice, Stops Him in Four Anthony Fowler Eager To Improve Despite Second Win Manny Pacquiao: Horn is No Easy Fight, He's a Tough Opponent Hopkins Rips Mayweather: Shows a Lack of Respect For Boxing! Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement