Koncz is Surprised With Bradley, Says Marquez Wins Easy
By Rick Reeno
Michael Koncz, the adviser to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs), was shocked with Timothy Bradley's decision to reject a $6 million dollar offer to face the Filipino star in a rematch on November 23rd in Macau, China.
Bradley (30-0, 12KOs), who won a controversial decision over Pacquiao last June, accepted an offer to defend his WBO welterweight title against Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) on September 14th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Marquez is coming off a sixth round knockout of Pacquiao from last December.
Koncz is not surprised that Marquez, who was offered $13 million, rejected a fifth fight with Pacquiao, but he was very surprised with Bradley's decision - especially since the offer allowed Bradley to keep his WBO title.
“I'm not so surprised with Marquez's decision, because now he has the bragging rights [that he knocked out Pacquiao] even though I consider it lucky punch and we were winning the entire previous rounds, if not all of them then most of them. I'm not surprised that he wouldn't have a rematch, but with Bradley I am quite surprised and it doesn't any make sense. We offered him six million, plus we told him that he could keep his belt, that we wouldn’t fight for the belt. Even if he lost to Manny, he would retain his belt and be the WBO champion,” Koncz told BoxingScene.com.
In his personal opinion, Koncz predicts Marquez will win an easy twelve round decision, and because of their styles he doesn’t expect a fight filled with fireworks.
“I think Marquez is going to have a fairly easy time with Bradley. I don’t think [Marquez will stop him]. I have nothing negative to say about Bradley, his family or Monica, but he took a terrible beating [against Ruslan Provodnikov], I hope his motor skills are functioning properly - but I just think you have someone who is counter-puncher fighting someone who is not going to go toe to toe or come straight at you, which is what Marquez really needs to look good," Koncz said.
Bradley turned down 6 mil.....he better beat Marquez or he will be labeled as not being smart at all. Plus...there will never be another 6mil plus payday for him in a very long time. For some reason...something tells me Marquez…Comment by TLC8 on 05-04-2013
Bradley knows he won nothing against Manny. That's a bold statement when Pacquiao's camp says, "keep the belt...we could care less... we'll just fight you". That's big time. Who cares about the belt. They took it from Pacquaio the first…Comment by citynation on 05-03-2013
[QUOTE=slindee3;13321298]My man, you must be a casual boxing fan who is just in love with Pac. I believe some people on this site refer to you guys as "*******s". I'm a Bradley fan and I believe he lost the fight…Comment by citynation on 05-03-2013
[QUOTE=Fetta;13321219]So by this logic Pac would get sparked out by Paulie[/QUOTE] Clearly some boxers recover better than others you ass lol....Comment by Hougigo on 05-03-2013
I hope public perception grows against Bradley.... Odds will be great for mePost a Comment/View More User Comments (52)