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Roach: Bradley Sells No Tickets, No Money in a Rematch

By Francisco Guzman

Trainer Freddie Roach would have preferred a different path for eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38KOs). On December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquiao will face WBO junior welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs) for a fourth time. HBO pay-per-view will carry the event.

Roach would have liked two other opponents for Pacquiao. The first on his list was the obvious choice, Floyd Mayweather Jr. The second choice was WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, who won a controversial twelve round split decision over Pacquiao in June.

Roach sees Marquez as a much tougher opponent than Bradley.

"[I wanted Pacquiao to face] someone else. To me [Marquez] was the third [choice]. I'd like to get that Bradley [rematch] out of the way and redeem ourselves there and all we need to go is get two new judges," Roach

Roach, however, admits the fight with Marquez makes a lot more business sense because he feels Bradley doesn't bring anything to the table. Bradley and his trainer, Joel Diaz, have complained about Pacquiao's lack of enthusiasm to have a rematch, but Roach says the reason the rematch is not happening is because Bradley is not capable of generating business.

"This does [make more business sense]. Bradley sold six tickets last time and he'll sell less next time. That's about [the size] of his audience. That's why we are not fighting him, there's no business [in that fight]. There is no money in that fight," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12592613]Very hilarious. Pac fighting a guy most thinks he lost too= ducking a guy he beat comfortably? Huh?[/QUOTE] Do you believe Pac would beat Bradley in a rematch?? I sure as hell don't..I really believe Bradley beats on Pac even…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=mrpain81;12589324][I]Hilarious how people are acting like Bradley deserves a rematch or Pacquiao is ducking now, even more hilarious is that Bradley is a harder fight now then Marquez.[/I][/QUOTE] Very hilarious. Pac fighting a guy most thinks he lost too= ducking…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;12589328]He flat out refused to fight Amir Khan. Amir freakin Khan And this was after Khan offered him a career high payday with 50/50 of the UK PPV He wouldn't even have the balls to be in the same room…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=jvsnypes;12588079]The world of boxing has transformed into something I don't recognize anymore. Its all about ticket sells instead of fighting. Now, everyone wants to see brawls in the ring. If a fighter boxes, he's boring. Fighters like Bradley don't stand…

Comment by buffbodz on 10-10-2012

I don't know if believe everything the HBO announcers said about Manny winning the fight hands down. Watch it with the sound off and see how many punches Bradley was slipping and the counters he nailed Manny with. I think…

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