Roach on Bradley-Marquez: Not Interesting, Who Cares
By Edward Chaykovsky
Trainer Freddie Roach is not excited by the welterweight match between WBO champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) and former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs).
Both fighters defeated Roach's prized pupil, Manny Pacquiao, in 2012. Bradley won a controversial split decision last June and Marquez knocked Pacquiao out cold in the sixth round in December.
Offers were made to both boxers. They passed and struck a deal to face each other on September 14th. Pacquiao will take on Brandon Rios on November 24th.
"[Bradley] and Marquez had a good deal together or something like that, but I don't really see that fight as being too interesting, because who really cares who wins that fight," Roach told Koncrete Jungle.
[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;13402062]it's true...an unmotivated pac managed to outpoint bradley and provodnikov (ranked #10 at 140) was knocking his big head around the ring for 12 rounds..bradley is on the decline mentally and physically and marquez's camp knows this..[/QUOTE] So should we…Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-21-2013
[QUOTE=mrpizza-nd_beer;13402024]Like what would you like him to say to two who have been offered $6M and $3M respectively and have both turned it down for a $1-2M apiece? If that didn't make sense to him why would you expect him…Comment by mrpizza-nd_beer on 05-21-2013
Like what would you like him to say to two who have been offered $6M and $3M respectively and have both turned it down for a $1-2M apiece? If that didn't make sense to him why would you expect him…Comment by woopwoop on 05-21-2013
Marpedz will be looking to counter, Bradley will too busy watching out for the heavyweight punching power to be offensive = BORING fight, Roach is right.Comment by Motofan on 05-21-2013
He's lying. I bet Roach is just trembling from anticipation.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (44)