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Tim Bradley Reflects Back, Explains Amir Khan Meltdown

Undefeated Timothy Bradley takes part in a Q&A session with HBO, discussing various topics as he prepares for his upcoming fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

How does it feel getting this fight after being criticized for not taking the Amir Khan fight. Did you know this fight was coming at the time? Where you willing to take all that negativity just to get this fight with Pacquiao?

"In boxing criticism is part of the game. You hear it before, during and after very fight. I have learned to let it roll off me like water off a duck's back. Experience told me that the timing for the Amir Khan fight was wrong. I had already fought and won two world title unification fights against Kendall Holt and Devon Alexander. Both were big victories but because of the timing of when they took place I didn't realize the full financial potential that I feel I should have.

"When the Amir Khan world title unification fight was presented I was determined not to be pushed into it. Business as usual was no longer acceptable and certain changes had to be made. I went over all the details with my team, debated the merits and decided it was not the best deal. I heard the criticism. I read the criticism. But deep down I knew, based on what was being offered to me, it was not the right deal. It was a business decision. And if it's one thing I have learned as a professional boxer it's this, sometimes the deal you don't make is the best deal you do make.

"I am thrilled beyond compare that I am challenging Manny Pacquiao. I was at the right place at the right time. But I'm also deserving of this fight. I have been a world champion since 2008. I have unified the titles twice. I'm undefeated. I'm the best in my division. I feel I made the right decision not only for my career but for my life - for my family. Looking back at it I can say that it was definitely worth enduring all the negativity directed toward me. I am now in a place where I will be able to accomplish another one of my goals in life and that is to fight the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. This is a huge challenge for me personally and professionally.

"It feels great to get the fight with Manny Pacquiao. It's going to feel even better when I beat him. You can take that to the bank."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=Earl-Lesnar;12167918]All this **** isn't going to matter when Bradley gets banged out in 3 rounds[/QUOTE] Are you willing to bet that Bradley get's KO'd in three rds??If so I'll take it,100mill...

Comment by Tyrone Biggums on 05-25-2012

All this **** isn't going to matter when Bradley gets banged out in 3 rounds

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=1q3er5;12167542]Looks like Bradley got some public relations lessons. The reply he gave to this question today was much better than "what if I lose" which he said a while back. He ducked Khan bottome line - it was a unification…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=1q3er5;12167542]Looks like Bradley got some public relations lessons. The reply he gave to this question today was much better than "what if I lose" which he said a while back. He ducked Khan bottome line - it was a unification…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;12166984]Khan is more popular than Bradley.....if the fight went to the cards, Khan is likely winning it regardless of whether Bradley beats him down in the ring.[B] He knew this, so he said if I have to lose like that…

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