Maidana: Top Rank Offered Me $150,000 to Fight Bradley

By Ryan Maquiñana

WBA junior welterweight “regular” champion Marcos Maidana responded to WBO 140-pound boss Tim Bradley’s comments that Top Rank had offered Maidana a fight on this Saturday’s Pacquiao-Marquez undercard only for the Argentine to turn it down.

“Top Rank offered 150K ($150,000) for that fight.  So if Bradley thinks I can face him for those peanuts he'll keep dreaming,” Maidana said via Twitter.

Instead of Maidana, Bradley faces former two-weight world champion Joel Casamayor of Cuba in his debut for Top Rank at the welterweight limit.

“We went after Maidana, and Maidana turned it down,” Bradley told Elie Seckbach in a video released yesterday.  “And Maidana’s a strong opponent.  Joel Casamayor, he was there, and he took the fight, so why not?”

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 11-12-2011

Haha 150k god only knows what the percentage cut was

Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 11-08-2011

Bradley and Arum are pieces of shyt

Comment by Sn1 on 11-08-2011

150k is what Zab Judah took to get the rematch with Spinks, became the undisputed ww champion that night.

Comment by Larrysbird on 11-08-2011

Both guys can hardly draw flies so I can understand. I say build yourself up from bottom all the way to top and good money will just come along. Not hard to understand.

Comment by LoveForBoxing on 11-08-2011

Top and bottom of this is this is the money he was fighting for before khan and he lost beats shot to **** morales and thinks he deserves millions every fight it doesnt work like that at all if hes…

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