By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (32-1-1, 12KOs) would still like a third crack at Manny Pacquiao.

If Bradley looks impressive when he faces Brandon Rios next month at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, his name has been mentioned as a potential opponent for Pacquiao's final fight in 2016.

Bradley won a controversial split decision over Pacquiao in 2012 and then lost a twelve round unanimous decision in their 2012 rematch.

Pacquiao has fully recovered from a right shoulder injury that was suffered during his twelve round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"I don’t know if there will ever be a third fight. Would I like a third fight? Yes. I’m not sure about the business side of that and what that fight would bring or do, but yes from my standpoint I would love a rubber match with Manny Pacquiao. You just never really know in this boxing game if stuff will ever materialize or not," Bradley told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

Bradley was trained for both of those Pacquiao fights by his longtime coach, Joel Diaz. The fight with Rios will be Bradley's first bout with new trainer Teddy Atlas.

He says the last few weeks of training time with Bradley has taught him a lot of new tricks and fixed many of his flaws and stylistic holes.

There’s so much that goes on into this that I didn’t know and Teddy being the historian that he is, and being a guy that has been trained by the best coach in the history of boxing, Cus D’Amato, he knows all of his teachings. Teddy knows everything about that great style and he’s gonna bring it to me. It works and it’s gonna work really well against Rios, and I can’t wait to display it. It’s only been three days, I haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m gonna add it to my arsenal and it’s gonna be dangerous for anybody," Bradley said.