Tim Bradley: ‘The Only One Left for Mayweather Is Me’
Now that Tim Bradley has victories over two future Hall of Fame fighters in Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, the door has opened up even wider now for him to continue to be in more lucrative fights in the near future, and he is willing to take on all comers. “I would do anything if it makes business wise sense. I’m at a different stature now. I’m the number three fighter in the world now pound for pound. I paid my dues and it’s definitely time to be taken care of. I’m willing to do anything if the price is right,” he claimed.
One lucrative match-up that seems to make perfect sense would be a rematch with Manny Pacquiao if he were able to get past the young tough Brandon Rios. Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum has said that Pacquiao will no longer fight in the United States because of tax reasons. When asked if he would consider going overseas to fight Pacquaio Bradley responded, “If I’m definitely going to go over to Asia, it definitely better be right. I’m contracted to make a certain amount of money in the rematch and until we start at that number then I don’t think a Pacquiao fight will ever happen again.”
Another name that has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Bradley is pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather but many doubt whether or not that fight can be made because of the rift between Bradley’s promoter Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, who Mayweather does business with. It would seem that Bradley would have to leave Top Rank for the fight to ever happen. “Right now my contract is not up until next December. I got another year with Top Rank before I’m able to even move and being the man that I am, I’ll definitely fulfill my contract and do whatever I need to do to definitely move on,” Bradley explained.
But, even with the situation between the two rivaling promoters, Bradley still feels the fight could get made. “I think that a fight with Mayweather is possible even with the promoters. I think that Mayweather is definitely running out of top guys to face. He has Danny Garcia he can probably face. I’m hearing Amir Khan. Then what’s after that? Who they going to go with? I have no idea. The only one that’s left and that really makes real sense is me.”
Listen to the full interview here: http://mixlr.com/thaboxingvoice/showreel/timothy-bradley-peter-quillin-joseph-agbeko-live/