Nanawagan si two-division world champion Timothy Bradley na dapat nang maglaban sina WBC at WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. at WBO king Manny Pacquiao alang-alang sa naghihintay na boxing fans sa buong mundo.
“I think that’s a fight that should happen but we don’t know if it ever will happen. I’m unsure right now, it hasn’t happened in that last three or four years If that fight was to materialize and Floyd was to win that fight, I think fans would definitely be a lot more pleased with what’s going on,” sinabi ni Bradley sa panayam ni Jenna Jay ng On The Ropes Radio Boxing Show.
Para kay Bradley, nakalalamang si Mayweather kung haharapin si Pacquiao ngayon pero ang panakamahalaga ay masasaksihan ng boxing fans ang pinakahihintay na megabout sa professional boxing.
“Floyd at this point — being the best — it’s really hard to please the fans, it really is because of his style of fighting. If he was a little bit more aggressive and took more shots, then the fans would probably be a little bit more into it,” ayon sa boksingerong nakalasap ng unang pagkatalo kay Pacquiao. “Still with his style or not, this guy sells an extreme amount of Pay-per-views, he’s still the number one guy in boxing. He has his remedy and it’s working for him. Me as a fan of boxing, I know that I would love to see him and Manny Pacquiao fight, I would love see those guys fight.”
Ngunit aminado si Bradley na kahit patas sa palagay niya ang laban, nakalalamang pa rin ang estilo ng kababayan niyang si Mayweather kaysa kay Pacquiao.
“I think he does well, I honestly think it goes well. I think that the fight is a little more even now. I’m gonna have to favor Floyd Mayweather because he’s just brilliant in his boxing ability but you can’t take anything away from Manny Pacquiao,” ani Bradley. “I’m not trying to blow smoke up my ass but I’m a really difficult fighter to deal with and Manny Pacquiao was able to deal with me, and if Manny Pacquiao is able to deal with me, he’s able to deal with anybody else, I truly believe that.”
“I have a lot of hand speed, foot speed as well, Floyd has hand speed and foot speed as well. He’s a better defensive fighter than I am but Manny Pacquiao throws punches in combinations, punches in bunches, so I think the fight is kind of evenly matched,” dagdag ni Bradley na binigyan diin ang pagiging maingat ngayon ng Pilipino.
“I wonder how the odds makers would do that fight if the fight ever happened because like you said, Floyd’s a little bit more flat footed and Manny is a little bit more cautious in his approach now. He’s not as tenacious and aggressive as he used to be — if he gets you hurt, he’ll definitely try to take you out but most times now he’s thinking. He doesn’t rush his attack anymore and just come in recklessly, he’s thinking about his approach now, a little bit more now since he got knocked out by Marquez.”