Naniniwala si two-division world champion Timothy Bradley na walang maitutulak-kabigin kung matutuloy ang laban ng kababayan niyang si WBC at WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. at ang nagpalasap sa kanya ng unang pagkatalo na si WBO 147 pounds titlist Manny Pacquiao kaya naniniwala siyang fifty-fifty o patas ang sagupaan ng dalawang boksingero.
Bagamat natalo sa kanya sa kontrobersiyal na 12-round split decision si Pacquiao bago ito napatulog ni Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez sa 6th round noong 2012, nakabawi ang Pinoy boxer sa tatlong sunod na panalo sa kanya at kina dating world champions Brandon Rios at Chris Algieri.
Sa panayam ni boxing writer Edward Chaykovsky ng BoxingScene.com, iginiit ni Bradley na panahon na upang magharap sa isang megabout sina Mayweather at Pacquiao.
“Do I think the fight will happen? I think the fight should happen. I don’t know if the fight will happen. Right now is the perfect time because after Pacquiao’s fight with Marquez, the fight with Mayweather kind of went down but now Pacquiao is coming off two great wins, actually three great wins, with myself included,” ani Bradley. “I think he has redeemed himself – he beat two undefeated champions this year, myself and Chris Algieri — and Brandon Rios last year,”
Aminado si Bradley na lamang sa laban si Mayweather ngunit kung kung mayroong tatalo sa hambog na Amerikano ay walang iba kundi si Pacquiao.
“Manny is definitely a big threat in the sport still, still a top dog and I think he will be a threat to Mayweather, I honestly do. I think he can clip Mayweather,”dagdag ni Bradley. “I think it’s a 50/50 fight and I think it should happen. We have to wait and see if they can put it together. I think it makes sense. I think the fight does over three million pay-per-view buys and it’s the fight that everybody wants to see and I think its great for boxing.”