LAS VEGAS — Tim Bradley became incensed during Thursday’s undercard press conference when his opponent, Joel Casamayor, interruputed his podium speech by repeatedly telling him to “sit down,” using the “N-word” several times.
RING No. 8-rated WBO junior welterweight beltholder Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) has signed with Top Rank Inc., and will debut with the company against the former four-time titleholder and Cuban Olympic gold medalist Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) on the HBO Pay Per View card featuring Manny Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“There’s nothing that you can say to me that can hurt me. Nothing,” said the 28-year-old Bradley, who was accompanied by his wife, Monica, and their three children.
“At this point in my career, I’m stronger than ever. You can say anything that you want about me, but the one thing that you can’t say about me is that I’m not a winner. After Saturday night, I’ll be [28-0].”