Saturday Night Boxing recently talked with junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in a wide-ranging interview which touched on many key aspects of his boxing career. In Part I of the interview, Bradley discusses his opinions on fights with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, his toughest opponent as a professional, his amateur background and how he started his career with Thompson Boxing. Bradley also provides his analyses of Pacquiao-Marquez III, Khan-Peterson and Ward-Froch.
SNB: With yesterday’s news of Floyd Mayweather being sentenced to prison, if Bob Arum calls you and offers you a fight against Manny Pacquiao, you say?
TB: Sure I’m ready. That’s the fight that I’ve been waiting for my whole career. That’s a fight that I feel I’ve definitely earned. I feel that I’m ready for the challenge.
SNB: What did you take away from Pacquiao’s last fight with Marquez? What did you see?
TB: I think basically that Marquez has the style that definitely confuses Manny Pacquiao. You know styles make fights and Marquez’s style just gives Manny’s style fits. I think if they fight again I think it would be the same thing. If they fought 100 times it would be the same fight every single time. You know Pacquiao has not knocked out his last three opponents. I thought he was definitely going to knock out Marquez and that didn’t happen. I think he’s definitely still a threat in the game but I think if it’s time to get him, it’s right now.
SNB: For you personally, do you think that Pacquiao or Mayweather is the tougher opponent for you and why?..