Marquez fight will be entertaining, says Bradley
MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated American champion Timothy Bradley Jr. promised an entertaining fight should he ever face Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez.
In an interview with Boxing Scene, Bradley said he hopes to fight the best boxers in the welterweight division, including Marquez.
“I think that a fight between myself and Marquez would be a great and entertaining fight,” Bradley said.
Marquez’s trainer, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, previously said he would rather not see “Dinamita” face Bradley, believing it will be an ugly fight.
“I know Beristain said that it wouldn’t be (entertaining), but that just shows that they don’t want to fight me,” Bradley shot back. “They are making excuses.”
Other than Marquez, Bradley said he would also welcome a fight between the winner of the rematch between Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios.
He admits, however, that a fight against “Bam Bam” will not be easy to make even if they have the same manager.
“I will fight any of them guys. The downfall is that Cameron Dunkin is both of our managers, so I don’t think it would happen,” Bradley said. “Cameron is a great manager, and he wouldn’t do anything to put either of us in a bad position.”
Bradley has not fought since upsetting Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao in June 2012, but will return to the ring against Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16 at the Home Depot Center in California.