Bradley calls Pacquiao a 'chicken'
MANILA, Philippines – Timothy Bradley felt like he lost a fight after reports of a Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez rematch surfaced.
Bradley, who won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown from Pacquiao last June, claimed that the Filipino boxer is just scared to face him in a rematch.
"In my eyes, chicken (expletive), chicken, chicken, chicken. I'm too much for these boys, man," he said in My Desert.
The unbeaten American boxer believes that Pacquiao should have asked for a rematch to get the title back.
"I can't believe it. Any champion who lost his belt, you would want to redeem yourself," Bradley said.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum earlier said that he’ll be holding a meeting with Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz to lock down final terms for Pacquiao-Marquez IV.
"We're having a meeting about Manny's next fight and to get everything finalized," Arum said in ESPN. "My goal is to finalize the Marquez fight, but I have to meet with [Koncz]."
That means Bradley will miss a potential million-dollar pay day against the fighting congressman.
"What the public needs to know is Pacquiao, their No. 1 dude, doesn't care about his loss," Bradley said. "You need to redeem yourself because Tim Bradley beat you. You need to come back and redeem that loss."