Fight with Mayweather makes sense, says Bradley
MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten American champion Timothy Bradley Jr. threw his name into the list of possible opponents for superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has four fights left in his lucrative contract with Showtime.
Bradley recently hiked his record to 31-0 after beating Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez, and told Tha Boxing Voice that a Mayweather fight is possible even though they are signed to different promotional companies.
“I think that a fight with Mayweather is possible even with the promoters,” he said. “I think that Mayweather is definitely running out of top guys to face.”
In the first two bouts of his six-fight contract with Showtime, Mayweather fought Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, winning both matches comfortably.
“He (Mayweather) has Danny Garcia. I’m hearing Amir Khan. Then what’s after that?” Bradley pointed out. “Who are they going with? I have no idea.”
“The only that’s left and that really makes real sense is me,” he stressed.
With his victory over Marquez as well as his controversial win over Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao last year, Bradley has climbed to No. 3 in the RING’s pound-for-pound rankings. He is now more confident in taking on big, lucrative fights.
“I would do anything if it makes sense business-wise,” he said. “I’m at a different stature now. I’m the No. 3 fighter in the world now, pound for pound. I paid my dues, and it’s definitely time to be taken care of.”
“I’m willing to do anything if the price is right,” he said.