WBO welterweight champion “Desert Storm” Timothy Bradley told Ring TV yesterday that “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather would “flatten” Manny Pacquiao should the two pound-for-pound kings ever throw fists inside the squared circle.
Bradley (29-0-1, 12 KOs) has also recently expressed impatience with Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) as the Filipino icon mulls who to scrap on Nov. 10 at a venue to be determined.
The blowhard CEO of Top Rank, Bob Arum, traveled to the Philippines last week to discuss with “Pac-Man” if he should clash with Bradley, WBA, WBO and The Ring lightweight royalty Juan Manuel Marquez or powerful Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto.
Bradley unwittingly stole Pacquiao’s belt when criminally incompetent judges handed him a split decision in June at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
“The fight was an absolute disgrace,” said Perron, 75, who worked in the 1980s with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler at the Petronelli Brothers Gym. “Corrupt officials and decisions like that one are destroying boxing."
Despite the incompetent scoring by a trio of dimwits, Bradley, who is presently rated by Ring Magazine as the eighth pound-for-pound pugilist in the world, showed heart and grit by managing to continue battling with a fractured left foot and severely sprained right ankle he suffered during the bout.
Since Bradley doesn’t expect to receive a rematch with Pacquiao this autumn, “Desert Storm” is hoping to soon tussle with the legendary Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), a longstanding WBC welterweight titlist who overcame Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) by a unanimous decision to acquire the WBA world light-welterweight belt on Cinco de Mayo, at some point in 2013.
"I have options. I'm the champion," said Bradley, 28, a former two-time light welterweight champ who in the past defeated solid prizefighters Lamont Peterson and Devon Alexander. "I feel as if I'm the No. 2 fighter at 147 pounds, and that's behind Floyd Mayweather Jr. Once Floyd flattens Manny Pacquiao, which is going to happen if they ever fight, then me and Floyd can get it on. That's easy work for Floyd."
Perron wholeheartedly agrees with Bradley that Mayweather, a 1996 bronze medalist who already owned a decent rap sheet from convictions on battery and assault in 2002 and 2005, would easily outclass Pacquiao.
“Nobody will ever beat Floyd until he retires,” said Perron. “If Floyd and Manny ever get together, mortgage the house on Mayweather.”
Unfortunately for Bradley, he has feathery fists and is incapable of truly challenging either Pacquiao or Mayweather.
Considering he’s “the champion” and has “options,” Timothy Bradley would be wise to avoid both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather as though the two prizefighters are akin to anthrax.