Timothy Bradley Says He'll Be First to Beat Floyd Mayweather

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIFebruary 25, 2012

Courtesy Beatsboxingmayhem.com
Courtesy Beatsboxingmayhem.com

According to Sports Inquirer, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley has gone on record as saying he will be the first boxer to defeat Floyd Mayweather. He also thinks that Mayweather is a much better fighter than Manny Pacquiao.

“I’ve always said, if Mayweather’s in the game, I will be the first fighter to beat him. I know that people might laugh at me and think I’m stupid for thinking that I can beat Mayweather, but I’ve always had faith in my ability and I’ve always had faith in myself,” Bradley said.

“Money May” is currently riding a 42-fighting winning streak, however, he puts his pristine 0 on the line when he moves up in weight to face off against WBA super welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto (37-2-30 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo.

Conversely, Bradley (28-0-12 KOs) will be at risk of blemishing his undefeated record when he too makes a jump in weight class in his attempt to usurp the Pac-Man’s WBO welterweight crown when they lock horns on June. 9.

With the aforementioned bouts in mind, a loss for either five-division champion Mayweather or Pacquiao (54-3-2-38 KOs) would most likely throw a spanner in the works of their projected superfight, aptly called the “Fight of the Century.”

That said, if the mega-fight does transpire, Bradley believes Mayweather will have too much smarts for the Filipino congressman.

“Mayweather is smart, he’s a very smart fighter.”  

“He’s the best at it, that’s why I think he’s better than Pacquiao. I mean, I would love to see them fight. Pacquiao I think will still give him a good fight, but I just think that Mayweather is a very smart man,” Bradley said.


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