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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