After inching past Juan Manuel Marquez earlier this month in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, undefeated welterweight Timothy Bradley made no bones about it: He wants to square off against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather next, and he thinks he deserves it.
Bradley defeated Marquez by split decision, 113-115, 115-113 and 115-112. The fight was aired live on HBO pay-per-view.
Speaking to HBO’s Max Kellerman after the bout, Bradley stated things quite plainly.
“I just want to fight the best fighters out there,” said Bradley, via USA Today's Leighton Ginn. “If a Floyd Mayweather fight were to materialize, I would love to do that. ... and I would love to fight the Money team.
The problem? The fight will never materialize.
And here’s why.