Timothy Bradley Wants To Fight Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, but Why?

Bill CodyCorrespondent IIIJune 19, 2010

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 10:  Timothy Bradley connects with a left jab on Junior Witter down during their WBC Light Welterweight fight on May 10, 2008 at Nottingham Ice Arena in Nottingham, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
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One of the problems with boxing right now is that everyone is chasing money bouts when they have no chance of winning.

Case in point: This week Timothy Bradley announced he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. or Manny Pacquiao. 




He said this during the promotion for his upcoming fight with Carlos Abregu. Abregu is undefeated. 

You'd think Bradley would be promoting the fight. It is after all scheduled for an Indian Casino near Palm Springs in a small auditorium where they often schedule glorified smokers as amusement for the card players who make up the Aqua Caliente clientele. 

He then went on to talk about fighting other fighters in his weight class if the money was right. He talked about how the fight business was all about money after all.

Well, Tim. If it's all about money you might want to promote this fight a little harder. Believe me other fighters will take notice that you're fighting in a small venue in your hometown. 

That's not exactly going to make the Mayweathers and the Pacquiaos of the world put you on their dance card.

Not only that, but what makes Bradley think he can beat either fighter?

He doesn't hit hard enough to back Pacquiao off and he doesn't have the skills to make Mayweather fight. That means Manny would walk through him and Money would toy with him before taking him out late. 

Bradley should be working to promote the fight in front of him and hope to stage an exciting fight. Then he should work to make Marcos Maidana finally fight him, then work to get fights with Amir Khan and Devon Alexander to build his legacy.

When all that happens he should worry about fighting the big dogs. By then he might be ready for them.