Timothy Bradley may not have beat Manny Pacquiao in the ring when they fought on June 9th, but he was awarded the victory and the belt that came with it. He’s also adopted a new persona recently as he tries to ensure he gets a chance to prove he’s the rightful champ with a rematch against Pacquiao.
There was a rematch clause in the fight contract between the two fighters last time, so when the controversy hit it was assumed we’d see that fight immediatly. That may not be the case.
Pacquiao’s camp is mulling over a few other opponents, like Miguel Cotto or Juan Manuel Marquez, for the November 10th date they’ve got set aside for his next fight.
Bradley isn’t about to sit aside and let that happen without giving them something to think about. He’s telling everyone that he thinks Pacquiao is scared:
“To be honest with you, I think a lot of people on that side are scared,” said Bradley, 28, a former two-time light welterweight titlist who in the past trumped solid prizefighters Lamont Peterson and Devon Alexander. “He couldn’t knock me out with two peg legs [Bradley injured both during the Pacquiao fight]. Me healthy, I’m going to beat him worse.” -Source
As if that’s not enough, he took it a step further by using Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather ‘s name to possibly trigger a response fueled by pride in Manny:
“Once Floyd flattens Manny Pacquiao, which is going to happen if they ever fight, then me and Floyd can get it on,” Bradley told Lem Satterfield of Ring TV. “I mean, that’s easy work for Floyd.” -Source