Bradley Admits Marquez Offer is Less Than Pacquiao


By Edward Chaykovsky –

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) admits that Manny Pacquiao’s offer of $6 million dollars for a November rematch is more money than he is expected to receive for the fall defense against former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs).

Pacquiao, who lost a controversial decision to Bradley last June, offered him a large sum for a rematch on November 24th in Macao, China.

Bradley was not interested in facing Pacquiao in Macao and he felt a victory over Marquez would mean more for his legacy. Marquez knocked Pacquiao out cold in the sixth round of their fourth battle in December.

“Sometimes it’s not just about the money. Sometimes it’s about making career moves,” Bradley told The Desert Sun. “This makes sense. It just makes sense. I think the styles make for an interesting fight and it’s a tough fight for both fighters.

“To be the best, you have to beat the best, and Marquez is one of the best fighters in the world. It’s right next to Floyd Mayweather when it comes to the best counter punchers in the game. I just want to take on one of the best, and that’s the reason I took on Marquez.”–65759