By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
October 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Fight fans gathered at the lobby of the Wynn Hotel & Casino for the grand arrival of Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, the two boxers responsible for the two consecutive losses of Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.
In an exclusive interview, Bradley said he is ready for a rematch with Pacquiao. “That is definitely a chapter in my life that I definitely have to visit and revisit. I think the fans, everybody around the whole world wants to see that fight and they want to see who the true champion is,” he said.
Bradley showed off his rock-hard abs and muscular arms, saying he attained his muscles while on a three-month vegan diet.
Marquez and Bradley will slug it out this Saturday for the WBO welterweight championship.
While Bradley is ready to face Pacquiao again, Marquez doesn’t want to fight the Filipino for a fifth time, even if it will earn him millions of dollars.
He said his knockout of Pacquiao is priceless, which remains the talk of the town among boxing enthusiasts. “I don’t have reasons for the fifth fight. If I won a close fight or controversial decision maybe I give the fifth fight. I don’t have reasons, I win tremendous knock out and I want to keep this feeling all my life,” said Marquez.
Marquez said he trained heavily for his fight with Bradley, especially since the American boxer has remained undefeated. “[It was] five months [of training] because if you rest maybe you lose the distance, you lose the ring. I keep training always. Five months for this fight specifically for speed and I feel very happy,” he says.
But Bradley just shrugged off Marquez’s training regimen. “I been training for about 10 weeks. I haven’t heard of any other fighter in the world training for five months especially at 40 years old. I don’t know why you need to train that long. I think its unheard of five months for a fight? I think it’s a joke,” Bradley said.
Pac and his wife are useless politicians…. Wake up !!!!!
Bradley you better watch, what you say because the Pacquiao will let you Kiss the ring canvas in the next fight with him ? You was very lucky to win the last fight ! Your not that good of fighter to be in the ring with Pacquiao ? Last fight I bet on you because everyone was betting on Pacquiao, guess what happen at the end of the match, before they said who had win, I walk out of the bar and thought I had lost my bet ? I couldn’t believe I won the fight bet ! ! I thought Pacquiao had won the fight ?