The newly crowned WBO Welterweight Champion of the world, Timothy Bradley, has admitted that he is now losing his love for the sport and the reason behind his saying so is his recent fight against Manny Pacquiao, which ended up in a storm of controversy.
Bradley, who was a 4-1 underdog against Pacquiao, shocked everyone by beating the Filipino star in the ring but the controversial nature of his victory has left a sour taste in his mouth.
The undefeated American prospect, who holds a record of winning all of his 30 professional fights (1 no contest), with 12 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, told the media that he tried day in and day out for his fight yet no one’s wants to give him any credit.
“I am at the point where I am losing my love for boxing. It’s just that I have came along way and never got any credit. Still today I don’t get credit. I’m a 4 time world champion and I still haven’t gotten any credit,” stated Bradley.
“I am sick of it. I just want to fight the best fights out there for me and my family and the fans out there. I want to give them the beset fights. I don’t really care about the record books. I’m the freaking welterweight champion of the world and people feel like I don’t deserve it. It is sad man. I worked my butt off to win that fight,” he continued.
Bradley has offered Pacquiao a rematch on November 10 so he could prove himself as the worthy winner. However, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says there is no point in having a rematch since he believes his man completely dominated the fight.
“I don’t want to do a rematch,” Arum told The Las Vegas Sun. “This fight was a one-sided fight. If it had been scored properly, 10-2 or 9-3, who would be asking for a rematch? – Nobody.
“Just because these officials screwed up, that doesn’t justify a rematch.”
Well, all said and done, let’s see if Manny Pacquiao sets up a rematch to avenge his defeat or not.