Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley: Oscar De La Hoya not happy with Bob Arum

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 3:39:37 by

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley: Oscar De La Hoya not happy with Bob Arum

The Desert Strom, Timothy Bradley, who is the current WBO light welterweight champion and former two-time WBC light welterweight champion, is now the frontrunner to face the Filipino star, Manny Pacquiao, and this news has not gone down well with the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, as he wanted to see a mega-fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

The President of Golden Boy Promotions and Olympic Hall of Famer, De La Hoya, not too long ago predicted that Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, will choose Timothy Bradley and now when their match is about to come to fruition on June 9 this year, De La Hoya is not happy.

De La Hoya Tweeted, “I told you bob will do Bradley vs manny what a shame.”

The undefeated American legend, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, who is a five-division world champion and the current WBC welterweight champion, is returning to the ring on May 5 and he wanted to take on Pacquiao this time but Arum has turned his offer down since the American superstar said he would not have a 50/50 split with Pacquiao.

However, De La Hoya thinks Arum should have sorted out a way to set up a Mayweather clash instead of Bradley because it is a fight which everyone out there wants to see.

De La Hoya said “I swear to you when boxing is ready, I will bring you guys all the best fights boxing has to offer. In the mean time, we have to put up with Bob.”

The undefeated American prospect, Bradley, who holds a record of winning 28 of his 29 professional fights (1 no contest), including 12 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, was one of the four boxers who were chosen for Pacquiao. Along with him Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto and Lamont Peterson were in the list but the reason why Bradley has become the frontrunner is that Manuel is currently looking for a fight in his native city whereas Lamont Peterson will most probably fight Amir Khan, as a rematch has between the two has been ordered.

Miguel Cotto on the other hand doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao under the welterweight limit of 147 pounds.

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