Bradley ready to face Pacquiao or Khan
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has branded his promoter Bob Arum a ‘liar’ and laid down the gauntlet to Brit rival Amir Khan who he says he’ll happily face if his rematch with Manny Pacquiao fails to materialise.
Bradley dismissed claims by the Top Rank boss that he had admitted losing to Pacquiao moments before the judges’ scorecards were read out giving him a controversial split-decision victory.
‘I told Bob I did the best I can. I got injured. That was it. That's all I said to Bob. I didn't say, 'Bob, I couldn't beat that guy.' I would never say that, because I thought I won the fight,’ Bradley told the Desert Sun.
‘I never told Bob that at all, he's a liar and I will tell him that to his face. Bob's going to say that because that's his cash cow. The fact he lost to me, that is hard on him. That's hard on everyone.
‘I have nothing but love for Top Rank. I have nothing but love for the people. This is a business and some things are said and taken out of context. It is what it is. When I see him, we'll settle this. I'm a big man, I'll talk to him.’
The undefeated fighter went on to reveal that he would like to silence the doubters in a rematch or failing that take on longtime rival Amir Khan in his next outing.
‘I think the rematch should happen. I think the fight was really close, it could have gone either way,’ said Bradley. ‘If he wants to do the rematch, why not? All this would be taken away.
'Let's do the rematch and settle it once and for all. I just want the big fights. If Khan is the big fight and we can make it happen, why not? Let's do it.’