QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 25 2013, 09:47 AM)
Really?? It's not wrong at all, pac was a popular fighter before this whole Floyd thing happened. It's no coincidence he calls out Floyd before every single one of his fights.. I'm a bigger fan of boxing than I am of either Floyd or pac but Bradley seems like one of the few genuine guys in the industry, but he isn't gonna get paid by being genuine. He needs to turn up his fucking mouth and get some $$$ because like Floyd hes getting disrespected and all he's ever done is win and work hard.
There was serious, SERIOUS demand for Manny-Floyd and that demand came from the fact that Manny was so dominant against so many legitimate fighters. The demand just isn't there for Bradley-Mayweather and Bradley running his mouth won't do much to change that. Manny was wildly popular before the Oscar fight, but after he crushed Oscar and iced Hatton the MP hype really got turned up. Bradley isn't close to that level of hype.
A rematch with Pac is a must for him to get close to that level. He needs to fight and beat Pac pretty convincingly. The VAST majority of reasonable boxing fans know that he lost the first fight, so he needs to win the 2nd fight pretty convincingly.
Bradley is in a tough situation if he doesn't want to fight Pac because the options after him in the TR stable are slim. A rematch with Prov would be a massive mistake. Alvarado is busted and obviously a rematch with JMM isn't in play. A Rios win over Pac would be Bradley's best bet IF he doesn't want to fight Pac, but I can't imagine any other fight for Bradley at this point than Pac.
Hopefully Bradley's contract with TR is up in a year or so. He can get the 1 fight with Pac out of the way, fight a second fight with someone under TR, then move on to GBP for fights against Garcia/Khan/Lucas/Mayweather/Canelo.