Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley Taunted by Floyd Mayweather

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley were both called “amateurs” by Floyd Mayweather this week ahead of Mayweather’s fight with Marcos Maidana on Saturday night

“Yes, actually I did watch the fight. You know, I haven’t seen Pacquiao fight in years. I’ve seen highlights,” Mayweather told ESPN. “I haven’t seen Pacquiao since before [he knocked out] Miguel Cotto [in 2009]. I thought that he deserved congratulations. He’s the better man, but as far as Bradley, whoever he’s working out with, they have to make a lot of changes because he’s lifting too many weights. I think he’s more worried about how he looks wh en he get on the scale instead of how he performs inside that ring.” 

Mayweather was referring to Pacquiao and Bradley’s fight last month in Las Vegas, where Pacquiao took a victory via a unanimous decision.

He added: “I thought that Bradley went out there and fought his heart out, but I think he was pulling a lot of shots like an amateur. I think he was making a lot of mistakes and he was very fatigued early on. I think that he was making a lot of mistakes, falling off balance and fighting like an amateur. I think both fighters fought like amateurs.

“I thought Pacquiao fought like an amateur also, and I wasn’t pleased with his performance, but he got the victory the best way he knows how, but I wasn’t pleased with his performance and I’m seeing something totally different in Pacquiao.”

Mayweather also said that he is mulling retirement.

“I’m contemplating everyday getting out the sport now,” Mayweather said. “I’m very, very comfortable. It’s not really hard for me to get up when I get to the boxing gym, it’s just getting to the gym. I go into my garages and think, do I want to drive you, you, you or you.

“[But the motivation] is fighting for legacy because when you mention boxing all I want you to mention is Floyd Mayweather. That’s what I’m here to do. When my career is over I don’t want you talking about nobody else.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.