American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. may have put himself out of the running for a fight against superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the future, but this does not concern the WBO welterweight champion.
Bradley, who is fighting Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao on April 12, signed a contract extension with Top Rank, which all but erases the possibility of him fighting Mayweather, who deals exclusively with rival Golden Boy Promotions.
Bradley told Fight Hype that he has no regrets signing the deal with Top Rank, pointing out that there is no guarantee that he will ever get to fight Mayweather anyway.
“There are no guarantees that if I’m not with Top Rank, I will get a fight with Floyd Mayweather. There’s no guarantee, you know what I’m saying?” he said. “There’s really no guarantee that will fight Mayweather.”
“If Mayweather wants to fight me, Mayweather will fight me,” he added. “There’s just no ifs, ands, or buts about it.”
Bradley insisted that he is more concerned about the direction of his own career and would rather not worry about fighting Mayweather.
“I’m in control of my own destiny, and he’s in control of his own destiny. If our paths are to cross, and he wanna get in my line, then hey, that’s fine. He has the right,” said Bradley.
“Right now, I’m just thinking about myself, my career, and thinking about what’s best for me. And whether I fight Mayweather or not, if he leaves the game without me fighting him, then see you later, Mayweather,” he added.
“You did a great job for the sport, a great job for yourself, and here comes the new. I’m doing all right. I’m doing fine.”