MANILA, Philippines – Timothy Bradley hopes his injuries will heal in time for a rematch against Manny Pacquiao.
The newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion suffered injuries on both of his feet during his 12-round title clash against Pacquiao.
"I hope I will be ready but I take it day by day. I eat right and I think that I will be ready but it’s still questionable right now," Bradley said in Boxing Scene.
The American boxer said he endured a sprain in his right foot while trading punches with Pacquiao.
"Almost anyone with a sprain like that would quit [the fight]. My left one is worse. I have a splint on it and I am going to get a cast put on Monday," he said.
Despite being dominated by Pacquiao, Bradley was able to run away with a split-decision win.
Two of the judges scored 115-113 for the American fighter, while the other judge favored Pacquiao, 115-113.
But various sectors questioned the results, while others, including boxing promoter Bob Arum, called for an investigation.
"If he does want it (a rematch) I am all for it. If he wants to fight Floyd instead that is fine. At the end of the day I am 29-0 and have a win over Manny Pacquiao and nobody can take that away from me," Bradley said.