TIMOTHY Bradley believes this is his time and no way can Manny Pacquiao beat him and regain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.
The unbeaten champion, gracing a conference call from California where he was joined by trainer Joel Diaz and Top Rank Promotions’ big boss Bob Arum, said beating three world champions consecutively in the last two years is proof he’s just beginning to reach his peak.
After his controversial split decision over Pacquiao, Bradley went on and waged war with vicious Ruslan Provodnikov, whom he outpointed by unanimous decision, before dealing Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez a split decision loss in his last fight in 2013.
“I think everybody has seen me grow the last two years and they see how confident I am and my ability,” said Bradley, owner of a 31-0 record with 12 KOs.
“I fought different styles and I was able to come out victorious, so a lot of people are definitely getting behind me right now. They feel Pacquiao is declining and this is my time.”
Diaz completely agreed with his 30-year-old ward from Palm Springs, California.
“Bradley has gained a lot of confidence, he is in the prime of his game right now,” he said.
And the American being at the prime of his career now, he said he’s going to beat Pacquiao decisively this time unlike in their first meeting.
Bradley admitted not being given credit by many boxing fans in his win against the Filipino boxing great in light of the controversy surrounding the judges’ decision.
But he vowed not to worry about the judges this time and just do his job of inflicting damage on the eight-time world champion.
“I am going to beat him decisively this time. No questions asked,” said the fighter known as the `Dessert Storm.’
“I want it to be to a point where nobody can say, 'Who you got?’ No, I want everyone to be able to say, `Bradley won the fight.’ That’s it. `Bradley clearly, handily, won the fight.’