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Timothy Bradley Does Not Want Third Fight With Manny Pacquiao, Targets Miguel Cotto Next

Dec 13, 2015 09:28 PM EST | By Rolly Gacelo
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Timothy Bradley prefers Miguel Cotto for next fight instead of Manny Pacquiao
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Timothy Bradley is among those who are being considered for Manny Pacquiao's next fight.

If ever the two camps come up with an agreement, they will slug it out for the third time on April next year.

Although Bradley has already said that he also entertains the idea of fighting the Filipino boxer again, he admits that is not what exactly he is planning. There is another high profile fighter he wants to fight.

"I've faced Pacquiao twice and if I do it a third time it would be a fight of reckoning if anything else. It's the only way I could describe it," Bradley said according to El Vocero. "However, Miguel Cotto will be something new. I have never before faced a fighter who's that big and strong."

Bradley, who got split results in two fights against Manny Pacquiao, calls Cotto "the best" and "class."

"Cotto has always faced the best," he said. "He's been in there with everyone. So to get a fight with a fighter like him, with so much class and shown such greatness, inside and outside the ring, it would be great. I've always said that greatness is measured by the amount of risk you take."

Among the frontrunners to become the man on the other corner of Manny Pacquiao's next fight are Terrence Crawford, Bradley, and Amir Khan.

The WBO welterweight champion's name entered the discussion after Pacman's trainer Freddie Roach said he wants to teach Bradley's coach a lesson.

"This guy waits for the camera to get on him ... some of the fans really enjoy that [stuff]," Roach said as per report by Los Angeles Times. "He thinks his fighter can beat my fighter because of him. I'd like to show him he can't."

The name for Manny Pacquiao's next fight is supposed to be announced last Friday but Top Rank delayed it because Pacman is yet to finalize his choice.

"I was asked to tell you on Bob's (Arum) behalf that, unfortunately, Top Rank will not have an announcement on truTV as originally planned as Manny is not ready to make a decision on his opponent yet," said Fred Sternburg, spokesman to Top Rank CEO and Pacman's promoter Bob Arum, as reported by ESPN.

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