Timothy Bradley rejects Roach’s offer to be Pacquiao sparring partner

By NowBoxing Staff

Famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach wanted to have 140 pound undefeated champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley as one of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s key sparring partners for his upcoming fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. but Bradley rejected the offer because he considers Manny Pacquiao a possible future opponent for him.

Bradley told Maxboxing’s Steve Kim, “”I’ll talk it over with my team. Personally, if Manny decides to retire or something, of course, but I don’t really want to give Manny a look at me if I’m going to end up fighting him one day.” Bradley continued “Ricky Hatton tried to get me over to his camp one time and it just didn’t happen because I’m not a sparring partner for anybody. I’m a world champion.”

Bradly later said he was flattered by the invitation from Roach to spar with Manny Pacquiao but insisted that he is no sparring partner for anybody.

Timothy Bradley currently holds the WBO junior welterweight title and is widely considered to be the man to beat at 140 pounds.

Bradley is apart of  the talent rich junior welterweight division and could land the big money fights against Amir Khan, Ricky Hatton or Juan Manuel Marquez in 2010.

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