Bradley: Keep Pacquiao Away from Spence, Porter & Crawford

Timothy Bradley Has Strong Advice for Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley
Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley

Timothy Bradley Has Strong Advice for Pacquiao

The welterweight division historically has been one of the most consistently exciting divisions to watch. Even now, the excitement of blockbuster mega fights continue to grow in the minds of the fans.

However, along side the recent young movement inside the division, there remains one elder statesman that is still going like a Timex watch, WBA Super welterweight champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39ko). The 40-year-old fighter from the Philippines pulls double duty as both, a boxer and Senator.


The aforementioned fighter continues to defy father time, defeating Keith “One Time” Thurman back in July. He displayed flashes of the young whirlwind fighter that amazed everyone in the earlier part of his career. However, when you look ahead at some of the sharks that are champions, the waters get extremely deep and very dangerous.

Unified champion Errol Spence Jr and WBO champion Terrence Crawford have made it publicly known they would welcome fighting the future Hall of Famer. Furthermore, there are solid challengers that can be dangerous also. Guys like former world champions Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia and both Yordenis Ugas and Jamal James are interesting fights also.


Former two divisional champion Timothy Bradley expresses a word of caution to his former stablemate. Bradley answered questions with the press following the crowd-pleasing fight that crowned a unified light heavyweight champion, when Artur Beterbiev systematically broke down Oleksandr Gvozdyk on October 18. When asked whats a good fight for the WBA champion, he was not short for answers.

“Any of those top welterweights is a good match-up for him.”

“Porter is a great match-up for him, Spence is a great match up for him.”

“Personally, if I had Manny Pacquiao, I would keep him away from those guys. I would keep away from a guy like Errol Spence, definitely.”

“I would keep him away from Shawn Porter as well, those two guys.”

The former two-division champion elaborated even more, adding Crawford to the list.

“I would keep him away from Terence Crawford, all those top guys.”

“Put it this way, he can fight but his fights have to be calculated.”

These are very strong words from the man nicknamed Desert Storm, and its something he has given a lot of thought.

While the boxing community waits to see who the WBA “Super” champion will choose to fight next, there have been rumors of several names as being considered, but nothing official has been announced.

Whoever gets the call to fight the WBA champion, it will undoubtedly be an opportunity of a life time.

By: Garrisson Bland

Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."