Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/10/13
It is unusual in sports for the winning party to feel as though they have anything to avenge. But after Tim Bradley won a controversial decision over Manny Pacquiao on June 9, 2012, there was a feeling Bradley should fight the Filipino superstar again. The opportunity was there, but Bradley, an undefeated 30-year-old California native, chose a different route and decided to defend his WBO welterweight title against Juan Manuel Marquez, another one of the sport's pound-for-pound best and the man who knocked Pacquiao out two months after his loss to Bradley on Dec. 8, 2012. It was the fourth time Marquez fought Pacquiao. (Pacquiao won two straight disputed decisions after the two fought to a draw in their first meeting in May 2004.) With the fight now just days away (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET on HBO PPV), a win over Marquez would do just as much, if not more, for Bradley's reputation than a rematch with Pacquiao would have provided. "I feel he's had his time and now it's my time, so I wa...
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