Jeff Mayweather, the uncle and ex-trainer of former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., does not believe Timothy Bradley has a chance of winning against Manny Pacquiao if the pair meets for the third time.

In an interview with, Mayweather mentioned Bradley’s fight against Brandon Rios saying the win was a fluke considering Rios has been into “too many wars” and that Rios was past his prime during the fight with Bradley.

“No, I don’t think so. I thought he got beat both times, he got beat fairly easy both times. I don’t think that Teddy Atlas — or anyone else — can help him win. He may do a little better but at the end of the day, Tim’s been in a lot of wars since the last time they fought. He may have more wear and tear on him than Pacquiao does,” Mayweather said in the article when asked about the probable Pacquiao versus Bradley third fight in 2016.

“The one thing is this, for some reason they want to make Freddie Roach greater than what he is, just like when [Miguel] Cotto beat [Sergio] Martinez — who had one leg — next thing they want to do is give Freddie all the praise. Freddie Roach didn’t do nothing. Sergio Martinez couldn’t stand up, he fell on his own. That’s the same thing with Bradley, Rios is finished. He’s a guy that’s been in too many wars and was killing himself making that weight. Rios even said it himself, he said it was time for him to quit. Rios is young but he’s been in so many wars that even he realizes that.”

Mayweather is referring to Bradley’s new trainer, Teddy Atlas, who has been lauded for the American’s great performance when he knocked out Rios in the 9th round of their fight last Nov. 7 to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.

Cotto defeated Martinez in June 2014 and his trainer, Freddie Roach, was also commended for getting the best out of then 33-year-old Cotto, who suffered losses in previous years to the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout.

Pacquiao is set to return to the ring after suffering from a shoulder injury during the training camp for his fight against Mayweather last May. No official announcement has been made from the Pacquiao camp with regards to the opponent but the bout is likely to be held April 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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