Recently I had the pleasure of talking to former world heavyweight champion, Chris Byrd. A number of topics were discussed which included, the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch, the possibility of a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather match up, Manny Pacquiao’s tax issues. Also discussed in the interview was the decline in the American heavyweight stocks, the Klitschko’s, Alex Leapai, Lucas Browne and much more. Tune in and listen to what Chris Byrd had to say.
Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch.
Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather saga.
Manny Pacquiao’s tax problems.
The reasons behind American heavyweight decline.
Alex Leapai and Lucas Browne.
“The joy from just being in the ring with both of the Klitschko’s, having a victory over one, definitely a highlight in my career.”
“To beat a Klitschko you have to be on top of your game and know how to counteract different styles.”
“Boxing is a hard sport, not only in the ring but also in the training. Your dedication has to be there, I think that big guys do not want to dedicate themselves to becoming really good champions.”
“Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley are both under pressure in this fight.”
“Pacquiao gets knocked out by Marquez, comes back beats Rios, everybody thinks Pacquiao won the first Bradley fight, so there is not as much pressure on him.”
“Everybody thinks that Timothy Bradley lost the first fight, so what’s Bradley going to do different, how is Bradley going to prove he can beat Pacquiao legitimately?”
“Timothy Bradley is going to change up some things to prove that he is the better guy and get a convincing win.”
“Manny Pacquiao still wants to prove he’s the guy, Timothy Bradley wants to prove he belongs, I think the next fight should be with Floyd Mayweather.”
“Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao would be a great fight for boxing, I know that much.”
“Wladamir Klitschko is being a gentleman by giving everyone a shot at the title.”
“You might end up with belts going back and forth, guys are so hungry because they don’t have to face a Klitschko, they think, ‘hey I can really win that title.’”
It was a pleasure talking with former heavyweight champion, Chris Byrd. I wish him all the success in the future.