LAS VEGAS -- Last month, Timothy Bradley told Yahoo Sports that he injured his feet during his first bout with Manny Pacquiao because he did not wear socks.
Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach mocked Bradley about it and laughed when he heard Bradley said he did it because former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once went without socks.
"How stupid is that, to think that Tyson didn't wear socks when he fought?" Roach asked Yahoo Sports. "I trained Tyson and I know. He wore socks. He wore the low-cut kind and you couldn't see them inside his shoes, but he had them on. What's this guy thinking?"
Pacquiao laughed at questions about Bradley's lack of socks. But in his first fight with Juan Manuel Marquez in 2004, Pacquiao complained about the socks he wore that night.
In a blog he wrote for Top Rank after the draw with Marquez in Las Vegas, Pacquiao said the socks he wore were far too thin that they caused him blisters.
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