By Lem Satterfield
Top Rank Promotions CEO, Bob Arum, agrees in part with Kevin Cunningham, the trainer and manager of WBC 140-pound champion Devon Alexander. Cunningham believes the winner of Alexander's upcoming unification with WBO king Timothy Bradley is going to be in position for the mega-fights, which includes a possible clash with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Alexander-Bradley happens on January 29 in Pontiac, Michigan.
"Absolutely [the winner would have merit]. Of course. That merits some consideration. It would of course depend a lot on how good the winner looked in the fight that they had with each other. But absolutely, assuming that they looked good, I would definitely consider either one of them for that fight," Arum said.
The problem with Alexander-Bradley, according to Arum, is the fight venue. Arum agrees with the insiders who felt the match should have been staged in St. Louis, where Alexander is a very big draw, or another location where the match would have received a much bigger buzz.
"Instead of putting it in a high-visibility location where they would draw a significant crowd, I think that they buried the fight by putting it Pontiac. In Pontiac, I don't think that that's a place where that fight is going to get a particularly large attendance or any attendance really at all. That's really unfortunate. I assume that Tim Bradley didn't want to fight in Devon Alexander's home town of St. Louis. But that's where the fight belonged," Arum said.
Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.