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Bradley, Arum: A Pacquiao Fight Was Never Promised

By Robert Morales

When Timothy Bradley became a free agent at the end of June, there were bound to be high-profile promoters after the junior welterweight champion from PalmSprings. A few days ago, Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc. corralled Bradley at a news conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel formally announcing the union.

"I just want to get my name out there," said Bradley, who will make his Top Rank debut when he defends his championship against Joel Casamayor on Nov. 12 on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez welterweight title fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Like when I walk down the street people will soon recognize me, say hello, take a picture. This isn't happening now, even in my hometown, but I hope being with Top Rank will help."

Bradley, 28, had been promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.

When Arum signed Bradley, one had to wonder if that meant Bradley was a shoo-in for an eventual shot at Pacquiao. Arum loves being the only promoter when the money-making Pacquiao fights.

"I was never promised a fight with Pacquiao, but I am with the company now and I am available for a fight like that," Bradley said.

He might get it, but no promises, Arum said.

"When we signed Timothy we made it clear it was not just to get in line for a Pacquiao fight because that is not how it works," Arum said. "After Nov. 12, we will speak to Manny about his next fight.

"There is a process we go through with Manny before the next opponent is announced. Tim is very bright, a real family man and he understands all of this."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nonitard on 10-10-2011

only problem with Bradley is that he's not a thug nor does he KO guys. If he had a thuggish out of control, anti-social personality he could market himself that way. Guys like him and Ward will never be main…

Comment by Best in Boxing on 10-10-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;11267479]bradley has to earn a fight against Pac. Just like floyd has to earn a fight against Pac and losing 3 outta 4 rounds against Ortiz aint gonna cut it.[/QUOTE] You musta been watching with those Pac-goggles on ....... :puke::puke::puke:

Comment by Simply Zyzz on 10-09-2011

no one cares for bradley and he cant fill a ballroom in his own hometowm of palm springs, good luck trying to promote that alien head crack head, he wont sell

Comment by MJ406 on 10-09-2011

looking back on it, I actually enjoyed Bradley-Peterson .... even though Peterson was getting outclassed, he still came forward and made it an interesting fight. But Peterson kinda has the same problem as Bradley, in being talented but not exactly…

Comment by JCairo on 10-08-2011

[QUOTE=Hisoka_;11267246]So do they plan to build Bradley up?[/QUOTE] how? put him in the fights he was supposed to be in! but we all know arum is prob gona have him fight nothing but top rank fighters. he'll prob fight mike…

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