Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (37)
Top Headlines Bute: Alvarez Caught Me With a Good Punch, He Deserved To Win Should More Fighters Bet Their Purse? Saul Rodriguez: I'm Pretty Happy With My Performance Rodriguez KO's Narvaez: Antonio Vargas, Teofimo Lopez Win Canelo: Chavez Jr. Did Not Take Advantage of Being Chavez's Son Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts Terence Crawford Could Fight Granados Next Instead of Felix Diaz Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Official Weigh-In Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington - Official Weigh-In Harley Benn, Son Of Nigel, Wins His Pro Debut At York Hall De La Hoya: Canelo Fight is There - Golovkin Has To Accept Deal! Wilder Weighs in at 222 Pounds; Washington Weighs 239 Mairis Briedis vs. Marco Huck Lands on BoxNation Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte Could Be Possible, Says Eddie Hearn Dylan Price Inks Pact With Mayweather Promotions Gerald Washington: I Definitely Won My Fight Against Mansour! Frank Warren: Hughie Fury Has Signed Joseph Parker Deal Photos: Gavin McDonnell, Rey Vargas Ready For Title Battle Canelo Certain That His Right Thumb Injury No Longer An Issue Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado Set, April 22 In Liverpool Wilder Anxious To Test Repaired Right Hand on 'A Human Skull' Chavez Still Wants To Fight Golovkin; 'I Think I Can Beat Him' Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Get Opponents For April 22 Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement