Bradley Eyes Early 2013 Return, Picks Pacquiao To Win

By Ryan Burton recently caught up with WBO welterweight champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley (29-0) who has been inactive since his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao this past June.

The Southern California native missed out on a rematch with Pacquiao when the Filipino elected to face Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time instead.  He was then offered a fight against IBF junior welterweight champ Lamont Peterson in December but elected to sit the year out in hopes of landing a bigger fight in early 2013.

"I'm training now, just getting ready for whoever, whenever bro.  Hopefully I will be back in January or February. 2013 is going to be my year," Bradley told

After his early 2013 fight, Bradley hopes to face the Pacquiao-Marquez winner.  I asked Bradley who he thought would win their December 8th pay-per-view fight which takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

"I think it will be close but I have Pac by decision," Bradley explained.

The 29 year-old fighter finished our conversation with a message for the fans.

"I'm looking forward to fighting the very best for the fans and for boxing in 2013."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by head movement on 11-01-2012

I'd like to see him face the Berto-Guerrero winner

Comment by Body Movin' on 11-01-2012

it's clear that pac fans have never seen a bradley fight other than the pac one. how can this guy of all people be boring? all offense, windmill punches, battering ram style for 12 rounds when he's 100% tip top.…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 11-01-2012

No one is good enough to fight the great Bradley and his amazing body :lol1:

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=>tfw no gf;12656924]i didn't even have to read your entire post before noticing you're a huge bradley hugger, which is fine. bradley sold his soul when he joined top rank, he robbed pacquiao and now he needs to rebound, fast.…

Comment by >tfw no gf on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12656916]Listen son,if you don't know anything about the convo we are having you should stay out of it...But since ya asked I'll humor you(until you show you are incapable of comprehending)... Why would Bradley fight just any ol body??There is…

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