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Dunkin: Tim Bradley Returns Dec. 15 at MSG Theater

By Ryan Maquiñana

Boxingscene.com was advised Thursday night that welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley will return to the ring on Dec. 15 at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City, according to the fighter’s manager, Cameron Dunkin.

Dunkin was presented with three potential foes to choose from, with one of them being Russian Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs), a 140-pound contender coming off a second-round stoppage of Jose Reynoso in June.  The other two opponents have not yet been identified. Dunkin met with Top Rank officials on Friday regarding the matter.

Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) is three months removed from his stunning yet controversial upset of Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) where the resident of Palm Springs, Calif., suffered ligament damage in both feet.

However, instead of pursuing a rematch, Pacquiao has reportedly opted for a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Now Bradley will defend his new belt one week after Pacquiao-Marquez IV.

"My thoughts on the whole selection process was that I didn't like the whole waiting around and the whole running around thing that Pacquiao did,” Bradley told Lem Satterfield of Ring Magazine.  “So, we all know that Manny's truly afraid to fight me again.”

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by danceswithfire on 09-14-2012

[QUOTE=Khmelnytsky;12511572]Definitely not Matthysse, Roberto Guerrero? [B]I didn't see his fight against Aydin but iv never been super impressed with him. [/B]I would rather see Dennis Shafikov get a oppertunity like this but Ruslan deserves one, he won't be a easy…

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-14-2012

Bradley will box the ears off the Russian, he's a wide open, face 1st type guy...still good match 4 the old Felt Forum...

Comment by THE DESTROYER on 09-14-2012

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 09-14-2012

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;12511547]You think this Russian is a better fighter than Matthysee or Guerrero? Bradley wont get any respect fighting people he will obviously beat.[/QUOTE] Definitely not Matthysse, Roberto Guerrero? I didn't see his fight against Aydin but iv never been…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 09-14-2012

[QUOTE=Khmelnytsky;12511536]Ruslan has a solid chin and Bradley's feather fists certainly won't do anything. There will be lots of action and maybe Ruslan hurts him to the body. It will be a fun watch.[/QUOTE] You think this Russian is a better…

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