Arum: MSG No Longer Option for Tim Bradley 12/15 Fight

By Ryan Maquiñana

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed Friday afternoon that the proposed Dec. 15 date for welterweight titlist Tim Bradley will no longer take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Theater.

“We tried to make the fight there initially, but it turns out it’s already booked for another show, so we’re looking at other places now,” said Arum, who did not specify any backup venues as of yet.

Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin said on Thursday that he had been presented with three approved foes, one of whom was 140-pound contender Ruslan Provodnikov.

Another option presented, Zab Judah, was turned down by HBO. A rematch with junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson is also possible - if Peterson clears up his troubles with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for  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, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 09-15-2012

[QUOTE=overcomer0620;12515448]Ricky hatton vs timothy bradley will be a good fight[/QUOTE] Arum should... it'll make him the money he wants

Comment by overcomer0620 on 09-15-2012

Ricky hatton vs timothy bradley will be a good fight

Comment by ddangerous on 09-15-2012

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;12514583]My back garden is available for Bradley's next fight[/QUOTE] :rofl: at the second quote in your sig. Hilarious.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 09-15-2012

My back garden is available for Bradley's next fight

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 09-15-2012

[QUOTE=Ray*;12513901]So what has a Pacquiao win done so far for Timmey?[/QUOTE] Made him that much more rich and got him exposure(good or bad he is far more known then before he fought Pac)...I was in the barber shop and people…

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