Bob Arum on The Possibility of Miguel Cotto vs. Timothy Bradley

By Steve Kim

With former four division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33KOs) still looking for his next opponent, there has been some talk of former two-division beltholder Tim Bradley (33-2-1, 13KOs) being considered - and according to the head of Top Rank, Bob Arum, they have been contacted regarding this possibility.

Currently, Bradley - who's coming off his twelve round decision loss on April 9th to Manny Pacquiao - is coaching his son's high school football team as he takes a hiatus from the ring.

Cotto has been out of the ring since last November, when he dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.


But as Top Rank prepares for their November 5th pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, featuring Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas, Arum told

"Our plate's full right now, we can't do everything. We have people at Sportel (in Monaco) selling our foreign broadcasts. That's big, big money, that's very important. Todd (duBoef) and Carl (Moretti) are going to Ireland for the press conference for Mick Conlan. To talk about a Cotto-Bradley fight that's not some time till the spring next year, well after the Super Bowl...when the time comes we'll talk about it."

"In other words, certainly we're not going talk about it before November 5th. I'm left here alone in the United states, me and Fred(Sternburg) and Lee Samuels and I've got my work cut out for me. So I can't get involved in negotiations with Cotto and Roc Nation (Sports) and so forth and Bradley all he gives a damn about is coaching that football team."

Having said that, Arum is more than willing to negotiate the fight when the time is right.

"So after the football season and the Pacquiao fight, why couldn't we talk?,'' said Arum.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jjsmyth87 on 10-25-2016

[QUOTE=rrayvez;17148902]what the F are you even talking about? Where did I mention Haymon.. Or the word hater.. My post merely mentioned why is it that a company as established as top rank can't focus on 2 things at once? It's…

Comment by jjsmyth87 on 10-25-2016

[QUOTE=Verus;17148790]Arum know that negotiatons with Cotto and his people will be frustating and difficult. This "we don't care" attitude is part of the drill. I hope the fight gets made. Both are true warriors.[/QUOTE] Good point, roc nation has a…

Comment by jjsmyth87 on 10-25-2016

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;17147997]Either Bradley gets knocked out or outhustles Cotto to decision[/QUOTE] I highly doubt cotto can knock him out. Bradley has taken the hardest punches of some heavy hitters like pacquiao and provo and still always makes it to his feet.…

Comment by rrayvez on 10-25-2016

[QUOTE=TexasCowBoy;17148246]Ladies and gentlemen this right here is a typical haymonite or also known as a ghetto clown....their favorite word is "hater"...they think that word is their ace but they wouldn't know a hater if it hit them in the arse...look…

Comment by Verus on 10-25-2016

It is all about the money with Arum and the other promoters. I don't think that personal relations factor in very much with them.

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