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Bradley: I Have To Beat Khan To Get Pacquiao, Floyd

By Robert Morales

WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley's dream is to fight the best in the world, meaning the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. But Bradley is not like a lot of fighters, who believe they deserve megafights before they've earned them.

"I do want Amir Khan, I do want Mayweather, and Pacquiao," said Bradley, the 27-year-old from Palm Springs. "In order to get to these guys (Mayweather and Pacquiao), I would have to fight Amir Khan first in order to be mentioned in the same breath with a Mayweather or a Pacquiao."

Before Bradley can entertain thoughts of fighting fellow champion Khan, he must get past another world champion - Devon Alexander - on Jan. 29 at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. (on HBO).

"There is a lot of added pressure due to the fact this fight could put me on the brink of greatness," Bradley said. "I have worked very hard to get to this position and now it's time to put up or shut up. I want to show the world what I'm capable of doing."

All this gazing into the crystal ball won't mean a thing if Bradley doesn't get past Alexander. That won't be easy. Alexander, 23, is 21-0 with 13knockouts, 3-0 with two knockouts in world title fights. He could be Bradley's most stern test to date.

"This could possibly be my toughest fight, due to the fact that Devon Alexander, he is extremely talented," Bradley said. "And the fact that he is young and he's a hungry opponent. He has speed and youth and skill and he is a lefty. He has a lot of great traits."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 01-09-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;9929241]c'mon man. that marg fight was a farce. you and I know it. that 154 lbs championship they were fighting for is garbage. last I checked clottey and mosley can make 147 lbs, whereas martinez says he can barely make…

Comment by Pullcounter on 01-09-2011

[quote=romebyko;9929056]But Pac is not to small for Margarito??Or Clottey??Or even Mosley??Pull come-on if Pac is gonna win tittles in these div he should at least fight some real champs at the weight..I love Pac but lets be real he avoided…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 01-09-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;9928463]c'mon man, pac is too small for martinez.[/QUOTE] But Pac is not to small for Margarito??Or Clottey??Or even Mosley??Pull come-on if Pac is gonna win tittles in these div he should at least fight some real champs at the weight..I…

Comment by FloydTBE on 01-08-2011

[QUOTE=Rolaz;9928646]Since these fight between Bradley vs Alexander is not only the Battle of Champions but, also of that Undefeated Boxer! I kinda expect that hte winner will unify the Jr Welterweight Division then fight the other Champs at 147lbs. Hopefully,…

Comment by Rolaz on 01-08-2011

Since these fight between Bradley vs Alexander is not only the Battle of Champions but, also of that Undefeated Boxer! I kinda expect that hte winner will unify the Jr Welterweight Division then fight the other Champs at 147lbs. Hopefully,…

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