Bradley: I'll Fight Any of Them - Thurman, Porter, Khan, Cotto

By Ryan Burton

Former two-division champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley (33-2-1, 13KOs) has been out of the ring since his April decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in their rubber match.  After dropping a controversial decision in their first encounter, Pacquiao won the second and third installments of their trilogy.

While there was talk of him returning late in the year, Bradley decided to coach his son's youth football team and return to the ring early in 2017.

As for potential opponents, there are several options that should be available for first quarter fight in the new year.  Bradley could decide to stay in the welterweight division - and with his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank now doing business with Al Haymon - there are several attractive opponents in the division. 

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Bradley has also mentioned that he is interested in facing former four division world champion Miguel Cotto at a catchweight. Cotto, who last fought in November 2015 when he lost a decision to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, is looking for a comeback opponent for the first quarter of 2017.

"I will fight any of them guys. I don't really have a particular pick or order. I know that Shawn Porter wants to fight me. I know Keith Thurman wants to fight me. (Amir) Khan wants to fight me. I don't shy away from nobody. I know that all these guys want to fight me. We just gotta see what materializes and what we are going to do. The Cotto fight does interest me too," said Bradley.

Even with Danny Garcia and Thurman currently scheduled to collide on March 4th there are still several potential opponents in Haymon's deep welterweight stable such as Porter, Khan, Andre Berto, Errol Spence and others.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by G G G on 11-15-2016

You sure it aint Wilder, Eat-all-treats Fatley!?

Comment by JoeMan on 11-15-2016

If the cold war between Haymon and Arum is truly over, most realistic fight at this moment is Porter vs Bradley as both fighters are available.

Comment by incredible_22 on 11-15-2016

[QUOTE=Kigali;17186288]What title does Timmy have?? Povodnikov the killer lost to Algeri....Spence damn near killed him.[/QUOTE] Algieri won the fight with Provodnikov but its not like he blitzed him. This is also the Ruslan no one really knew about until after…

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 11-11-2016

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;17186217]Lol ummm, yeah[/QUOTE] Yes an old Bradley (who has never had much power to begin with) fighting against a younger, faster opponent who is a lot taller and has a bigger reach. Maybe you haven't noticed but Khan does pretty…

Comment by baya on 11-11-2016

trying not to seem desperate as he leaves cotto for last, i see you tim.

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