Tim Bradley Eyes Ring Return, Wants Biggest Name Possible

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley is looking for the biggest name possible when he returns to the ring later this year.

Bradley was in action last month, when he was dropped twice and lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Manny Pacquiao in their trilogy showdown from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Since that defeat, Bradley has been rather quiet. Pacquiao retired from boxing after that bout and is now a senator in the Phillipines.

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Bradley is not looking for any tuneups in the fall. He wants a big name and there are plenty of them in the welterweight division.

"You gotta go big-time, man. It’s about the big fighters. Like I said, it’s all about legacy. I want to fight the big fish,” Bradley said on The Koy Pond podcast.

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook had tried to secure Bradley for a fight in the summer, but his team was advised by Top Rank that Bradley would not be available at that time.

Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KOs) also denied reports that his wife and manager, Monica, is the point-person when it comes to making a decision on retiring from the ring.

“Ultimately, I think it boils down to me all the time, man,” Bradley responded. “You know, my wife, even though she would put her two cents in, ultimately I have to be comfortable and content with my career. Cause it’s my career, it’s not hers — it’s mine.”

“At the end of the day, when I’m content, when I’m happy, then I’ll hang up the gloves. She won’t make that decision for me. My wife would never dare to make a decision like that for me. She’d never want me to have any kind of remorse or any kind of regret or any kind of resentment towards her if something happened or something didn’t go right or she put my career to a hold, or stopped my career. She doesn’t want to have that.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-15-2016

[QUOTE=No Diggity;16705496]Hmm.. I have a feeling Bradley vs. Cotto at 154 will go down. It would be a big fight for both, especially coming off loses. Add some undercard, it could be a PPV for a lower price.[/QUOTE] That's the…

Comment by Baltimore on 05-15-2016

If I had to guess I'd say he wants a Cotto fight. I'd be cool with it. Tim has a lot of good potential fights he can make. Unfortunately politics will probably prevent a lot of them from happening.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 05-15-2016

Bradley has a lot of options... khan brook vargas 2 ruslan 2 maidana cash out at 155 vs canelo Bradley is in a great position because he is a well known name, and isn't that dangerous of a puncher to…

Comment by jvsnypes on 05-15-2016

The best fight for Tim would be a fight with Danny Garcia. Its a fight that would be exciting, and I think its a fight Tim can win for the WBC belt. Floyd loves that belt and a win for…

Comment by nacho daddy on 05-15-2016

[QUOTE=richardt;16705507]Gotta love Bradley. This guy has fought everyone from 140-147 and keeps on going, going, going. Look forward to many more from him. He is trouble for anyone in the division.[/QUOTE] yes you cant question tims heart and fighting spirit.…

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