Tim Bradley is Still Very Interested in Facing Miguel Cotto

By Ryan Burton

Former two-division champion Tim Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KOs) was at a press conference this past Friday to support super lightweight prospect Edgar Martinez, who is managed by Bradley's wife Monica.

Bradley has been inactive for nearly a year since his April 2016 points loss to Manny Pacquiao in their rubbermatch.

It was Bradley's second fight with new trainer Teddy Atlas.


There has been a lot of speculation on who Bradley will face next. There were rumors of a potential showdown against former four-division champion Miguel Cotto  (40-5, 33 KOs) late last year, but an actual fight hasn't came to fruition.

Bradley has remained very patient as he waits for the right fight.

"I am interested in any fight that makes sense. That is a fight that makes sense. A Cotto fight would be big but at the end of the day I say, 'yeah' but it's not up to me," he explained.

Cotto last fought in November 2015 when he lost an unanimous decision to Canelo Alvarez. He was scheduled to return to the ring last month as part of an HBO Pay-Per-View headliner in Texas, but his set opponent James Kirkland pulled out of the fight with an injury which canceled the whole event.

Cotto is looking to return in the coming months, with his team actively searching for a new opponent who is worthy enough for HBO to approve.

Bradley for the record, is still very interested in facing Cotto and has previously stated that he would be willing to meet the Puerto Rican at a catchweight between 147 and 154 pounds.

"I think it would be fun. I  think it is a fight the fans wouldn't mind watching. 'Cotto if you are looking for a dance partner, holla baby. Let's go,'" Bradley stated.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 03-07-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17483806]I would say 500K if TR and Roc Nation could produce a solid co-feature, but I doubt it. Too bad Verdejo looked shaky! Verdejo vs. Beltran would've been a nice co-feature![/QUOTE] cotto-maravilla was a much bigger fight and couldnt reach…

Comment by Strategic1 on 03-07-2017

I prefer cotto-bradley over cotto-jmm...for sure.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 03-07-2017

[QUOTE=icha;17483177]too much money involved for floyd-pac, cotto-bradley is a good fight but i dont really see this above 300k ppvs...[/QUOTE]I would say 500K if TR and Roc Nation could produce a solid co-feature, but I doubt it. Too bad Verdejo…

Comment by BM dnobagaV on 03-07-2017

I'd favour Cotto very slightly because of Roach in his corner. Truly, depends on Bradley's motivation. I promise you if a Vargas rematch gets made I am off this forum for a year. Wretched.

Comment by Da Boxer on 03-07-2017

Miguel stops Desert Storm under 8rds. Tim will get wild, and King Cotto will stop him.

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