Bradley Sets Sights on Holt-Hopkins Winner and Pacquiao

TOTOWA, NJ (December 9, 2008) – Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY will be in Atlantic City this weekend to scout out his next opponent. Bradley will be ringside watching World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Kendall Holt defend his title against undefeated contender Demetrius Hopkins this Saturday night. The fight will be televised live on SHOWTIME from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall..

“I want fights. LOTS of fights,” said Bradley who will make his next title defense in the first quarter of 2009 against the winner of the Holt-Hopkins rumble. “I have a lot of respect for Holt and Hopkins which is why I’m getting an up-close-and-personal look at both men from a ringside seat. I think an even better fight would be for the winner of our fight to defend the title against Manny Pacquiao."

"Bob Arum and I have discussed making a 140-pound mini tournament to determine the best fighter in the division," said Gary Shaw, Bradley's co-promoter. "If Manny wants to go down to 140 pounds, Bob and I think the best opponent would be the legitimate world champion of the division -- the winner of a battle between WBC and WBO champions. It would be the division's most meaningful fight Let’s see how Manny does when he takes on someone under 30.”

Bradley, 25, from Palm Springs, Calif., captured the WBC super lightweight title in May, scoring a 12-round split decision victory over defending champion Junior Witter. It was a close and exciting fight highlighted by Bradley’s knockdown of Witter in the sixth round. Bradley (23-0, 11 KOs), successfully defended his title in September, winning a lopsided unanimous decision over Edner Cherry. He is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Article posted on 09.12.2008

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