Legendary promoter Bob Arum has declared that Timothy Bradley is now a “hot commodity” after he comprehensively beat Brandon Rios at the weekend.
Speaking to Boxingscene.com’s Rick Reeno, the 83-year-old founder and CEO of Top Rank said he’d already spoken to Oscar De La Hoya, who represents the Mexican box office star Canelo Alvarez. Arum also said “Desert Storm” Bradley was in the running to face Manny Pacquiao, but conceded that he was behind both Terence Crawford and Amir Khan.
“Bradley is certainly now a hot commodity, and he could face Pacquiao again, or face Canelo,” Arum said.
“Money [will decide which fight he’ll take] as far as Bradley is concerned.”
Speaking about a potential showdown with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez, who challenges WBC World Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto on 21 November live on BoxNation, Arum said he would not let the fight occur any heavier than a 155lbs catchweight.
Bradley has campaigned at super-lightweight and the 147lbs welterweight division for his entire 11-year career, while Canelo has recently competed at a 155lbs catchweight in his last three outings.
“I wouldn’t let him fight [Canelo] higher than 154, 155,” Arum added.
Check out highlights of Bradley's thumping win over Brandon Rios below: