Bradley can fight Golden Boy boxers: De La Hoya
MANILA, Philippines – New World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. has a lot of options even if his rematch with Filipino fight king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will not push through this year.
This is according to Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya.
Bradley fights under the banner of Top Rank Promotions, Golden Boy’s chief rival, but De La Hoya is willing to let his boxers fight the unbeaten American.
Speaking with My Desert, De La Hoya said Bradley can fight British star Amir Khan, the unbeaten Danny Garcia or Argentinian brawler Lucas Matthysse, who are all promoted by Golden Boy.
"There’s a lot of options out there, a lot of great fights,” De La Hoya said.
Bradley became famous – or infamous – when he upset Pacquiao last June 9 via a controversial split decision. Both boxers initially said they both wanted a rematch, though that seems unlikely now, according to Top Rank executives.
But De La Hoya assured Bradley that he will not run out of opponents – if his promoters are willing to cooperate.
“The only thing Bob Arum and Top Rank has to do is pick up the phone and call,” De La Hoya said. “We have all the fighters, we have all the opponents, we have all the big fights people want to see.”
“Pick up the phone. I’m sure Bradley wants to fight all of them,” he added.
Bradley is currently recovering from ankle and foot injuries that he sustained during his fight against Pacquiao.