REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!
Timothy Bradley Once Again Unifies WBO and WBC 140-Pound Titles With Victory Over Devon Alexander!
PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. (January 31, 2011) – Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, the Klitschko brothers – line ‘em up — undefeated 140-Pound World Champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY (27-0, 11 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., is ready to knock them off their pedestals. For the second time in his professional career Bradley unified the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Council (WBC) titles by beating the best. This time it was undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great,” (21-1, 13 KOs), of St. Louis, Saturday night in the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. Broadcast live by HBO, Bradley won a unanimous technical decision, in the first fight since 1987 to feature two undefeated American world champions colliding inside the ring with everything on the line.
The WBO calls him the world junior welterweight champion. The WBC calls him the world super lightweight champion and fans and media alike call him the king of the 140-pound division and a consensus Top-10 pound for pound fighter. Call him old fashioned but he believes the best should fight the best. Forget about tune-ups, those are for automobiles and lawn mowers. Let’s get it on, baby!
“I said throughout fight week and after the fight, I am done calling people out,” said Bradley. “I am the people’s champion and I want to hear from the fans on whom they would like me to fight next. They’re buying the tickets and the premium channel subscriptions. They’re entitled to have a say in this. Let my promoters know (Tweet @GaryShawBoxing and @thompsonboxing). Let HBO know (Tweet @hboboxing).”
Below, please find select post-fight selections from Media Central:
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports: “Bradley Ready for Pacquiao, Mayweather”
Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Brawling Bradley Claims Another Victim”
Peter Owen Nelson, The New York Times: “Bradley Makes a Mark in a Talented Division”
Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “No Butts About It, Alexander Got Schooled”
Bryan Armen Graham, Sports Illustrated: “Lessons From Bradley-Alexander”
Michael Rosenthal, The Ring: “Weekend Review: Bradley Good, Fight Bad”
David Mayo, The Grand Rapids Press: “Floyd Mayweather is still the King of Boxing”
Lem Satterfield, AOL Fan House: “Tim Bradley Eyes Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao”