Opinion | Dec 10 2014

As Timothy Bradley prepares to headline in Las Vegas he’s in danger of becoming boxing’s forgotten man

Daniel Herbert explains why Timothy Bradley is struggling for attention in Sin City

TIMOTHY Bradley is in danger of becoming the forgotten man of boxing. That might seem a strange thing to see a few days before he tops a bill in the fight capital of Las Vegas, so let me explain.

Yes, the welterweight from North Palm Springs in California fights Argentina’s rugged Diego Chaves on a Top Rank promotion at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on Saturday, with HBO televising. Only problem is, happening just down the Strip at the same time is another show, at the MGM Grand.

This one is promoted by Golden Boy and televised by Showtime. The card is topped by Amir Khan versus Devon Alexander, with many speculating that the winner could be Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent. On the MGM undercard is rising welterweight Keith Thurman, another possible “Pretty Boy Floyd” foe somewhere down the line.

 

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