Campbell warns Pacquiao of Bradley head-butts
One-time undisputed world lightweight champion Nate Campbell has commented on former opponent Timothy Bradley’s upcoming WBO welterweight title challenge against Manny Pacquaio and is predicting a clean fight on June 9th.
The 40 year-old veteran shared the ring with Bradley almost three years ago, with a cut forcing Campbell to retire in the third round and knows first-hand how headbutts by the WBO light-welterweight champion can affect a fight.
“Every fighter has a chance against any fighter on their day, but this time, Bradley won’t be allowed to headbutt as he is fighting Manny Pacquaio,” Campbell told World Boxing News.
“He also won’t be able to take the middle rounds off as he tends to do, which will make for a better fight on June 9th.”
Campbell is on the comeback trail after announcing his retirement to WBN in late 2010 and pulled off a victory over former interim world title challenger Victor Cayo on his home soil in the Dominican Republic, despite being a huge underdog in March.
The Jacksonville fighter is eyeing what could potentially be a final world title shot and may be in line to rematch Bradley if ‘Desert Storm’ loses to Pacquiao and drops back down to defend his title.
“I am in talks right now with my team, so I hope to fight soon,” said Campbell.
“I would love to fight in the next 8-10 weeks and am willing to go wherever the contract beckons.”