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Bradley emerges as the dark horse for Mayweather fight

Phil Jay 24/01/2013

Manny Pacquiao conqueror Timothy Bradley may now be in the frame for a unification clash with the formidable Floyd Mayweather Jr. as an announcement for the May 4 ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ promotion draws near.

Bradley, who holds the WBO title at 147lbs, had been out of the ring since scoring a controversial split decision to rip the belt from Pacquiao last June and has an initial date of March 16 pencilled in for a return.

According to Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin, who spoke to BoxingScene.com, ‘Desert Storm’ is willing to cancel his planned spring outing if WBC champion Mayweather is in agreement for a two-belt battle.

If Bradley was to be given the opportunity to tackle the world’s premiere fighter, it would blow all the rumours and speculation about Mayweather’s next foe out of the water as Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez have been the sole focus of attention for the contest on the Mexican celebration date.

My money would still be on Guerrero though at this stage, with Alvarez another strong favourite for the September showdown after he appears on the same bill  – but at this stage nothing can be ruled in or out where Floyd is concerned.