Top Rank’s Carl Moretti is eyeing up a potential IBF welterweight title chance for Timothy Bradley providing the American comes through his tough test against Diego Chaves on Saturday night.
Bradley, 31, is attempting to put his sorry episode with Manny Pacquiao to bed against the rugged Argentinian this weekend in Las Vegas and Moretti has already put the feelers out on a challenge against undefeated Briton Kell Brook.
“I had some conversations with Eddie Hearn and Kell Brook if he can’t get the Amir Khan fight put together,” said Moretti.
“Tim ironically won his first title at 140 against a Brit so maybe he will have to fight another to win the title at 147.”
‘Desert Storm’ himself is open to any route that may lead to another shot at a recognised belt, with old rival Pacquiao’s current situation also under close scrutiny by the talented former two-weight world champion.
“There are a lot of options out there,” emphasized Bradley. “Manny Pacquiao is talking about going back down to 140, so his welterweight title may be vacant and maybe Marquez would want to fight again to get that fifth title.”
Bob Arum told WBN last week that a fight between Marquez and Brook is one to consider for 2015, although Bradley would certainly come into the reckoning as the UK’s ‘Special One’ attempts to further his reputation Stateside.
Before any titles can be considered though, Bradley knows he has to keep fully focused on the task in hand.
“My mind is set on Chaves and not thinking about anything else, distractions or negative thoughts that would make me fight a certain way. I like the fact I am clear-headed and going in with a game plan,” he said.
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