Mike Coppinger

Arum: Bradley to return Dec. 15, possible a rematch with Peterson

WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 knockouts) will return on HBO on Dec. 15, Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum told RingTV on Thursday.

There’s no location finalized yet, but one name being discussed is Lamont Peterson, whom Bradley defeated by wide decision in 2009.

Arum said that Peterson is “one of the names being discussed, but we’re not prepared to have an announcement yet.”

“We’re talking with Bradley and his people and we ll know something later in the week. Peterson is being discussed but it’s not anywhere near finalized.”

Another name that has been floated is Zab Judah, according to a source familiar with the situation.


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