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Bradley could fight in New York
Tim Bradley could return to the ring in February or March, perhaps at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Undefeated RING No. 8-rated WBO junior welterwieght titleholder Tim Bradley, of Palm Springs, Calif., is being targeted for a return to the ring in late February or early March, potentially at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The 28-year-old Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) debuted under the banner of Top Rank Inc. and also fought in Las Vegas for the first time on Nov. 12, when he scored an eighth-round knockout of 40-year-old southpaw Joel Casamayor (38-6-1, 22 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Bradley's body shot forced the towel to be thrown in for Casamayor, who was penalized for holding in the fourth round, dropped with a fifth-round body shot and ruled to have been knocked down in the sixth with a left hand.
Bradley scored only his second stoppage victory of his past 10 bouts against Casamayor, and it was his first knockout triumph since a fifth-round KO of Nasser Athumani in April of 2007.
Casamayor was stopped for only the second time in his career by Bradley, his only other coming in the 11th-round against Juan Manuel Marquez in September of 2008.
In January, Bradley scored an 11th-round technical decision that dethroned Devon Alexander as WBC beltholder.
The Bradley-Alexander verdict was decided on the cards after it was ruled that the southpaw Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs) could no longer continue as a result of a large laceration that bled profusely following an accidental clash of heads.
Bradley was subsequently stripped of the WBC belt due to inactivity, paving the way for 35-year-old Erik Morales (52-7, 35 KOs), of Tijuana, Mex., to win it with a 10th-round knockout over previously-unbeaten Pablo Cesar Cano (22-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico City in September and to become the first Mexican-born fighter to earn a fourth crown over as many different divisions.
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