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Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander collide with one another on January 29th at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.

 

While this bout will not capture the general public's imagination, it is a fight the hardcore fans have been craving for, for a while now, and it is finally set to become a reality later this month.

 

Alexander, 21-0-0 (13 KO's) and the IBF and WBC light-welterweight champion, is coming off a controversial victory over Andreas Kotelnik in August, 2010, in a fight that Kotelnik pressured the rising star and showed vast experience.

 

But before that, Alexander showed how impressive he can be when he beat Englishman, Junior Witter for the WBC title, and then had a unification fight with Juan Urango, a fighter who gave former two weight champion, Ricky Hatton, trouble in the last half of their bout.

 

Bradley, 26-0-0 (11KO's) is the former WBO and WBC light-welterweight champion, having first appearing on the major scene also with a win over Witter. His victory is, perhaps, more credible than Alexander's considering that he beat the Yorkshireman from England at his native weight class, and floored him in the process!

 

Following up with wins over recognisable names such as Kendall Holt and Lamont Peterson, a fighter who recently drew with bright prospect, Victor Ortiz, Bradley has constantly made it clear that he wishes to fight only the best. Requests to fight such Pound for Pound fighters as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr have been met with admiration from the fans.

 

Alexander stated that he would love to fight Mayweather, also, but realistically states that he is focusing on the 140 division at this time.

 

With the negotiations for Haye vs Klitschko falling through, yet again, Bradley vs Alexander is a fight that boxing needs, and puts the big guys to shame, and certainly the two best Pound for Pound fighters in the world!

 

After being fed predictable bouts where the winner was quite obvious, Bradley vs Alexander is a fight that is hard to predict, and it is anybody's fight!

 

“The fans will finally get to see what I believe is going to be one of the best fights in boxing, the two best 140-pounders going head to head. Tim Bradley is considered No. 1 at 140 and I’m considered No. 2, but anybody that knows me will say that I don’t like being second best at anything. Come January 29, the whole world will know I am the best 140-pounder in boxing.“ - Alexander stated.

 

Bradley, to nobody's surprise, disagreed: "Devon Alexander is a skilled southpaw that lacks championship fight experience,” Bradley said. “There has been so much talk in the past about me avoiding him but I have never passed the opportunity to beat any other former champions. Now the time has come to prove who the best junior welterweight in the world is and I hope that Devon is ready for the can of whoop ass I'll be serving him on January 29th."

 

Promoter, Gary Shaw had this to say: "This isn’t just a title unification fight, this is for the whole ball of wax -- the class of the junior welterweight division colliding head-on to determine the world champion. One thing I admire about both these men. When a challenge is made, they don’t make excuses, they make fights.”

 

And I believe that!

 

Whoever emerges as the victor on January 29th, you can expect WBA light-welterweight champion, Amir Khan to be called out to finally settle who is the main man of the 140lb division.

 

There are strong rumours that he will be fighting Lamont Peterson in Manchester, England, in April but that is yet to be confirmed. Khan has not fought in England since 2009, in a bout that ended within the first two minutes of the first round.

 

Khan has also expressed his desire to fight the opponents that matter, and I have no doubt that he would jump at the chance to fight the Bradley vs Alexander winner!

 

After Freddie Roach almost threw in the towel during that pulverising 10th round of the Khan vs Maidana fight, in which Khan was almost out on his feet, Roach may have have no problem in letting his charge fight either guy, especially Bradley, who does not possess any real concussive power.

 

But first thing is first and the fight on January 29th could be the start of something special for boxing after the dire year that was 2010!

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

 

50-50 split of $3million plus a large site fee.

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

 

50-50 split of $3million plus a large site fee.

 

Forgetting the site fee, I don't think 1.5 mill is crazy money.

 

If Pac or May were forced to fight for that kind of money, perhaps we would see more quality bouts.

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

 

50-50 split of $3million plus a large site fee.

 

Forgetting the site fee, I don't think 1.5 mill is crazy money.

 

If Pac or May were forced to fight for that kind of money, perhaps we would see more quality bouts.

 

i see what you mean, but this is a regular HBO fight not PPV. pacquiao and mayweather are crossover stars that can command that kind of money. the problem is that after each fighter makes ~$1.5million, their values rise to that number. neither commands that much already, so expect the winner (and probably the loser too) to fight bums on HBO for the next few years because there wont be enough money to satisfy bradley/alexander and the opponent. also this effectively kills the winner vs. khan, unless that fight goes to PPV which is probably still too tough of a sell here.

 

basically another berto is born. HBO bid against itself again.

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

 

50-50 split of $3million plus a large site fee.

 

Forgetting the site fee, I don't think 1.5 mill is crazy money.

 

If Pac or May were forced to fight for that kind of money, perhaps we would see more quality bouts.

 

i see what you mean, but this is a regular HBO fight not PPV. pacquiao and mayweather are crossover stars that can command that kind of money. the problem is that after each fighter makes ~$1.5million, their values rise to that number. neither commands that much already, so expect the winner (and probably the loser too) to fight bums on HBO for the next few years because there wont be enough money to satisfy bradley/alexander and the opponent. also this effectively kills the winner vs. khan, unless that fight goes to PPV which is probably still too tough of a sell here.

 

basically another berto is born. HBO bid against itself again.

 

Well, the Salita fight was on PPV and he was not known at all here, we only knew that he had an unbeaten record.

 

I'm sure SKY could hype the winner of Bradley vs Alexander up by saying he's one of the best in the division, bla bla bla.

 

And to be honest, Bradley's been fighting bums, anyway, so it makes no difference to me.

 

Alexander on the other hand has had better opposition.

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

 

50-50 split of $3million plus a large site fee.

 

Forgetting the site fee, I don't think 1.5 mill is crazy money.

 

If Pac or May were forced to fight for that kind of money, perhaps we would see more quality bouts.

 

i see what you mean, but this is a regular HBO fight not PPV. pacquiao and mayweather are crossover stars that can command that kind of money. the problem is that after each fighter makes ~$1.5million, their values rise to that number. neither commands that much already, so expect the winner (and probably the loser too) to fight bums on HBO for the next few years because there wont be enough money to satisfy bradley/alexander and the opponent. also this effectively kills the winner vs. khan, unless that fight goes to PPV which is probably still too tough of a sell here.

 

basically another berto is born. HBO bid against itself again.

 

Well, the Salita fight was on PPV and he was not known at all here, we only knew that he had an unbeaten record.

 

I'm sure SKY could hype the winner of Bradley vs Alexander up by saying he's one of the best in the division, bla bla bla.

 

And to be honest, Bradley's been fighting bums, anyway, so it makes no difference to me.

 

Alexander on the other hand has had better opposition.

 

let me clarify... i was talking about big american PPVs which are worth much more. i dont recall there being any TV coverage for khan-salita in the USA at all

 

and id say bradley has the much better resume than alexander.

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nicely done. its an important fight that i hope can live up to the hype and the ridiculous amount of money each is getting paid. i favor bradley to force a stoppage late.

 

How much are they both getting paid, do you know?

 

And cheers, Wheels!

 

50-50 split of $3million plus a large site fee.

 

Forgetting the site fee, I don't think 1.5 mill is crazy money.

 

If Pac or May were forced to fight for that kind of money, perhaps we would see more quality bouts.

 

i see what you mean, but this is a regular HBO fight not PPV. pacquiao and mayweather are crossover stars that can command that kind of money. the problem is that after each fighter makes ~$1.5million, their values rise to that number. neither commands that much already, so expect the winner (and probably the loser too) to fight bums on HBO for the next few years because there wont be enough money to satisfy bradley/alexander and the opponent. also this effectively kills the winner vs. khan, unless that fight goes to PPV which is probably still too tough of a sell here.

 

basically another berto is born. HBO bid against itself again.

 

Well, the Salita fight was on PPV and he was not known at all here, we only knew that he had an unbeaten record.

 

I'm sure SKY could hype the winner of Bradley vs Alexander up by saying he's one of the best in the division, bla bla bla.

 

And to be honest, Bradley's been fighting bums, anyway, so it makes no difference to me.

 

Alexander on the other hand has had better opposition.

 

let me clarify... i was talking about big american PPVs which are worth much more. i dont recall there being any TV coverage for khan-salita in the USA at all

 

and id say bradley has the much better resume than alexander.

 

Ah, sorry, thought you meant PPV in England, not USA.

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