AM TO PM: BRADLEY TALKS; QUIGG-MUNROE REMATCH; DAWSON ON WARD; FURY’S AMERICAN DEBUT.


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Sometimes it is hard when you have a busy day to keep up to date with what is going on in the boxing world, so we will highlight the main stories from around the world for you to have a browse and keep up to date.

Read on for today’s most notable headlines.

BRADLEY BREAKS HIS SILENCE
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has finally broken his silence after his controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquaio. Bradley wants the rematch with Pacquaio so he can prove all his doubters wrong, and he believes that the Pacquaio camp are running scared of ‘The Desert Storm.’ “To be honest with you, I think a lot of people on that side are scared,” Bradley told The Desert Sun. He continued: “He couldn’t knock me out with two peg legs. Me healthy, I’m going to beat him worse.” Bradley can do nothing but wait until Pacquaio decides who he will face, but Bradley is eager to step in the ring with the former world champion again. “If Manny wants to do it, let’s do it. I’ve been sitting around here waiting. I want the fight, but he hasn’t decided yet,” said Bradley.

TYSON FURY SET FOR VEGAS DEBUT
Heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury could be in line to make his American debut sometime in November. A host of former world champions have been mentioned as possible opponents, including Siarhei Liakhovich, Ruslan Chagaev and Jean Marc Mormeck. An announcement about Fury’s next fight is due soon from Hennessy Sports, with Las Vegas being the US venue or Dublin if he is to stay this side of the water.

MATCHROOM SPORT TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Matchroom Sport are set to make a ‘major announcement’ on August 28th at a media day at their headquarters in Essex. “I am very excited about the future of British boxing and our announcement on August 28 will send a strong message to the fans,” said Eddie Hearn.

MATTHEW MACKLIN EYES WINNER OF CHAVEZ-MARTINEZ
Matthew Macklin makes his Las Vegas debut on the undercard of the highly anticipated middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez. Macklin is facing former world light-middleweight champion, Joachim Alcine. Macklin understands that the task ahead is a difficult one. ”Alcine is a proven fighter, he’s a former world champion who has campaigned at the highest level and it’s a massive opportunity for both of us…,” Macklin said. On facing the winner Macklin says he would love a shot at the winner but is only focused on Alcine. ”Regardless of how the fight goes I’d love a shot at the winner but obviously I’m going to have to take care of business against Alcine first and that’s my only priority right now,” Macklin added.

QUIGG-MUNROE REMATCH POSSIBLE IN NOVEMBER
Plans for a rematch between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe for the WBA super-bantamweight interim championship are in place for November. The first fight ended in a technical draw after Munroe received a nasty cut after an accidental clash of heads, but the former world title challenger is fully healed and ready to go again. Quigg’s manager, Paul Speak, spoke to the Bury Times about the rematch. “Rendall has spoken with Ricky Hatton and he says he is fully healed and good to go. So as far as we are concerned, Scott’s next fight will be against Rendall in November,” said Speak.

OOSTHUIZEN-FROCH TALKS END
The camps of Thomas Oosthuizen and Carl Froch were in talks for a November unification fight in November, but those talks have broken down and there will be no fight. “I would welcome the fight with Froch, but my management turned it down for financial reasons,” Oosthuizen told World Boxing News. 

LUKE CAMPBELL WON’T RUSH A DECISION AFTER OLYMPIC GOLD
After winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics in the bantamweight division, Luke Campbell is in no rush to make a decision on his future. With a glittering amateur career even without an Olympic Gold medal, Campbell is likely to have promoters all around the UK vying for his signature. However, he won’t be rushed into making a decision, but admits that he could stay amateur and feature at Rio 2016. “I like the idea of another Olympics…I’m going to sit down with the family and take my time with everything. There’s a decision to be made and I won’t be rash,” Campbell told Sky Sports News. 

ANDRE DIRRELL HOPING TO BE BACK IN NOVEMBER
Dirrell, who recently turned down the offer to fight Adonis Stevenson in a title eliminator, expects to be back in the ring in November. Dirrell was the first fighter to be signed by 50 Cent’s newly formed TMT Promotions, and is happy with his decision to join them. “I’m on the perfect pedestal. Now all I have to do is live up to my talents and my expectations. There’s no fighter out there that will have a chance with Andre Dirrell when it’s time to step in the ring and I promise you that,” Dirrell told The Boxing Lab Radio Show. 

DAWSON CONFIDENT AHEAD OF WARD FIGHT
Light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson drops down to super-middleweight to take on the king of the division, Andre Ward on September 8. Dawson says the weight won’t be an issue and 168 “is my natural weight.” In addition, Dawson feels Ward and his camp are underestimating him. Dawson told The Boxing Lab Radio Show: “I think they are underestimating me…I wouldn’t be surprised if I end the fight early but I won’t look for the knockout. Andre Ward is a good fighter and I respect him.”

GUERRERO BELIEVES HE CAN BEAT COTTO
Robert Guerrero, who recently jumped up two weight classes to the welterweight division, feels he can go one better and move up to the light-middleweight division and beat former WBA champion Miguel Cotto. “I believe I have the speed and reach to outbox Cotto. Skills win fights not weight and I’ll do it with no catchweight…,” Guerrero told BoxingScene.com.

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