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Pacquiao's Next Fight: Timothy Bradley Says It Won't Be Him

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Though he wishes he were in line, Timothy Bradley says he won't be fighting Manny Pacquiao in November. Bradley recently turned down a July 23 fight with Amir Khan, and then Khan apparently posted on Facebook that Bradley would be signing with Top Rank to fight Pacquiao in November.

From The Desert Sun:

"I haven't heard anything like that, but if it's true, hey, hey, hey," Bradley said laughing.

But Bradley continued to deny the post by Khan.

"Not at all, it's not true, but I wish it was true," said Bradley, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend for Pacquiao's victory over Shane Mosley.

Bradley also said he's still under contract with Gary Shaw, and that he can't negotiate with anyone else until June. Right now, it is commonly believed that Pacquiao's next opponent will be current lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.

Bradley (27-0, 11 KO) last fought in January, defeating Devon Alexander at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. It was thought that he would then fight Amir Khan on July 23, but due to a deal with HBO that guaranteed him at least $1.2 million for a next fight no matter who he faced, Bradley turned down "just" $1.3 million to face Khan.

The fighter also seems to hint that he might be, as has been rumored, letting his contract with Shaw roll over in order to sign with another promoter.

"I told my promoters what I wanted, and they have to deliver," Bradley said. "It has nothing to do with Khan."

Last year, Bradley was rumored to have spoken with Golden Boy Promotions.

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