MANILA, Philippines – World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez is open to the idea of fighting new World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr., in a match-up that would pit giant-killers against each other.
Bradley became infamous when he upset Filipino fight king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao last June 9, winning via a highly controversial split decision.
Lopez, meanwhile, also shocked the boxing world this June when he forced former world champion Victor Ortiz to quit on his stool after breaking his jaw.
Lopez’s trainer, Henry Ramirez, told Boxing Scene that his boxer will be willing to face Bradley.
“I like Tim a lot. His trainer, Joel Diaz, was one of the first people to call me and congratulate me when Josesito beat Ortiz,” Ramirez said.
“I think it would be great, to see two guys who came up on the local Thompson Boxing shows, going against each other on the world stage,” he added.
“I think it would be a great fight.”
But Ramirez added that he is unsure if the fight with Bradley will happen, as he expects the unbeaten American to face Pacquiao in a rematch this November.
Moreover, Lopez is also open to a rematch with Ortiz, who is currently recovering after having surgery to repair his broken jaw.