MANILA, Philippines – The possible face-off between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley would be an attractive option to both fighters, according to boxing manager Cameron Dunkin.
Dunkin, who manages the careers of Bradley and “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr., said the Marquez-Bradley bout would be an interesting match to fight fans.
"I'm not saying it's happening. What I'm saying is that it's a fight that's very interesting and a fight that everyone seems to love,” Dunkin said in ESPN.
The Marquez-Bradley fight was seen as Top Rank’s “Plan B” should Manny Pacquiao decide to fight Miguel Cotto.
Pacquiao has yet to name his opponent for his ring return, which could take place on either November 10 or December 1.
“Manny is the boss with the date and the opponent. It's his call and we're all waiting on him. But if both of these guys [Bradley and Marquez] are free, that's a fight we would love and would go further in pursuit of,” said Dunkin.
“I think Marquez and Beltran feel the same way about fighting Tim [Bradley]. Top Rank told us Marquez is very interested in the fight."
Top Rank’s Bob Arum said Pacquiao is supposed to pick an opponent among Bradley, Marquez and Cotto.
All three have already fought Pacquiao.
Bradley defeated the fighting congressman last June via a controversial split decision.
Marquez had a trilogy with Pacquiao with the last fight ending in a unanimous decision for the Filipino boxer.
Pacquiao, meanwhile, halted Cotto via a 12th round stoppage in 2009.