LAS VEGAS—Timothy Bradley may not be in the league of Manny Pacquiao as far as quality of opposition is concerned, but he, too, can claim an enviable distinction.
The unbeaten American had also ended the winning run of three notable opponents in succession. But bereft of punching power, Bradley had to settle for decisions.
Late 2009, he dealt Lamont Peterson his first loss in 28 fights.
Peterson, of course, is the same guy who stunned Briton Amir Khan earlier this year for the WBC and IBF light welterweight crowns. Their supposed rematch last month was scratched after traces of a banned substance was found in Peterson’s system.
In 2010, it was Luis Abregu who got sidetracked after a 29-0 start. That bout was fought at 147 pounds, indicating Bradley’s capability to deal with welterweights.
Last year, Bradley also claimed the scalp of Devon Alexander, then owning a 21-win streak.
To complete his run, Bradley stopped a faded and jaded Joel Casamayor in the eighth round last Nov. 12.