Timothy Bradley signs Top Rank deal

Updated: October 5, 2011, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Unbeaten 140-pound champion Timothy Bradley will take on Joel Casamayor next month in his first fight for Top Rank.

Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) finalized his deal with the promotion Wednesday, immediately landing the top spot on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.

The Palm Springs native is the WBO light welterweight champion, but hasn't fought since beating Devon Alexander in January.

Bradley turned down an offer to fight British champion Amir Khan before signing with Top Rank's Bob Arum, who hasn't promised him a fight with Pacquiao.

The 40-year-old Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) is a former two-division champion, but lost to Marquez and Robert Guerrero in the past three years.


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