Timothy Bradley decided he needed new promoters while driving through
the deserted streets of frigid Detroit in a rented van last January.
The undefeated 140-pound champion from the California desert couldn't
fathom why he had to defend his title in Michigan's dilapidated,
cavernous Silverdome in the dead of winter. He also couldn't understand
why his opponent, Devon Alexander, was rolling in a limousine. ''Not that those things matter, but I didn't feel like a champion,'' Bradley said. Eight months later, Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) has joined industry leader
Top Rank, which believes the personable Palm Springs brawler should be a
superstar. He'll fight veteran Joel Casamayor on Nov. 12 on the undercard of Manny
Pacquiao's third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. He's
widely expected to be Pacquiao's next opponent if Floyd Mayweather Jr.
again refuses the bout. (MORE>>>)