WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has revealed Brandon Rios is his next challenger, as he looks to string together back-to-back wins.
Bradley (32-1-1) bounced back from his only two non-wins in his career last time out with a unanimous decision against Jessie Vargas in Los Angeles in June – and the 32-year-old announced his bout with Rios would take place in Las Vegas on November 7.
The American is out to defend his belt against Rios (33-2-1), but said merely being champion does not satisfy his desire to be the best.
“I don’t like to say that I feel like I’m the best welterweight in the world,” Bradley said in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
“I feel like I’m one of them, but I would like to beat all the guys in the division before I say that.
“I haven’t faced everybody, but I know that I can fight these guys. I know I can beat all the guys in the welterweight division.”
Bradley beat the likes of Manny Pacquiao (June 2012) and Juan Manuel Marquez (October 2013) to move to a 31-0 record, before Pacquiao got some revenge in April last year – blotting his then-perfect record.
His bout with Diego Gabriel Chaves in December was a draw, before his Vargas result saw Bradley return to winning ways.