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Bradley: Provodnikov is Much More Powerful Than Pacquiao

By Edward Chaykovsky

Home Depot Center, Carson, California - WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) had to survive on pure heart when he was taking a pounding in several action-packed rounds in his twelve round war with Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15KOs). Bradley was hurt bad in several round and barely escaped a knockout loss in the second and twelfth rounds. He won a unanimous decision with scores of 114-113, 114-113 and 115-112.

“I gave it everything I had. Every ounce I had, I gave. He’s much more powerful than [Manny] Pacquiao. He hits harder, and has shorter punches. He’s a great puncher, and I take my hat off to him," Bradley said.

Bradley was very impressed with Provodnikov's strength and his power punching ability. He expects the Eastern Euro boxer to win a world championshop in the future.

“He’s going to be a world champion someday. He’s a very strong puncher because he steps into his punches and he hits really hard. It was a really difficult fight. I want to show him by those exchanges that I wasn’t afraid of him. That’s why I kept trading with him. I didn’t want to show any fear. I can brawl and box with anyone,” Bradley said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 03-19-2013

The fact that Pac dont hit as hard as Provodnikov, but Bradley felt the need to run away for Pac like Pac had dynamite and an atomic bomb inside his gloves makes Bradleys performance against Pac all the more awful…

Comment by DannYankee on 03-19-2013

Probably true but c'mon he was on hes bicycle the whole time fighting Pacquiao and whenever he got off it a lill bit got tagged to hell and started back pedaling again, this time maybe because he knew how he…

Comment by pimpgoz on 03-18-2013

he saying that because the punches felt harder because he went toe2toe with this guy and not pac. when you are running away and taking the shots from manny they don't feel as hard. if he went toe2toe with manny…

Comment by !! Shawn on 03-18-2013

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;13154255]I dont think this is accurate Bradley was moving away from alot of Pac's punches whereas he was flat-footed or moving forward against Provodnikov Pacquiao is a guy who literally broke Margaritos face and Marquez nose And Shane Mosley said…

Comment by mathed on 03-18-2013

[QUOTE=I'm Not Sorry;13158294]lets torture fighting pride by making him kneel down on rice[/QUOTE] lol, that is a painful torture, not sure anyone deserves that. He's rough on Bradley but Bradley did take Pac's soul so...........:crazy:

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