It's only been eight months since Timothy Bradley's highly controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight title fight on June 9 in Las Vegas. Everyone - except two of the so-called judges - had Pacquiao winning. Handily, even.
It was therefore no surprise that there was a bit of smack- talk at this week's Los Angeles news conference formally announcing Bradley's March 16 defense against Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia at Home Depot Center (on HBO).
While talking about this fight, Bradley brought Freddie Roach into the picture. Roach trains Pacquiao and Provodnikov.
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