Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Bradley: We're Taking Tim's Speed To 147-Pounds

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to Joel Diaz, trainer of WBO junior welterweight champion Tim Bradley at his public workout in Indio, CA.  Bradley faces WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. 

Diaz said that Bradley was already on weight and ready for the fight which will be by far the biggest of the 28-year old's career.

"Tim is already on weight. He comes in the gym at 150 so I'm sure when he leaves he's at '47 or '48. He could fight this weekend if need be," Diaz told BoxingDcene.

Speed is one of the elements Diaz said that they are focusing on. Bradley last fought as a welterweight when he moved up to face Carlos Abregu on July 17th, 2010.  Diaz said that Bradley will be faster than he was for that fight and that will prove to be a key factor. 

"I think he will be better than he was for the Abregu fight because we have really worked on maintaining the speed that he had at 140. He was fast in the Abregu fight but I think he will be way faster for this fight. Keeping his speed is an area we have really focused on," Diaz explained.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 915angel on 05-30-2012

he looks kinda slow and throws wild punches wonder what he can bring to the table at 147? :nonono:

Comment by Primera on 05-30-2012

[QUOTE=killakali;12186205]actually there have been ads for the fight on the NBA playoffs a lot just like Mayweather-Cotto. Barkely and the rest of the Inside the NBA team have even talked about it. Manny has been on Jimmy Kimmel as always…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-30-2012

[QUOTE=killakali;12186205]actually there have been ads for the fight on the NBA playoffs a lot just like Mayweather-Cotto. Barkely and the rest of the Inside the NBA team have even talked about it. Manny has been on Jimmy Kimmel as always…

Comment by mathed on 05-30-2012

[QUOTE=Atreyu Khalil;12186109]Lol@ "at this stage".....so it's cause jmm is old?[/QUOTE] Sure, maybe at one point I'd say JMM would have beaten Bradley....I'm a big JMM fan but I'm telling you, if he and JMM were fighting next week, JMM would…

Comment by killakali on 05-30-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;12185784]Seriously though. Arum is doing absolutely nothing to promote the fight... nothing. Is he just trying to have Pacquiao's name sell it.... or is he expecting Bradley win and hype up a rematch in the fall.....[/QUOTE] actually there have been…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Mike Tyson Lands Role in Reboot of The Kicboxer Franchise Duran Confident Mosley Secures Shot at Thurman-Porter Winner Sugar Ray Leonard: I Told Mayweather I Would Have Beat Him Photos: Ruslan Provodnikov, John Molina Training For War Nate Diaz: I'd Whoop Mayweather, McGregor Asses in One Night! Margarito Says Ramon Alvarez Likely, Wants Canelo Next Roach: Pacquiao Can Return For Canelo, But Floyd is Bigger Draw Hassan N'Dam vs. Swierzbinski, Amar-Demchenko Will Go Ahead Agit Kabayel Helping Tyson Fury Prepare For Klitschko Rematch Casimero is Ready, Wants Roman Gonzalez Unification Next Fortune To McGregor: Forget Mayweather, Shut Up F***ing Yapper! Povetkin's Promoter Embraces WBC Ruling on Deontay Wilder Mike Tyson: Foolish Plan, But Olympic Amateurs Might Beat Pros Anthony Cacace, Barry McGuigan Decide To Part Ways Hearn Urges Haye To Face Whyte To Speed Up Road To Joshua Deontay Wilder Granted Permission To Make Voluntary By WBC Zolani Tete: Haskins and McDonnell are Holding My Titles Kathy Duva To Be Honored At 7th Annual Raging Babe Brunch Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit Jazza Dickens (Injury) Pulled From June 4 Liverpool Show Miguel Flores To Face Ruben Tamayo on PBC on FS1 Erislandy Lara Sees No Network Issues in Making Golovkin Fight Casimero Knocks Out Ruenroeng In Four, Wins Flyweight Crown Focal Point: Lebedev Rises To Top Of Red-Hot Cruiserweight Division Keith Thurman: We Don't Yet Know If Kell Brook is 'Really Special' Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight Michael Buffer on The UK Scene and Tony Bellew Friendship Morrison, Johnson To Return On June 18 In Manchester Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement