Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tim Bradley, Diaz Fire Back: Shred Freddie Roach

By Luis Sandoval

Earlier today BoxingScene ran an article with comments Freddie Roach made about the upcoming fight with his fighter Ruslan Provodnikov and WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. Roach said he didn’t believe Bradley would take the fight to Ruslan like he’s promised and that they’d make him look like Forrest Gump as he would be running all night long.

Roach and Team Bradley have traded verbal jabs before when Timothy Bradley took on Manny Pacquiao this past June. Things seem to be heating up again with Roach’s recent comments but both Bradley and trainer Joel Diaz are firing back.

During Bradley’s media workout, BoxingScene caught up with both Diaz and Bradley and asked about their reaction to Freddie’s comments.

“It don’t bother me at all. If you’re a winner, you got the right to say whatever you want. Floyd Mayweather, he’s a winner [so] he can talk all he wants and he has all the right to because he keeps winning. But when you lose every fight the previous year? hen you get [Jorge] Linares beat, when you get [Amir] Khan beat, when you get Pacquiao knocked out and every other one of your fighters and then you go help the Olympic team and nobody gets a gold medal? – all he wants is attention” fired Diaz.

“It doesn’t bother me. Hey, I’ll see Freddie Roach that night and he better bring his A game if he has a game. I got to feel a little sympathy for him as last year wasn’t a good year for him but if he wants attention we’ll give it to him. Maybe I’ll lend him a shoulder to cry on one of these days but for now, he has Provodnikov and I have Bradley”.

Bradley and his trainer were amused but not surprised the war of words is on again. Bradley has said he’s ready to go toe to toe, box, or do whatever it takes to beat Provodnikov and successfully defend his title. Bradley warns Roach that he won’t be running but he will be out boxing his pupil.

“I’ll just tell Freddie, this is boxing Freddie. Alright? This ain’t MMA. This is boxing. There’s a difference between being a runner, sprinters, they run – I don’t run. I box. That’s what I do. It’s called sweet science, it’s called boxing. That’s what people need to realize that this is boxing. Look at some boxers. Look at Muhammad Ali, look at Sweet Pea [Pernell] Whitaker. Look at Floyd Mayweather. They’re boxers. It’s a hit and don’t get hit sport. A lot of people can’t deal with that. Ruslan Provodnikov ain’t gonna be able to deal with that. So guess what we’re going to do? We’re going to outbox him” Bradley would tell BoxingScene.

While we may not see a rematch with Pacquiao and Bradley this year, Roach will have a second chance to get a victory over Team Bradley March 16th.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Suavecito80 on 02-27-2013

Bradley is going to beat the piss out of this dude, LOL. Roach will say after the fight "we didn't expect him to do what he did" dude has been a clown for a long time.

Comment by Body Movin' on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=amayseng;13088508]roache should bring TIMOTHY a BIKE to the press conference... because we know timmy will be on his bike like old times.... that dude ran so much against pacman he had compression fractures on BOTH his big as feet. dude…

Comment by amayseng on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13088525]This is a horrible post..[/QUOTE] Negative. Your bias has you backwards List the rounds tim won against PAC with an analysis how and why. There is no way with any intellect u can have more than 3.

Comment by Hougigo on 02-27-2013

NSB definition of running: Not standing and trading

Comment by SceneSpectator! on 02-27-2013

Sharp but true criticism!!! Most aces if not all of Roach charged were defeated squarely, and nothing to bragged of. Roach should stop being outspoken for the moment, and try all his might as trainer to make under-dog Provodnikov a…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (39)
Top Headlines Braehmer-Cleverly: Five Years Later, Yet Right On Time Peter Quillin Starts Rebuilding Career - With Virgil Hunter! Mikkel Kessler Expects Big Things From His Protege Khattab Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson' Erik Ruiz Shocks Hanzel Martinez, John Vera Blasts Out Zizic Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22 Adrien Broner vs. Ricky Burns Nearly Finalized For December Roach is Concerned: Pacquiao Looks Tired, Sluggish in Sparring WBC Warns Boxers About Dangers of Consuming Energy Drinks Orlando Cruz: I Won't Rest Until I'm First Gay World Champion! Sanchez: If GGG Breaks Hopkins' Record, Mayweather May Come Chocolatito Drops 112 WBC Belt, Hernandez-Nawaphon Ordered Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Finalized, Dec. 17 on HBO
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement