Tim Bradley is Hoping To Fight Three Times in 2013

By Ryan Burton

WBO welterweight champion Tim "Desert Storm" Bradley (29-0, 12KOs) is currently in the middle of his training camp for his HBO televised March 16th title defense against Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15KOs) at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.

On yesterday's edition of The Boxing Lab,'s official audio show, Bradley broke down the fight and explained the Siberian fighters strengths. 

"Provodnikov is a tough cookie. He's a good fighter. He likes to come forward and bang. He has a good right hand, a good right uppercut. He does a little bit of everything and he's coming to win. It should be a good fight," Bradley explained.

The Southern California native expects Provodnikov to press the action and expects a difficult fight. He thinks that some of the fans may be underestimating the challenge that he presents. 

"He's going to come in really good shape and I think it is going to be a really rough night. I think people are sleeping on him. He's going to make me fight," Bradley stated.

It's no secret that Bradley hoped to land a bigger fight after his controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao this past June. The 29-year-old will have been out of the ring 9 months when he faces Provodnikov. He hopes to have a much busier 2013 which in turn should lead to bigger fights. 

"He's going to be a challenge. Is he my first choice? Probably not but I will fight anybody. I've been out of the ring for 8 months so its a good fight. After March 16th hopefully I can get a bigger fight. That's my main focus. Right now I want to get back to fighting 2 or 3 times a year, hopefully three times a year," Bradley told us on The Boxing Lab.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13041884]I'd still route for him to beat Pacquaio (Legitimately) because I'm not a fan of Pacquaio but on the other hand I think Pacquaio deserves to get his W back and if they fight again there is no way the…

Comment by marvelousmatt on 02-16-2013

Bradley needs to fight 3-4 times more this year against world class fighters and WAR it out at least once. Tim is an undefeated champion in US with no/little following.He needs PACMAN II and a convincing win.But he keeps turning…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13041881]So you hope Bradley loses to PAC and Marquez, got you..[/QUOTE] I'd still route for him to beat Pacquaio (Legitimately) because I'm not a fan of Pacquaio but on the other hand I think Pacquaio deserves to get his W…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13041866]Hopefully the Marquez or Pacquaio fights get made because he loses both of those fights. Rios is 50-50 IMO.[/QUOTE] So you hope Bradley loses to PAC and Marquez, got you..

Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-16-2013

Hopefully the Marquez or Pacquaio fights get made because he loses both of those fights. Rios is 50-50 IMO.

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