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Tim Bradley on Vacation, Still Over a Month from Recovery

By Ryan Maquiñana

Newly crowned welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley is still recovering from an injured left foot following his upset victory last month over Manny Pacquiao, according to his trainer Joel Diaz.

“The left foot is OK, but he’s still wearing a boot on it,” Diaz told BoxingScene.com.  “He tore a ligament near the upper part of the foot, so he’s still having a little bit of problems putting pressure on it.”

Diaz then outlined Bradley’s timetable to return.

“The doctor said he’ll be able to put pressure on the foot in around five weeks,” Diaz said.  “He’s not in a wheelchair anymore; he’s on crutches now. Tim’s got one more week and then they’ll take off the boot.”

For the time being, Bradley is enjoying a much-needed breather away from the fight game before he targets his next assignment, whether it’s a rematch with Pacquiao or against someone else.

“Tim went out of town for a couple weeks,” Diaz said.  “He flew to Hawaii with his family, and he’s just enjoying himself right now, because when he goes to training camp, he really dedicates himself to the fullest.

“When he comes back from vacation, we have a meeting with Top Rank to see what the future holds, but for now we haven’t talked about anything.  We’re just rolling with the punches and taking it day by day.”

Although Bradley is coming off the biggest win of his career, Diaz feels the controversy surrounding the decision has taken away from their ability to really relish the moment—especially since some of the criticism has been unfairly levied at the trainer and his fighter.

“A lot of people don’t understand that we’re just doing our job,” Diaz said.  “I do my job, Tim does his job, and at the end of the day, it surprises me that we get blamed for stuff.  It’s hard, but we always just keep our heads up and move on.”

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trainhard_187 on 07-14-2012

Sometimes when you back peddle throughout the fight avoiding getting dropped or KOed you tend to roll an ankle... In this case, Tim rolled one avoiding Pac punches and will need time to heal..

Comment by Hougigo on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=PacmanP4PLegend;12335181]For someone who sports the name "boxingwizard" you sure couldn't tell it from this post. Damn I hope they do put up a rematch and Pac actually goes for the KO this time cause he knows judges won't give him…

Comment by Panginoon on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=ModernTalking;12333868]Floyd is a smart man and he was right. Floyd: What if I fight PAC and I end up cripple or walk all bent over for the rest of my life. I know y'all ain't going to pay for my…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=Boxingwizard;12333787]I had it 115-114 for Bradley. Bradley's body work during that fight was phenomenal. He landed a lot of good body shots. In a rematch I think Bradley beats Pacquiao convincingly.[/QUOTE] For someone who sports the name "boxingwizard" you sure…

Comment by ModernTalking on 07-14-2012

Floyd is a smart man and he was right. Floyd: What if I fight PAC and I end up cripple or walk all bent over for the rest of my life. I know y'all ain't going to pay for my…

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