Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Timothy Bradley Talks Rios-Alvarado II, The Future

by Luis Sandoval

WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley was in attendance at the Mandalay Bay this past Saturday night to witness a great war provided by Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. Within a span of three weeks, fight fans have been treated to two Fight of the Year candidates with the possibility of the four fighters involved in those fights possibly facing each other next.

Bradley spoke to several members of the media after the fight and besides being in awe like most of us at ringside; he also shared what surprised him the most about both guys after fighting a 12 round battle.

“Just the stamina. The stamina those guys have. The will they have. Rios, he never quit man. He never stopped and neither did Mike. He just kept coming and coming and Mike adjusted in the ring. He got caught early and he got hurt and he just made adjustments. And Rios didn't really make an adjustment. I saw one adjustment that he made; he stopped getting hit with the overhand right and started taking it away and started blocking that left side. That was one adjustment that I saw but for the most part he just comes forward, comes forward and applies so much pressure on you man that he doesn't allow you to breathe in there” shared Bradley.

While Golden Boy may appear to have a strong hold on the 140 and 147 divisions, Top Rank has 6 fighters in their stable that could all be mixed and matched. Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley, Ruslan Provodnikov, Brandon Rios and now interim WBO Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado.

Bradley was asked about potential future opponents and he said he’s willing to take on any of the aforementioned fighters and is ready whenever the opportunities are presented to him.

“I mean I'm interested in any fights that make sense to boxing, for boxing [and] for everybody involved. Top Rank, if that's something they want to do, Cameron Dunkin if that's something he wants to do, I'll entertain any of those matches” said Bradley.

“I've always had options man. I mean a lot of people didn't believe I had options but I always had them. Top Rank are my promoters and they're here to promote me. I gotta fight somebody! I gotta fight somebody so they're here working and we're working together. It's their job to promote me and that's what they're doing and it’s my job to get in there and fight.”

Bradley was well received by the crowd at the Rios-Alvarado rematch. He admitted to feeling vindicated after being haunted by constant criticism and backlash over his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao last June. With his own Fight of the Year candidate fight under his belt already, Bradley indeed looks to have restored his image with the boxing public.

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.

Tags: Timothy Bradley image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The-Storm on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=TangInaMo Floyd;13209476]BRADLEY vs MARQUEZ PACMAN vs ALVARADO RIOS vs PROVODNIKOV:boxing:[/QUOTE] This is the best fights to be made for TR imo..Bradley vs Marquez should be a PPV with Rios Prov on the Undercard..

Comment by Supreme Being on 04-03-2013

BRADLEY vs MARQUEZ PACMAN vs ALVARADO RIOS vs PROVODNIKOV:boxing:

Comment by The-Storm on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;13208779]People talk about boxing fans crying and complaining. Then one guy even tried to say that nationalistic fans are better than a real fan who enjoys the sport and all who compete. Yet 90% of the boxing fans nationalistic or…

Comment by Bushbaby on 04-03-2013

People talk about boxing fans crying and complaining. Then one guy even tried to say that nationalistic fans are better than a real fan who enjoys the sport and all who compete. Yet 90% of the boxing fans nationalistic or…

Comment by Hougigo on 04-03-2013

Just like I said... mix and match the 6 fighters Also, good to see him and his wife having fun at the fight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Mayweather: I'm Taking Bigger Risk Than McGregor; Legacy on Line Nicholas Walters Cancels His Return Due To Illness, Eyes Fall Bout Shakur Stevenson: I Plan on Taking Over The Sport of Boxing Paddy Barnes To Return On October 6 In Scotland Whyte: We Are Trying To Make Noise To Get The Wilder Fight White: Malignaggi Had To Leave, He Got His Ass Whooped Bad! Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Risk All Around Mayweather: McGregor 'Extremely Dirty' Even With Cortez in Camp McGregor: I'm Confident I'll Walk Through Mayweather's Shots Arum Aims To Finalize Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Soon, at Suncorp Beterbiev-Koelling, Magdaleno-Juarez To Land at Cosmo in Vegas Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Joseph Parker, Future Plans Video: Julius Indongo Ready For Terence Crawford Showdown Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut Frampton vs. Gutierrez Will Not Be Rescheduled, Now Cancelled Mayweather Assesses What He Saw in McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Mike Gavronski vs. Bryan Vera Set For September 9 Espinoza on Why SHO Rejected McGregor-Malignaggi Footage Alex Saucedo vs. Gustavo Vittori on Top Rank's Sept. 22 Card Bob Arum Talks Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux News: Andre Ward Update, Cornflake LaManna, Lucien Reid, More David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Lands on Showtime, Sept. 8 Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Ready For War Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: No Problem Fighting Luis Ortiz, But Pulev is Next Floyd Mayweather With New Venture, Starts Gym Franchise McGregor 'Very Pleased' With NSAC Picks for Referee, Judges Shawn Porter Withdraws From Thomas Dulorme Clash Skoglund Sparring With Kessler, Ready To Shock Callum Smith Kopylenko vs. Scott Set For September 15 in Rosemont Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo Ordered To Purse Bid on August 28 Roach Says He'll Pick Sparring Partners for Pacquiao This Time Indongo Does Not Rule Out Lipinets Mandatory Showdown Roach: Mikey Garcia Wants Pacquiao - I'd Love To See That Fight! Sanchez: Canelo Best Counter-Puncher, Not Biggest Puncher for GGG Cleverly: Me and Badou Jack Could Be 'Real Fight' of The Night Maurice Hooker on Return, Feels Crawford Will Stop Indongo Late Bradley Skeete Vows To Chase Down Jeff Horn Title Fight Arum Eyes Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings, Next Spring on ESPN
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement