Found March 19, 2013 on
Back in June, Timothy Bradley scored a shocking upset of Manny Pacquiao in a split decision that went all 12 rounds. On Saturday, however, Bradley exemplified why the sport of boxing may want to cut out post-fight interviews going forward. Immediately after defeating Ruslan Provodnikov live on HBO, Bradley spoke to Max Kellerman (Yeah, remember him? The guy who used to host Around the Horn on ESPN?), and Kellerman immediately referred to something Bradley had told him only moments before, off camera. “Tim, what did you just tell me?” Kellerman asked Bradley. Except Bradley couldn’t come up with an answer. Despite telling Kellerman literally only seconds before that he had suffered a concussion early in the fight, Bradley could recall what he had just said. “What did I just say? I forgot.” Kellerman reminded him of the disclosure and Bradley went on the explain when he thought he suffered the concussion, and also gave some due respect to his opponent. In fact, the news gets worse, as...

Timothy Bradley says Ruslan Provodnikov is ‘much more powerful than (Manny) Pacquiao’

In the most exciting and brutal fight of 2013, Timothy Bradley survived and earned a narrow unanimous decision victory over the “Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov to successfully defend the WBO light welterweight championship on a chilly Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Scrapping on wobbly legs and hitting the canvas at least once, Bradley (30-0...

Ruslan Provodnikov’s losing effort against Timothy Bradley improves his standing

A Good Loss for Ruslan Provodnikov Much will be spoken and written about the scintillating action in the instant-classic bout between Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday night.  Bradley walked away with a well-deserved win and an upgrade to his debated legacy, but, in such a surprisingly spirited and unexpectedly rigorous affair, could Provodnikov’s loss be considered...

Weekend Afterthoughts On What's Next For Timothy Bradley And Ruslan Provodnikov, The Business ...

(Timothy Bradley, left, shares a moment with Ruslan Provodnikov, right, after the fight; photo credit: Chris Farina, Top Rank) With all the business maneuvering in the boxing news the past couple days, and despite heaping helpings of social media love, Timothy Bradley-Ruslan Provodnikov still might not have gotten the attention it deserves. Fights rarely come more stupefying...

HBO strikes back, will not buy Golden Boy fights

On Monday, HBO announced they would no longer buy fights from Golden Boy Promotions. “In order to achieve our goal of the best fighters in the most compelling matchups we’ve decided to focus our efforts and  

Top 4 recent fighters who lost but gained

Boxers Who Won Even Though They Lost: Sports is a bottom-line business. Everyone remembers the winner and no one remembers who came in second-place, so the saying goes. Boxing shares a lot of that dynamic, but is a sport where the loser can actually come out smelling like roses. In a sport where results are decided by judges, there are going to be a lot of “losers” who should...
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