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Timothy Bradley will successfully defend the WBO light welterweight championship against Russian Ruslan Provodnikov tomorrow night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The 29-year-old Bradley (29-0-0-1, 12 KOs), also a former two-time light welterweight titlist who has trumped solid pugilists Lamont Peterson and Devon Alexander, last fought on June 9 when he unwittingly stole Manny Pacquiao’s crown with a criminally incompetent split decision victory at the MGM Grand Arena in “Sin City.” Despite the inexplicable scoring by a trio of dimwits, the feathery-fisted Bradley showed heart and grit by continuing to battle Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) with a … Continue reading →
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The gift and the curse of Timothy Bradley is this.
He has no power, but he has the heart of a brawler. Against most opponents, that has been enough to just overwhelm them. Bradley has won a lot of fights, just on sheer will power.
Against Provodnikov, he ran into someone, with as much heart as he had and a lot more power.
You mix in Bradley’s Heart and stubbornness to box, with...
Saturday night's HBO-televised Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov WBO Welterweight title fight turned into something much more than most fans expected. It became a memorable, back-and-forth brawl between two guys with tons of heart and absolutely zero give. Bradley ended up retaining his championship and his undefeated record with a decision win, and while he deserved the...
The official Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov weigh-ins were held this afternoon in advance of their Saturday night bout in Carson, California, to be televised in the main event of an HBO Boxing card. Right here, you'll find the Bradley vs. Provodnikov weigh-in results and photos.
Bradley vs. Provodnikov
Bradley: 146.6 lbs
Provodnikov: 146.6 lbs
Was this a weightlifting...
Earlier today in Manhattan Beach, Top Rank Boxing put on the weigh ins for March 16th’s title fight between Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov. It was not a packed house at the Marriott Hotel as with other weigh ins and we can only hope that this will not be true of The Home Depot Center tomorrow night.
Our crack photographer Freddy Sosa took some quick shots and you can see...
Timothy Bradley overcame an early beating and a 12th-round knockdown to win a narrow unanimous decision over Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday night, defending his WBO welterweight belt in dramatic style.
Bradley (30-0) barely survived a thriller with the unheralded Provodnikov (22-2) in the champion's first bout since beating Manny Pacquiao in a much-debated split decision last...
Timothy Bradley overcame a knockdown and what he says was a concussion to beat Ruslan Provodnikov in one of the most exciting fights of the year.
Bradley, who was fighting for the first time since winning a controversial decision over Manny Pacquiao last June, was awarded a unanimous decision victory by the judges. Two judges had the fight 114-113, while the third had it 115-112...
The final press conference for the Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov card was held on Wednesday afternoon. Right here, you'll find a full collection of photos and video from the event, getting a chance to see what the fighters are looking like and what they have to say about the upcoming match, just days away from squaring off in the ring.
On the undercard, Jessie...
In the most exciting and brutal fight of 2013, Timothy Bradley earned a unanimous decision victory over Russian Ruslan Provodnikov to successfully defend the WBO light welterweight championship on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Although hitting the canvas at least once, the 29-year-old Bradley (30-0-0-1, 12 KOs), also a former two-time light welterweight...
The final press conference took place for the “championship” bout between Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov at The Conga Room in Los Angeles yesterday. The entire card was present as Jessie Vargas, “Lucky boy” Omotoso, Oscar Valdez and others spoke on their debut match ups on HBO this Saturday night.
Timothy Bradley, Ruslan Provodnikov and their camps were professional...
Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov was a war, and while everyone was anticipating the surefire Fight of the Year candidacy of Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II in two weeks, Bradley vs. Provodnikov beat that bout to the punch. Tim Bradley survived a major scare in the 12th round -- and several others along the way -- to win a close, hard-earned Unanimous Decision victory.
Timothy Bradley may have been inspired by the first round of Jessie Vargas vs. Wale Omotoso as Bradley tried to go toe to toe with Provodnikov, this was not a good idea for Timothy Bradley. He would be dazed in the first two rounds taking a pounding from Ruslan Provodnikov. Bradley getting in a deeply [...]
Timothy Bradley could've fought intelligently against Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday night on HBO and secured a victory with relative ease, but instead, perhaps driven by the fan animosity toward him over the bunk Manny Pacquiao win, he fought like a much stupider, much more awesome version of himself. It nearly got him knocked out. Instead, he won a narrow unanimous decision. It...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Timothy Bradley is a two-division world champion and an exemplary citizen. Yet he never sparked much passion in the boxing world.
Not until he finished his 30th fight with wobbly legs and glassy eyes Saturday night, barely staying upright to the final bell against Ruslan Provodnikov.
A classy boxer became a raw fighter...
Carson, Calif. -- Not even the Cold War was this violent.
In a do-or-die battle featuring swollen eyes, brutal exchanges, and multiple momentum swings, American Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs) successfully defended his WBO welterweight title Saturday against Russia's Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs), winning a close, but unanimous decision by scores of 114-113, 114-113,...
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