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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 Provodnikov punching power and stalking style and what you had was the fight of the year in boxing so far.
The only black eye, so to speak, was that Provodnikov should have gotten a draw, but the ref missed a clear knockdown in the first round.
Instant replay needs to be added in boxing to correct these type of mistakes, Bradley would have still kept his belt, but no one would have argued with a draw.
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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
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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
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World Welterweight Championship: Timothy Bradley, Jr. vs. Ruslan Provodnikov -- HBO, 10:15 p.m.
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