Bradley Fires Back At “Haters” Who Chide Him For Disloyalty

Tim Bradley took to the mic at the Wynn today and said he's ready to fight Saturday. He hesitated, during the final presser ahead of his clash with Brandon Rios, and said he wasn't sure if he wanted to deliver a planned monologue..and then did so.

He protested that he's a smart person, and said he owns more homes than he can count, and he doesn't owe the bank anything, and has money for his kids' college. He said he is smart, and as evidence, picked the best promoter, and one of the best managers, in Cameron Dunkin. A couple years ago, he dumped Dunkin, and had his wife Monica take over. He explained he told Monica to learn everything from Dunkin, so he could save ten percent.

Bradley was reacting to chatter in the press and on social media about dumping long time trainer Joe Diaz, and basically said that he's smart, and that he did the right thing there, when he replaced him with Teddy Atlas.

My take: he was speaking from the heart, with emotion, and feels maybe somewhat defensive about maybe being perceived as disloyal, ahead of that HBO clash with Rios on a Top Rank card.

Fans, you talk to me. Did you see his speech? How did you perceive it? Me, I think being business savvy is great. But loyalty is to me more praise-wrthy than saving that ten percent. Would he have gotten to this place without Dunkin's help in steering? And what about sticking with the same partner who got you to the big dance, in Diaz? I don't know…I thought the performance was weird. Your thoughts?

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-deepwater2 :

[br] title="Bradley Fires Back At Haters Who Chide Him For Disloyalty"[/br][br] /[/br]Tim Bradley took to the mic at the Wynn today and said he's ready to fight Saturday. He hesitated, during the final presser ahead of his clash with Brandon Rios, and said he wasn't sure if he wanted to deliver a planned monologue..and then did so. He protested that he's a smart person, and said he owns more homes than he can count, and he doesn't owe the bank anything, and has money for his kids' college. He said he is smart, and as evidence, picked the best promoter, and one of the best managers, in Cameron Dunkin. A couple years ago, he dumped Dunkin, and had his wife Monica take over. He explained he told Monica to learn everything from Dunkin, so he could save ten percent. Bradley was reacting to chatter in the press and on social media about dumping long time trainer Joe Diaz, and basically said that he's smart, and that he did the right thing there, when he replaced him with Teddy Atlas. My take: he was speaking from the heart, with emotion, and feels maybe somewhat defensive about maybe being perceived as disloyal, ahead of that HBO clash with Rios on a Top Rank card. Fans, you talk to me. Did you see his speech? How did you perceive it? Me, I think being business savvy is great. But loyalty is to me more praise-wrthy than saving that ten percent. Would he have gotten to this place without Dunkin's help in steering? And what about sticking with the same partner who got you to the big dance, in Diaz? I don't know...I thought the performance was weird. Your thoughts?
I predicted/predict that Rios pulls out the win. Boxing is mental.Tim doesn't seem like he has his focus under control. Saving some money is OK.Being loyal to the people that helped build you into the fighter you are,might be worth more than the 10%. The trainer switch might backfire. If Tim is over thinking in there he will lose to Rios who isn't thinking too much but he is coming to fight.


-Radam G :

It is always loyalty above greed. There are things more than moolah that you will need. Chemistry and trust are at the top. Without them, you will be a flop. TB probably lucked out with TA. But whatever happens will not surprise me, I must say. Holla!


-kidcanvas :

if you go to my Twitter acct,the first thing youll see is: .."Loyalty is everything to me" i hear you woodsy..i do think that in this business especially, that you have to do things to protect yourself and make sure your getting what you need,in Boxing the "window" of opportunity is a short one. that in itself should trump keeping someone around thats not doing it for you anymore.it cant be personal. Tim is a smart guy,hes shown that over and over again,as professional as he is ,it wont have any impact what so ever.. He can still be loyal and make the change,diaz should accept that and move on


-King Beef :

Didn't see the speech so I can't speak on that, but I do think Loyalty trumps money in the long run. ( the old heads always told us ..."All money ain't good money") If Tim thinks Diaz couldn't take him any further and Teddy can; then so be it, that's his choice. If you don't look out for yourself nobody else will.


-Radam G :

Didn't see the speech so I can't speak on that, but I do think Loyalty trumps money in the long run. ( the old heads always told us ..."All money ain't good money") If Tim thinks Diaz couldn't take him any further and Teddy can; then so be it, that's his choice. If you don't look out for yourself nobody else will.
A man's choice is his, but I believe in calling a spade a spade. TB's change of da whole 9 was wifey interference plain and simple. No difference from wifey Robin Givens running interference with "Iron" Mike's management and trainer back in da day. Holla!


-King Beef :

A man's choice is his, but I believe in calling a spade a spade. TB's change of da whole 9 was wifey interference plain and simple. No difference from wifey Robin Givens running interference with "Iron" Mike's management and trainer back in da day. Holla!
I would hope not, but if she is/was, then it's probably not going to work out too well.....ala Jin and Shane, and Mike and Robin (like you said) and probably the countless others we don't hear about. I don't particularly care for the pick Dunkin's brain and then drop him (if that was indeed the plan) , but switching trainers; if you believe your at a stand still...hey go for it.