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Bradley: Win Over Pacquiao Became Dark Point In My Life

BY The Sweet Science ON March 24, 2014
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Timothy Bradley Write-Up/Blog 2: Monday, March 24

Question For Tim Bradley - Talk about the frustration of winning the biggest fight of your life (first fight against Pacquiao) and not getting the recognition that goes with that.

“Well as many know the first Pacquiao fight I was just supposed to be another
opponent for the great Manny Pacquiao. Not many people gave me a chance to come out victorious especially not after the type of winning streak that he had been on. His previous seven fights Pacquiao had beaten and or destroyed Juan Manuel Marquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Joshua Clottey, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Oscar de la Hoya. 

“No one thought I had what it took to beat Manny Pacquiao. So when I did edge out the decision I never got the credit I deserved. I busted my butt in training camp as I always do for any fight but this was the biggest fight in my career so I pushed that much harder to prove to the world that I could beat Manny Pacquiao.


“When the decision was announced that I had done enough to beat Manny no one could believe what had happened -- and hardly anyone knew the physical conditions that I had gone through during the fight.

“Beating Pacquiao was supposed to be the turning point in who Timothy Bradley really is but instead it became a very dark point and time in my life. The boos turned into hatred and then hatred turned into death threats. I felt I had done enough to beat Paquiao but everyone was out to prove that I hadn't. 


“This was supposed to be my night but instead it turned into a night where an icon not only lost but was also "robbed" by me. Everyone sat there in shocked without realizing that I had just done what I set myself to do. No one stopped for a second and acknowledge my accomplishment. 


“Although I am certain I won the fight it is now time to once again show the world who Timothy Bradley really is. On April 12 we will settle for once and for all the uncertainty of boxing followers and those of the fans.


“This is my chance at redemption and I promise I will make the most of it.”

24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 premieres Saturday, March 29 at Midnight ET/PT on HBO. Show 2 debuts Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and show 3 debuts Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 takes place Sat., April 12 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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Radam G says:

Now a large amount of the Pac-haters are agreeing with Big Foot Bradley that he won the first bout and he is going to win the second one too. YUP! RIGHT!

The Cali Cranium Crusher -- with his delusional arse -- is getting KAYOED. And don't be surprised if he quits. Dude is going to get nuke. And it is going to make a lot of you haters PUKE!

They said -- whomever in the heck "They" are -- That God Don't [sic] Like ugly. Maybe God Doesn't Dig delusional, big-mouthed liars and haters neither.

In the month of the fool -- April's Fool -- the fools will neither shut up or put up. After Da Manny KAYO Bradley, they will come up with another hateful alibi. Their BS is always and always until the day they DIE. Holla!

Skibbz says:

Watched this the other night... Bradley was running his gums, a prelude to the running he'll be doing in the ring come the night of the fight.

He said he had it 8-4.. It's one thing accept perhaps it wasn't the right decision but to blatantly lie to the man you will be facing again... Pain.

Pac will be dishing it out and big foot will have no choice but to take it till he drops!

TingsSproledo says:

This cat is basically saying HE'S the victim here. LOL. What a buffoon.

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