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Timothy Bradley: The Modern Day Marvin Hagler

Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez will face off on HBO PPV Saturday Oct. 12 in what is expected to be an epic bout.

(KNOCKOUT NATION) For Timothy Bradley, his upcoming fight with Juan Manuel Marquez isn’t about money. This is all about respect. Although he is unbeaten with a record of 30-0-1 (12 KOs), the general boxing community doesn’t believe that he belong with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Marquez and the man many think he was given a gift decision against, Manny Pacquiao. At this point, Bradley demands your respect and will run through any opposition that stands in his way. Knockout Nation spoke to Bradley and got his take on the upcoming fight, why he is “The Modern Day Marvin Hagler” and whether he wants to face Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao next.

When was the moment that you figured that you and Marquez would be on a collision course? Was it after the Pacquiao fight?

Timothy Bradley:
I’ve always wanted to fight Marquez. Most of the time he was either tied up with Pacquiao or somebody else. After he knocked out Pacquiao I knew I’d get a shot at him. It was weird. Early on this year his team put out a statement saying he would never fight me and I should forget about it. After the Provodnikov fight they were all “We want to fight Bradley!” They must have seen something in that fight. I didn’t fight like I normally fight. I chose to brawl more than box. They feel like I am damaged goods and they are going to expose me and knock me out. I’m here to tell everyone that’s not going to happen, I’m 110% and I’m fine. Everyone will definitely see a fired up and determined Bradley who is going to prove to the world that I’m one of the best fighters in the game today. Whether I’m #1, 2 or 3, I’m right there.

KON: Did they make a mistake by looking at your last fight with Provodnikov?

Bradley: Absolutely. I think they feel that I’m a fighter at heart and when the tough gets going and I’m going to fight, they are right about that. But people always say that you’re only as good as your last fight and I think that’s baloney. I think you can always get better and adjust. If that’s the case, why do fighters bounce back after a loss? Many fighters do that. They made a mistake wanting to fight me. He’s a great fighter and Nacho is a great trainer. He’s just got to come out and take my title from me. He wants to be the Mexican fighter to win five belts in five weight classes and that’s not going to happen.

KON: Do you think Marquez is a more difficult opponent style wise than Pacquiao?

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  • Gregory Wayne Lamen

    my respect for this guy grew even more..he really has a very strong will..unbreakable.. if you’re a true boxing fan, you’d appreciate that..

  • Lamarr Lewis

    this guy sucks mayweather would kill this dude easy

    • reyocs

      mayweather is a coward boxer

      • cromthelaughinggod7

        Either you are mexican or white? You speak something that makes no sense an undefeated fighter who fought one of possibly the future champions Canelo young and outclassed him a coward. Yeah shut yo dumb ass up b*tch! You know nada zero about boxing! You just just the usual hater! No facts just a sh*t mouth! That is why you got no convo from anyone but me for attention.

  • He may KO Marquez, but I doubt he’ll get the decision…unless he’s a Don King fighter.

    Either way, this isn’t a fight to miss.

    • reyocs

      bradley by decision..
      undercards steals the show

      • Who’s on the undercard?

        I see Bradley being more active, but he got hit a lot in the Povtkin or whatever fight, and I don’t see him outboxing Marquez…even if I can see him out hustling him.

        Politics will give Bradley the decision, but I doubt he’ll actually earn it, & Mayweather will pick Bradley apart.

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  • AlphaICaesar

    Bullshit, b. Hagler was a legend he need to put in more work before even fixing his lips for that title.

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  • $18916246

    Insult…so what we comparing here bald heads….Bradley is just a fighter that is yet to be recognized as a defeated fighter. He lacks stamina and in no way compares to Hagler other than being black, male, and bald. C’mon no true boxing fan, analyst, would say such a thing. This guy though he fought a close fight with Manny he convincing lost his next title match to Provodnikov. False confidence is no way to carry a champion’s boxing career. If you really lost your last fight, how do you train for your next fight without facing your previous flawed performance? So Bradley’s ego alone is supposed to get him past Marquez tonite? Ok.

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  • $18916246

    Bradley wins?…12 round decision..and off on the magic carpet he goes…so I guess he’ll fight Manny next….

    • Sniggih Smalls

      dude him and manny already fought.

      • $18916246

        Bruh uh….I’m clearly suggesting a rematch. You didn’t read what I said below.