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Bradley: Diego Chaves ain’t no joke

Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) knows he’s in for a tough fight this Saturday night against the heavy-handed Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Bradley knows this could be potentially a very tough fight for him if Chaves brings his A-game and he’s able to connect with his power shots.

Bradley says he’s not going to take the 28-year-old Chaves lightly, because he doesn’t want this fight to be tougher than it needs to be. For Bradley to win this fight in flying colors, he’s going to need to treat Chaves much like he did Juan Manuel Marquez in using movement, a stiff jab and fast combinations to keep Chaves from landing his shots. Continue reading

Bradley open to brawling with Diego Chaves on Saturday

Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) will be facing a big puncher this Saturday night in Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) on HBO in a 12 round bout at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Bradley was badly hurt last year when he faced the hard-hitting Russian slugger Ruslan Provodnikov and chose to slug with him instead of boxing him. However, Bradley has since gained confidence after going 12 hard rounds with Manny Pacquiao last April.

Bradley lost the fight by a 12 round decision, but he was able to take Pacquiao’s best shots without getting concussed like he was against Provodnikov. Bradley says he’s looking forward to facing Chaves this Saturday night, and that he won’t shy away from punching with him when the two of them start trading with big power shots. Continue reading

Tim Bradley / Joel Diaz Interview Transcript

CARL MORETTI: December 13 will be Tim Bradley’s return to the ring against Diego Chaves who we expect to be 100%. No Visa drama for Diego like the last time for the Brandon Rios fight. Diego has been training for three months and arrives in Las Vegas this weekend. I know Tim is extremely focused on this fight – it’s the most important fight of his career because it’s the next fight in his career. This, along with two other fights that are really intriguing – the WBO middleweight championship fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee and the WBA interim super lightweight title battle between defending champion Mauricio Herrera and undefeated Jesse Benavidez Jr. – are both 50/50 fights. So without further ado, the great Tim Bradley, who after this call will be watching his favorite team as well as mine, the Dallas Cowboys, who also need a big win tonight. Continue reading

Tim Bradley To Be Honored

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. — The Palm Springs Walk of Stars will honor former two-division world champion professional boxer, humanitarian and Coachella Valley resident, TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY JR., with the 377th Golden Palm Star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars during a star dedication ceremony This Saturday! December 6, at Noon PT, at 110 N. Palm Canyon Drive. The public and media are invited to attend the star dedication ceremony. Continue reading

Bradley says Mayweather wouldn’t be the toughest opponent, but still wants to fight him

Welterweight contender Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) says he’s going to be moving up in weight to 154 to target the top fighters in that weight class. He’s specifically interested in fighting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto. Besides those guys, Bradley says he’d like to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr, because he’s already fought Manny Pacquuiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in the past.

Interestingly enough, Bradley doesn’t see Mayweather as being the toughest opponent for him. He doesn’t say who’s tougher, but you’d have to assume he means Pacquiao, Cotto or Canelo. Bradley’s coming off of a 12 round decision loss to Pacquiao in his last fight in April of this year in a one-sided loss. Continue reading

Bradley: Diego Chaves reminds me of Mayweather Jr

Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting for the first time since losing his WBO 147lb title when he steps inside the ring to face Argentinian Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) on December 13th on HBO from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Bradley thinks Chaves reminds him a little of Floyd Mayweather Jr with his fighting stance.

Chaves doesn’t have the hand speed or the mobility that Mayweather possesses, but he does like to stand in the pocket and use the shoulder roll like him. Continue reading

Bradley vs. Chaves/Herrera vs. Benavidez Tix Go On Sale

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 20, 2014) — Former two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY JR. returns to the ring where he will battle one-time interim welterweight world champion DIEGO “La Joya” CHAVES in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109). The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST. The telecast will open with World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion MAURICIO “El Maestro” HERRERA defending his title against undefeated contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. Continue reading

Bradley-Chaves undercard on 12/13: Andy Lee vs. Matt Korobov & Mauricio Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.

Top Rank is packaging the December 13th HBO Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) vs. Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) with some really interesting boxing action on the undercard as part of this triple-header card. The word is unbeaten #1 WBO Matt Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs) will be facing #3 WBO Andy Lee (33-2, 23 KOs).

Also, interim WBA World light welterweight champion Mauricio Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs) will be facing unbeaten Top Rank promoted Jose Benavidez Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs). This will be a big step up in class for the 22-year-old Benavidez Jr, because he’s still facing weak opposition at this point in his career. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana, Timothy Bradley, and more!

Layton F. (Brooklyn, NY): I never thought I’d see the day, but to me, Floyd Mayweather looked old and out of sorts. I just didn’t think he looked the same. Is it safe to say that he’s no longer the guy he was?

Vivek W. (ESB): The old adage has it that “time waits for no man”! Oddly, we’ve seen Floyd Mayweather dominate for so long that we’ve grown accustomed to the notion that he’s some blind exception to the rule, and unfortunately, this is not the case. While there were some points that just didn’t quite seem normal for him, statistically, we see the same level of success. From day one, Mayweather’s statistics have been mid to high 50 percentile (or greater) in offensive connection rates; all while holding the opponent down to a very low 20 percentile connection rate in exchange. Has he been touched a bit more lately? Certainly seems that way, but again, all percentages remain intact, so is he truly “slippin” (as Steven A. Smith of ESPN went on record to say)? Continue reading

Bradley Up For A Miguel Cotto Fight

Rumors of a possible matchup between newly crowned Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto and former WBO Welterweight Titlist Timothy Bradley have been circulating around the boxing community since Cottos victory over former Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez in June. Bradley’s Promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank Promotions, first brought up the idea for the matchup, one being at a catchweight of 155 pounds, allowing Cotto to be eligible to defend his title, or giving Bradley the opportunity to win it.

Cotto’s team has recently dispelled any rumors about the fight being in talks at the moment. Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz has complemented the rumors saying that the fight interests them. However Bradley finds himself in physical therapy until August at the earliest, so any name that gets rumored against him will have to wait a little while until a fight is in order. Continue reading