Both Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov have suffered losses in their last fights.
Bradley wasn’t able to solidify his first victory against Manny Pacquiao which he claimed in June of 2012, and lost the rematch in April of this year via UD.
Provodnikov, who was considered a possible next opponent for Manny Pacquiao, lost that opportunity by losing his last fight to Chris Algieri via SD.
Now that both Bradley and Provodnikov are looking to reclaim their momentum, what could possibly be a better way than to offer the boxing fans a rematch between the two of them? After all, their first fight, which Bradley had won, was impressive and highly entertaining; with part of the boxing community still suggesting that Provodnikov should have been announced the winner that night. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special three guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The exclusive presentation will feature expert trainer Joel Diaz, Heavyweight contender David “El Nino“ Rodriguez, and elite level trainer Abel Sanchez.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be the ultra dedicated and always entertaining Joel Diaz, head trainer of Tim Bradley. The Indio, California based fight coach will give our listeners the boxing 411 on Tim’s health, and give us a projection as to when fight fans should expect to see “Desert Storm” back in the ring. Joel will also discuss recent match-ups, as well as future bouts on the 2014 boxing calendar. Continue reading
Many boxing fans were calling for Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao to retire since he was 35 years old and coming off two losses in his last three bouts, yet he proved a great deal of them wrong as he demonstrated that he`s still one of the best fighters in the world in defeating, top ten pound for pound boxer, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, en route to a twelve round unanimous decision. His speed, power and aggressiveness was too much for Bradley, especially in the last six rounds of this matchup.
Thankfully, this time the judges correctly score the bout for Pacquiao, giving him two scorecards of 116-112 and one scorecard 118-110, as opposed to their first encounter, where the Pac Man destroyed Bradley, yet ended up on the wrong end of the one of the worst decisions boxing has seen in a long time. Continue reading
The concluding result of Saturday’s bout in Las Vegas is not foreign to me or my pre-fight forecast. I do not even have the luxury of ownership of this prediction because many of us considered this outcome with a higher probability relative to some of their other outcomes. However, the manner in which the bout transpired was not anything I could have reasonably predicted.
At times I found myself weaving and throwing double hooks in the air having been drawn into the fire fight which was taking place in front of me yet many miles away. Who would have known that the pursuit of validation would inspire the storm we witnessed. Questions have been asked and on Saturday answers found. Continue reading
This past Saturday night, almost two years since his controversial decision loss to Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao was able to claim a well deserved victory over the previously unbeaten Bradley.
It looked like a tough match for both men, but in the second half of the fight, it was Pacquiao that picked up the pace, while Bradley looked like he was leaking stamina as the rounds went on.
But is Pacquiao truly satisfied with his history with Bradley? Does Manny’s victory over Bradley label Timothy as Pacquiao’s past? Continue reading
It may have been three days before Tax Day in the U.S. but that did not prevent Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO from filing a very happy return to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world championship throne. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, won an emphatic unanimous decision on Saturday night while avenging his controversial 2012 loss to the previously undefeated two-division defending world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a big “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this weekend’s dramatic rematch from Las Vegas, Nevada, between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley!!
At the half hour mark of the show, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is honored to feature elite level trainer Ronnie Shields!! The Houston, Texas based fight coach will talk about the upcoming fight card on April 19th from Washington DC, as well as the rumors that his fighter, Erislandy Lara will take on Canelo Alvarez on July 12th via PPV. Continue reading
The “Pacquiao-Bradley II” yesterday showed me only two things when I watched it on replay this morning. Let me share them with you as I quickly make this piece to briefly dissect what happened in the “show.”
One is Freddie Roach hasn’t solved yet the problem of his pupil with good counter punchers. It only goes to prove that Manny Pacquiao’s power purely lies not on his ability to knockout a fellow boxer, but on his opponent’s inability to effectively counter punch the “one-two” signature combination of Pacman.
Timothy Bradley was a smart tactician in the fight who suddenly veered from his team’s plan to engage Pacquiao only in the early rounds to test the waters, shock Pacquiao and gain some points, deviating from their original “strike then back off” strategy for much of the rounds. Bradley succeeded anyhow on occasions being “aggressive” all throughout the “passive” slugfest. Continue reading
Heading into tonight’s rematch in Las Vegas it was tough to predict who would come out victorious in the rematch between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. It was also interesting to see how this fight would play out a second time and what would change. Early on it was a very different fight where Bradley looked like a poised veteran coming forward with confidence and landing hard punches that looked like they hurt Pacquiao. Manny looked slower, vulnerable, and behind at the midway point. As the sixth round came near the close Bradley dropped his hands to taunt Pacquiao and bobbed and weaved out of harm’s way. However, this was the turning point as Bradley took his foot completely off the gas and in reality it was hard to find a round after six to give to Bradley until the eleventh. It was hard to tell whether Bradley got tired, cocky, or hurt something because he stopped fighting and spent the next couple of rounds posing and taunting rather than fighting and it gave Pacquiao a lead on the cards but he robbed himself of the momentum. Continue reading
Manny Pacquiao has proven once again that he is one of the best boxers in the world when he dominated Timothy Bradley in a twelve action fight at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight.
Bradley has said before their anticipating rematch that he would deliver a lot of punches and move around well in the ring in order to convince judges’ decisions. This is true. Bradley has delivered a lot of shots and some these have connected well, but because of Manny’s power and speed, bradley has come short and did not win.
However, Bradley has gotten the respect that he wanted to earn after contemplating a suicide after his highly controversial win against Pacquiao years ago. Although he lost to the Filipino champ, he came to fight and gave his best, but Pacquiao has repelled his attacks. Continue reading