Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence – Atlas predicts KO for “The Truth”

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ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas is picking unbeaten Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. to deal IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) his second defeat of his career on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Atlas gives the 27-year-old Spence a lot of credit in traveling over from the U.S to fight Brook in the “lion’s den” in the UK in front of his own British boxing fans, which could number as many as 32,000 by fight time.

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Did Timothy Bradley Embarrass Teddy Atlas?

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April 9, 2016 and what was billed as the final match of Manny Pacquiao’s luminous career came to a close without the expected fanfare. Much like Floyd Mayweather’s supposed retirement several months prior, the boxing world is not quite convinced Pacquiao will leave the sport. Interestingly, talk of Pacquiao’s final performance in the ring was not the main narrative of the night; boxing media instead was much more focused on Timothy Bradley’s alliance with new head trainer Teddy Atlas.

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Roach not sure if Bradley has improved with Atlas

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes that one of the biggest selling points for the third fight between his fighters Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley is the improvements that have been made in Bradley’s fighting style with new trainer Teddy Atlas. Arum thinks that this isn’t the same Bradley that Pacquiao fought in the past in 2012 and 2014, and got the better of in both fights.

Pacquiao lost the first fight in 2012 and won the second one in 2014. However, the general consensus is that Pacquiao was the better fighter in both fights with Bradley. Freddie Roach, the trainer for Pacquiao, says he cannot see how Bradley has improved with Atlas. The two only worked together for the Brandon Rios fight last November, and Rios came into the fight a fat 170lbs.

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