WBC: Closing Cycles

By Mauricio Sulaiman

WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

CLOSING CYCLES

During the past two weeks a series of news stories have come from great warriors of the ring announcing their retirement from boxing. So many stories, memories, and glory moments came from these heroes of the ring. Just as they began to box as kids with dreams to capture glory, they all now stand tall with the praise of millions all over the world for their accomplishments.

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Tim Bradley to call Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN: “Manny is still overwhelmingly fast, can still beat A-Grade fighters even on a bad day

Tim Bradley - True warrior Timothy Bradley knows perhaps more about Manny Pacquiao than any of Pac Man's other ring opposition with the exception of Juan Manuel Marquez. Bradley, as fans know, thrice fought Pacquiao, winning the first encounter via hugely controversial decision, losing the other two bouts on the score cards.

True warrior Timothy Bradley knows perhaps more about Manny Pacquiao than any of Pac Man’s other ring opposition with the exception of Juan Manuel Marquez. Bradley, as fans know, thrice fought Pacquiao, winning the first encounter via hugely controversial decision, losing the other two bouts on the score cards.

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Tim Bradley discusses possible retirement, says his health is his priority

Tim Bradley - Warrior Tim Bradley, last seen in the ring doing battle for a third time with superstar Manny Pacquiao in April, has gone on record stating how he is mulling over the idea of retiring sooner rather than later. Bradley, speaking with FightHub, said “I think about it (retirement) a lot.”

Warrior Tim Bradley, last seen in the ring doing battle for a third time with superstar Manny Pacquiao in April, has gone on record stating how he is mulling over the idea of retiring sooner rather than later. Bradley, speaking with FightHub, said “I think about it (retirement) a lot.”

A great fighter who thrilled fans with, amongst other bouts, his almost unbelievably entertaining 12 round war with Ruslan Provodnikov – this incredible, up-from-the-floor 2013 win arguably being the most exciting of Bradley’s 36 pro fights – Bradley says he “can’t complain,” and that at age 33 he feels he has “done pretty damn well,” which is of course an understatement.

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Tim Bradley to stay with Top Rank for two more years, eyes big fight with Miguel Cotto

Tim Bradley - Warrior Timothy Bradley, a fighter rarely seen in a dull fight, has signed a two year extension with Top Rank Promotions, the promoters “Desert Storm” has been with for over half of his pro career; so reports Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Bradley, last seen losing his rubber-match with Manny Pacquiao in April, wants to fight again in December of this year, so said Todd duBoef, and if this doesn’t happen, the plan will be for the former 140 and 147-pound champ to box again in January of next year.

Warrior Timothy Bradley, a fighter rarely seen in a dull fight, has signed a two year extension with Top Rank Promotions, the promoters “Desert Storm” has been with for over half of his pro career; so reports Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Bradley, last seen losing his rubber-match with Manny Pacquiao in April, wants to fight again in December of this year, so said Todd duBoef, and if this doesn’t happen, the plan will be for the former 140 and 147-pound champ to box again in January of next year.

The man Bradley, 33-2-1(13) wants to face before his exciting career comes to an end is another former champ who is approaching the final great moments of his career: Miguel Cotto. “That’s one of the fights Tim would like before he is done with his career,” Monica Bradley said to ESPN.com. Cotto, at age 35, is three years older than Bradley and the Puerto Rican legend has not boxed since losing a competitive decision to the much bigger and younger Canelo Alvarez last November. But Cotto is looking to fight again in December and Bradley would make a great opponent choice.

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Did Timothy Bradley Embarrass Teddy Atlas?

Tim Bradley - 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.

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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