BRADLEY WILL BE TOO GOOD FOR RUGGED PACQUIAO SPARMATE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 06 Feb 2013
WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley who stirred a storm of protests following his controversial split decision win over Manny Pacquiao last June 6 is expected to be too good for Pacquiao’s rugged Russian sparring partner Ruslan Provodnikov when they clash at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California on March 16.
On the eve of a press conference to be hosted by Top Rank promoter Bobv Arum and Banner Promotions at the Millenium Biltmore in Los Angeles, Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin who also manages WBO/Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond Belt super bantamweight champion and “Fighter of the Year” Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire told the Manila Standard he believes Bradley “is too fast, too smart and too skilled” for Providnikov.
However, Dunkin conceded that Providnikov “is strong and is tough, can really punch and he’s going to really bring the fight” to the undefeated Bradley.
The 29 year old Provodnikov has only lost once with a total of 22 wins, 15 by knockout while Bradley is undefeated with an impressive record of 29-0 with 12 knockouts.
Bradley who is also 29, won the WBC light welterweight title with a twelve round split decision win over Junior Witter on May 10, 2008 and then added the WBO title with a unanimous decision over twelve rounds against Kenbdall Holt on April 4, 2009 before he moved up in weight to face Pacquiao and won the WBO welterweight crown in a controversial decision.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PACQUIAO-ALGIERI HAS MAKINGS OF A CLASSIC|
By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 30 Jul 2014GAB LOOKS INTO “LAST HOME STAND” CONTROVERSY
By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 30 Jul 2014COMING THROUGH IN CRUNCH TIME
By Ted Lerner, Wed, 30 Jul 2014Cohen Congratulates McCalla and Luis for ShoBox Victories Friday Night
By , Wed, 30 Jul 2014ARUM UPBEAT ON PACQUIAO-ALGIERI TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 29 Jul 2014PETALCORIN VS TELLO FOR VACANT INTERIM WBA FLYWEIGHT BELT
By Carlos Costa, Tue, 29 Jul 2014BLATCHE FITTING IN VERY WELL WITH GILAS PILIPINAS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 29 Jul 2014Salimbagat, Castro shine in US chess
By Marlon Bernardino, Tue, 29 Jul 2014ALOLOD TKOs FAJARDO, RETAINS PHILIPPINE LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Salvador Lopez, Tue, 29 Jul 2014FIGHT CARDS TO BE HELD REGULARLY AT MANDALUYONG CITY GYM
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 29 Jul 2014U.S. launch party in Big Apple KO win for Fight Network: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini Named adviser/fight analyst
By , Tue, 29 Jul 2014Indian Promoter Shyam Batra’s First London, UK Event - CALL OF DUTY - This Saturday
By , Tue, 29 Jul 2014MRI confirms Melson’s Tear; Treatment set for tomorrow!
By , Tue, 29 Jul 2014AUSTRALIAN PROMOTER BELIEVES PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT HAS TO HAPPEN TO SAVE BOXING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 29 Jul 2014DENVER CUELLO RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 29 Jul 2014FAVORITES ROMP TO EASY WINS ON OPENING DAY--Report from Day 1 of the WPA World Pool Team Championship in Beijing
By Ted Lerner, Tue, 29 Jul 2014“PINOY PRIDE” HITS DUBAI SEPTEMBER 5
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 28 Jul 2014MANALO KOs MARAYAN IN THE 1ST ROUND AT THE BAKBAKAN SA ELORDE
By Dionis Jacobe, Mon, 28 Jul 2014NBA -- Scott named Lakers head coach
By Homer D. Sayson, Mon, 28 Jul 2014NBA -- Nelson lands with the Mavericks
By Homer D. Sayson, Mon, 28 Jul 2014PENALOSA BROTHERS KEEP WINNING STREAK
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 27 Jul 2014PETALCORIN IN WBA INTERIM TITLE FIGHT IN SHANGHAI
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 27 Jul 2014Geale Losses in Spirited Effort, Jennings Gets Title Shot With Victory
By , Sun, 27 Jul 2014Triple G puts another electrifying show with TKO win over Daniel Geale in The Garden
By Rich Mazon , Sun, 27 Jul 2014