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Old 03-16-2013, 11:01 PM   #946
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He's not a scrub tonight.

That's why I'm surprised. Tim was so close to being ko'd.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #947
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That's why Bradley is not a top 10 pound for pound boxer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=hoBOGQx_oRc
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #948
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Bradley should've been down like 4 times
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #949
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Bradley showed some heart in this fight. He needs to move down to the 140 lbs division because legit Welterweight will KO him.

115-114, 114-113 (2). Tim wins via UD.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #950
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Get Bradley and Guerrero out of the ring magazine lbs for lbs ranking. Put Carl Froch, Brian Villoria, or Mickey Garcia.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #951
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Bradley should've been down like 4 times
I don't know any other welters who can hit harder than Ruslan. And this was Ruslans first fight at 147.
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I don't know any other welters who can hit harder than Ruslan. And this was Ruslans first fight at 147.


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Old 03-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #953
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:52 PM   #954
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This fight did the complete opposite of what Tim Bradley wanted to gain.

First, he hand picked Ruslan, said he'd be a great fight ... yeah. But what did it prove, that he has no power. And that alot of people think he last this match also.

Also, he apparently put on 40 pounds after the Manny fight ... on purpose.

He thought the Manny win was bad for his career, this one was even worse.



Ruslan gained fans, why Bradley lost even more ...
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I don't know any other welters who can hit harder than Ruslan. And this was Ruslans first fight at 147.

Seriously? He wouldn't even be the hardest hitter at 140.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:45 AM   #957
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This fight did the complete opposite of what Tim Bradley wanted to gain.

First, he hand picked Ruslan, said he'd be a great fight ... yeah. But what did it prove, that he has no power. And that alot of people think he last this match also.

Also, he apparently put on 40 pounds after the Manny fight ... on purpose.

He thought the Manny win was bad for his career, this one was even worse.



Ruslan gained fans, why Bradley lost even more ...
Bradley showed more heart in this fight than ever. His biggest criticism was that he was soft. He took that Russian's best shots and kept fighting hard. How can this possibility hurt his popularity?
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:54 AM   #958
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Bradley showed more heart in this fight than ever. His biggest criticism was that he was soft. He took that Russian's best shots and kept fighting hard. How can this possibility hurt his popularity?
You heard the boo's, after the fight. Most there (close to his hometown) thought Ruslan won.

Also, I've never seen Ruslan fight, most were calling him a C-level ESPN2 fighter.

I think goin toe-to-toe with a ESPN fighter (not my words, he sure didn't look like one too me) hurt him tonight. If he came in and destroyed him it would have been different. It was have erased the Pacman memories. He also got knocked down twice.
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Bradley fought the wrong fight againts Provodnikov. He beat better boxers than Ruslan in the 140 lbs weight division.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:26 AM   #960
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It was a stylistic issue for Bradley. Provodnikov was all wrong for Tim with his brutal straight right that Bradley couldn't get away from. It happens and that's why the mantra "styles make fights" is so cliche but also so true when it comes to professional prize fighting.

This fight does not hurt Bradley in the least. This guy has gotten a raw deal and I'm not even much of a Bradley guy. I don't think he is a great fighter, but rather a tough guy that is solid in pretty much all areas, but not outstanding in any one... except for chin and guts.

Still, that Pacquiao fight was closer than the announcers made it seem.

HBO Bias Exposed

Did I think Manny won that fight? Yes... But I thought it was close. Certainly not "robbery" status. And, certainly not enough for Bradley to basically have his name soiled because he got that decision, which is what has happened.

Even if it was a total farce of a decision (which it wasn't), how is that Bradley's fault?

Just really weird the way the public and the promoters have reacted to that fight.


In the same light, NO WAY Bradley's win tonight should diminish him. That was one of the gutsiest performances I have seen in a long time from a fighter. Just about any other fighter would have been down and out 5-6 times in the first 2 rounds alone.

Bradley persevered against a guy who matched up perfectly against him, adapted his style and gutted out a win. This should enhance Bradley, as far as I'm concerned. I want to watch this guy fight again, and like I said, I'm not the biggest Bradley guy... Or, at least I wasn't before tonight.
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