Timothy Bradley Fighter Blog Week 2: Juan Manuel Marquez

[VIDEO] Timothy Bradley talks about his strong will as a fighter and what he think he has that Marquez cannot handle.

Timothy Bradleyby Timothy Bradley

I definitely agree that my will and determination is something which differentiates me from other fighters. I may not be the most skilled or most loved fighter, but I am a warrior and that cannot be taken from me.

It will take a real smart fighter to ever beat me.  I have yet to meet that man in the ring. I have the insatiable  hunger and desire to win, to remain undefeated.

Against Provodnikov, I went after him even though I was hurt.  I knew going in he would be a strong, tough, dangerous fighter but that didn't stop me from coming out throwing hard punches. In the third round he landed a very big, powerful punch.

My corner was yelling at me to 'box, box, box!'  Once I started to box and it was a lot easier for me. Provodnikov felt my punches. His face was swollen when the fight was over. It takes a lot of hard punches to do that.

Marquez is a late-bloomer who got better and better. He is a legend.  The greatest Mexican fighter of his era.  He has a great trainer in Nacho Beristain. But they will never stop my will to win. I will win because I have to win.  It's in my DNA. And I will be a bigger name because of my will to win.

I have one goal – go into the ring, win and retire the great Juan Manuel Marquez.

Bradley vs. Marquez: Fighters Face Off


24/7 Bradley/Marquez debuts Sat., Sept. 28 on HBO immediately after World Championship Boxing triple header.

Bradley vs. Marquez welterweight title fight takes place Sat., Oct. 12 live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT.


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