News February 2013

Tim Bradley unhappy with money and opponent

03.02.13

By @livefight

Ruslan will be fighting Tim Bradley on 30th March

WBO champion Timothy Bradley will defend his belt against the unheralded sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, the Russian born 29-year old Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16th despite the money on offer being substantially less than he would have hoped for, having dethroned Manny Pacquiao.

"I negotiated the purse, we came up with a number that wasn't ideal, but both sides could live with. Tim was willing to live with it because he wants to fight. Everyone feels like this fight will happen." said his manager Cameron Dunkin.

"It's an entertaining fight because this guy brings it. He comes hard and Tim comes hard. It should be a terrific fight."

Whilst Cameron is obviously trying to convince everyone this is actually a good fight, the reality is the 5'6 Provdnikov has already been handily outpointed by Mauricio Herrera at 140lbs and is going to be the weakest opponent of Bradley's career in the last 5 years.


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