This past week we had a moment to sit down with Tim Bradley during a training session for his November 7 fight against Brandon Rios. Growing up in a rough neighborhood, where gangs ran rampant, Bradley learned at a young age to stand up for himself. Getting in and out of trouble as a youth, Bradley started boxing, which helped him turn a page in his life. Stepping into the ring allowed him to stay focused. His competitive nature pushed him to be the best fighter he could be. From a young age, his father taught him to be tough, strong and always fight for everything. Bradley carries this mentality with him to this day, and it has allowed him to be considered one of the best at his craft.
When asked about his dream fight, he named two individuals. One being Manny Pacquiao, whom he fought twice, winning the first bout and losing the most recent. The second is Floyd Mayweather because he believes that to be the best you have to fight the best. Looking forward, Bradley wants to be remembered as not only a great boxer, who gave the sport everything he had, but also as a great individual. He prides himself on being a positive role-model, and someone who gives back to his community and those less fortunate. This Thanksgiving you can find Bradley giving out turkeys, and for Christmas, he will be holding a toy drive.
In the few hours we spent with Bradley, we witnessed first hand his drive and determination to be the best. He’s a down to earth individual, who keeps his circle tight, surrounding himself with family and close friends. We look forward to sitting ringside Saturday, November 7 to support as he battles Brandon Rios. Follow us on our social media for coverage from Las Vegas!