In Tim Bradley’s latest blog he talks about his determination to win even while fighting with a concussion against Provodnikov.
“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.”
24/7 Bradley/Marquez debuts Sat., Sept. 28 on HBO immediately after World Championship Boxing tripleheader.
Bradley vs. Marquez welterweight title fight takes place Sat., Oct. 12 live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.