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Tim Bradley and Trainer Teddy Atlas Preview Third Meeting Against Manny Pacquiao and Being a “Smart Monster” in the Ring

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Two time boxing champion Timothy Bradley and the genius in his corner Teddy Atlas took time away from the grueling gym preparation to stop by Sway in the Morning.

Recently, Bradley made the tough yet highly respected decision to relinquish his WBO title in order to fight Manny Pacquiao for a third time. By choosing this route he had to pass up fighting next contender in line Sadam Ali but at the same time gives fans exactly what they want – a great fight.

April 9th is the date, Las Vegas is the place. How do you prepare for an opponent that you’ve beaten once but also taken a loss to? Listening to one of the best in boxing, Teddy Atlas is a great way. That is exactly what Tim Bradley is doing as they breakdown the upcoming bout through film identifying strengths and weaknesses while continuing much of what has made Bradley a champion.

That champion spirit has fueled his approach, not hiding behind accolades or an astounding record but actually taking competitive fights to earn those respectable wins that many would shy away from. As Sway put it “He’s what’s good about boxing” but what about those in his division? Who does he feel like could be his toughest competition? We go over some solid boxers close to him and see where they are on his radar plus catch gems regarding each with Teddy Atlas.

If you’re a fan of boxing, this interview is going to have you salivating ready for that third matchup between two great fighters April 9th. If you’re on the fence about the sport, go ahead and prepare yourself to give it another round especially with fighters like Bradley going to war.


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