WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has branded his promoter Bob Arum a ‘liar’ and laid down the gauntlet to Brit rival Amir Khan who he says he’ll happily face if his rematch with Manny Pacquiao fails to materialise.
WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and challenger Andy Lee made weight ahead of their championship clash on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
Champion Chavez Jr clocked in at 159lbs on the button while Irish fighter Lee came in a touch heavier at 159.25lbs. And with both fighters having made weight, problems arose when Lee’s camp asked that the gloves be weighed.
Despite landing 94 more punches, the Filipino fighter was beaten for the first time in seven years after two judges scored the bout 115-113 in the undefeated American's favour.
It’s the final week of camp and all the rounds of sparring, hitting the mitts and crazy strength and conditioning exercises are coming to an end. In Team Pacquiao a resolution is reached on the part Alex Ariza will play on fight night with the much-maligned drillmaster back in the corner. Team Bradley are bursting at the seams to get to fight night especially now Top Rank has laid on a swish tour bus to taxi them around Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley arrived in Las Vegas yesterday to kick off fight week for their upcoming blockbuster on June 9 at the MGM Grand. The fighters made their way into the lobby of the MGM Grand surrounded by over 200 fans as they signed autographs and spoke to the media about their ring date.
Having invited the media to see him train at his base deep in the Californian desert, Timothy Bradley came to the people on Tuesday to workout at the more big fight-friendly Fortune Gym in Hollywood. And the fighter is starting to look more and more comfortable on the big stage, arriving in his very own Team Bradley bus and producing a poster for the contracted rematch in November should he defeat Manny Pacquiao.
Timothy Bradley impressed fans and the media alike with his physical conditioning when he opened the doors to his Palm Springs gym for a media workout ahead of his June 9 showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Undefeated world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr jetted into Las Vegas with his legendary father in tow to continue training for his WBC title defence against No2 world-rated contender Andy Lee. The bill titled ‘Viva Chavez!’ will see Chavez Jr take on Lee at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas on June 16.