Why do we love boxing? ….Well sometimes it’s the skill, fitness and finesse that these guys show in the ring that draw us in. Sometimes it’s watching how these fighters act whilst under pressure, landing shots whilst evading being hit, combining footwork and ringcraft gliding more like a dancer than a boxer. Sometimes it’s watching these guys use a boxing IQ to figure an opponent out over a fight taking those well hidden flaws and exposing them for the world too see. Then sometime we have fights like Bradley vs Provodnikov, a fight which taps into our inner bloodthirsty savage caveman.
Be warned when watching the fight below you will be drawn in by the brutality, the heart and desire by both men, this fight will leave you foaming at the mouth as both men literally land the kind of shots that take time off of careers as well as lifespan’s.
Tim Bradley has taken a lot of criticism over the years from boxing fans due to a gift from the judges in his first fight with Manny Pacquiao, but Tim really is a modern great of the sport. Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley’s CV stands up as one of the best in his era of boxing, with some modern day classic fights on there including the one below. I have heard Tim Bradley say he spent the next 6 month learning how to speak again after this fight with Provodnikov. I’ve heard Tim talk about the depression he fell into afterwards and the strain to put on his marriage and why did he put himself through all of this?……. to prove to US that he was a true champion.
Now sit back and enjoy.