Tim Bradley won a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas but he didn’t do it without wild adversity and controversial drama in the final seconds of the bout.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale spoke to Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas about their HBO-televised welterweight clash for the vacant WBO title tonight in Carson, California.
Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas both weighed in at 146.4 pounds for their welterweight matchup tomorrow at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Hear what Tim Bradley, Jessie Vargas and their trainers — Joel Diaz and Erik Morales — had to say during their recent media workouts
Tim Bradley preparing for his June 27 fight against Jessie Vargas along with Oscar Valdez, who will face Ruben Tamayo on the undercard.
Photos from the Los Angeles press conference to announce the June 27 welterweight matchup between Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas. Chris Farina of Top Rank took the pics.
Two-division titleholder Tim Bradley will face unbeaten junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas in a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout on June 27 that will be televised live on HBO from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, promoter Top Rank announced at an L.A. press conference on Monday. (Video of presser highlights and fighter interviews included.)
Few people have endured the sort of backlash Tim Bradley did after his win over Manny Pacquiao in 2012 — not to mention a general lack of respect — but “Desert Storm” is as resilient as they come and his eye is still on the top as he heads into his June 27 fight against Jessie Vargas.
Cornelius Bundrage hopes his age, 41, and the IBF junior middleweight title he holds is enough to entice RING middleweight champ Miguel Cotto and pound-for-pound rated Tim Bradley into the ring this year.
At this point, British welterweight Amir Khan just wants to fight anyone, be it Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Tim Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez.
Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Brandon Rios recaptured his peak form and fierceness with his brutal three-round stoppage of Mike Alvarado in their welterweight rubber match. Rios is now a player at 147 pounds, while Alvarado’s future is in doubt. However, fans should thank Alvarado for the many ring wars he’s provided, fights that may have shortened his career.
If all goes well, we could see a junior welterweight showdown between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse in the spring, according to promoter Artie Pelullo.