Media Workout: Quotes
July 14, 2010
Photo credit: Dominic Serna Huge Photos
(JULY 14) Timothy Bradley and
Alfredo Angulo hosted a Palm Springs Media Workout yesterday at the Boys
and Girls Club of America Gym in Indio, California.
Abregu also paid a visit to the gym,
choosing to observe Bradley's training rather than give him a look at
his own training. The fighters will be featured atop an all-action card,
in separate 12-round bouts. Huge Photos
Angulo at Media Workout
Angulo will be facing former World Boxing
Association (WBA) super welterweight champion Joachim Alcine in a World
Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight title elimination bout. Promoted
by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions, the Bradley-Abregu
/ Angulo-Alcine doubleheader will take place This Saturday, July 17, at
The Show at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa in Rancho Mirage,
Calif.. HBO Boxing After Dark will televise both bouts live, beginning
at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)
An intense Timothy Bradley gave the following quotes at his media
workout, which took place today, at the Boys and Girls Club of America,
"I've been very hard at work the last couple of months. I've had
"I've added strength training to pick up my extra weight. I am ready for
this fight with Abregu.
"I am focused on my game plan, I appreciate the media attention that I
have received. It hasn't distracted or bothered me.
"I am ready both physically and mentally. I feel stronger and faster
than I ever have. I feel alive.
"This weight feels more natural. I can eat two portions of pasta instead
"Life is about taking risks. You have to take risks to become the best.
"Abregu says that he's going to knock me out, I'd like to see him try.
"I'm looking forward to a great battle on Saturday
"Fighting in my hometown is an advantage because the crowd is going to
cheer for me. Abregu is going to hear Bradley chanted all night long and
in his sleep afterward.
"My body is physically prepared and mentally, I'm set. When the bell
rings I'm going to go for it.
"When the first bell rings you lose your nervousness. It leaves your
body because you’re ready to go. You want to get a feel for your
"I'm expecting his right upper cut to be heavy handed. He's tall and
lanky so he'll be trying to get me from the outside."
"You have to do all the hard work throughout training and come fight
night you perform.
"My delayed fights (Khan and Maidana) have given me incentive. I've been
out of the ring too long."
"I'm weighing 149 right now so I am in good shape. I've been eating more
than usual... The extra seven pounds allows me to eat a little more at
"My energy level is incredibly high. I spar more than my opponents."
On why he didn't fight at a catch-weight:
“I don't believe in a catch-weight if you're going to go to the next
weight class. Fight the best in that weight class. Catch-weight is
pathetic. Go the extra mile, gain the extra pounds... Roy Jones, Jr.,
James Toney, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard have done it."
On Carlos Abregu:
“Abregu's at the top of the list. He's undefeated. I have to teach him
how to lose. When they lose, they realize "It's getting tough in here".
I have to break this guy down, make him pay for his mistakes.
"I am fighting for my fans. I have a motto, I can't lose at home and if
I do, I'm not afraid to lose. If I lose, I come back stronger. I would
embrace a loss and learn from it.
"The key is going to be not standing in front of him and use a great
"Be afraid... The Desert Storm's coming at you!"
On his game plan:
"I don't want to share my game at the moment. I'll discuss my strategy
after the fight.”
On Tim Bradley meeting him his weight class and not at a catch-weight:
"He's making a big mistake. I'm a natural welterweight. It's a big
mistake for him to fight at my division, he has no business here."
On his fighting on HBO:
"I'm happy to fight on HBO and I am going to take advantage of this
On fighting away from his hometown:
"Traveling out of my hometown is a normal thing for me. My having to
fight here in Palm Springs is no different.
"I'm a professional. This is part of my job. I want to let everyone know
that I am ready to fight and coming out of my hometown is no different.
"I have been in Brooklyn for about a month and arrived in Palm Springs
yesterday. It's HOT here."
On the media attention Bradley has been getting:
"Bradley having all of the media's attention puts me at ease because the
pressure is not on me, it's on the champ. This allows me to do my work.
I don't care about what is said before or after the fight. Everything I
do, I do in the ring."
On preparing for Bradley:
"I worked out with sparring partners that moved a lot. I believe I have
the formula to beat Bradley. I have sparred with guys as fast if not
faster than Tim.
On his own punching power:
"My punching power is important to catch him at all rounds. I am going
to try to in the first, second or third round. But if I have to, I am
ready for the full 12 rounds - - I've trained for it.”
On Bradley's past fights:
"I have seen Bradley's fight style in his last four fights and I am not
impressed. I'll do what I have to do.
“I saw his fight against Kendall Holt and I can't say much about that.
I've been down and got up to win too. That's part of what we do."
"Rest assured, when I put Bradley down he's going to stay down.”
"I've been working hard with my training and now that it's getting down
to the wire I feel that I just want to finish this and fight.
"I'm going to continue working out until Thursday. On my final workout
on Thursday I am going to focus on my speed.
"I have an arsenal of weaponry that I am going to use on fight night.
Alcine is facing a multi-dimensional fighter on Saturday night. He’s in
hot water…agua caliente. "
THURSDAY'S FINAL NEWS CONFERENCE (NOON PT) and FRIDAY'S OFFICIAL
WEIGH-IN (1 P.M. PT), also at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa, will
be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Bradley (25-0, 11 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., will be venturing
into the heavier welterweight division for the first time when he
battles Abregu (29-0, 23 KOs), of Argentina, in a 12-round welterweight
Angulo (18-1, 15 KOs), a native of Mexacali. Mexico, trains in Maywood,
Calif. His last 14 victories have been by knockout, dating back to 2006.
Angulo will be going toe-to-toe with current Top-Five contender Alcine
(32-1, 19 KOs), of Montreal, in a 12-round WBC super welterweight title
These four gladiators boast a combined record of 104-2 (68 KOs).
Remaining tickets, priced at $180, $150, $130, $90 and $45, and box
seats - $225, can be purchased at The Show box office, by calling
800-585-3737 and online.