September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015
Tim Bradley

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TIM BRADLEY and Brandon Rios are promising fireworks ahead of their November 7 clash for the former’s WBO world welterweight title at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Both men have been involved in fight of the year contests, Bradley against Ruslan Provodnikov in 2013 and Rios against Mike Alvarado in the first meeting of their trilogy in 2012.

Since recently splitting with long-term trainer Joel Diaz, Bradley has teamed up with Teddy Atlas and is optimistic about the change in personnel.

“Under the new guidance of Teddy Atlas, with my work ethic, I’ll be in tremendous shape for this fight,” he said.

“There’s no other way to be, especially preparing for a guy like Brandon Rios. It’s gonna be a war, man. I’m excited about it.”

“He’ll be extremely ready for this fight but I embrace a challenge.”

Rios, who has not fought since January allegedly due to failed negotiations with IBF king Kell Brook, is equally as invigorated.

“I was just happy to get a fight with Timothy Bradley,” he said.

“I’m ready to fight. I’m here, I’m ready to go. I’ll be well-prepared, and you’ll see the best Brandon again as you did with Alvarado. I’ll be disciplined and it’ll be a great show.”