[Video] Joel Diaz Discusses New Pupil with Provodnikov

Boxing observants were thrown for a loop in September when WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley announced his split with longtime trainer Joel Diaz. Although the split appeared fairly amicable it was unfathomable he would fire his trainer fresh off a title win. Adding fuel to the fire were rumors that Bradley’s Manager/Wife Monica was the main puppet master in the team shake-up, and Diaz’s interview with Fight Hype’s Luis Sandoval stating he was “caught off guard” by his dismissal. Turning the page and pressing ahead, Bradley now prepares for a battle with Brandon Rios on November 7th with new trainer Teddy Atlas in his corner and Diaz is also prepping for the future with his new student Ruslan…

Tim Bradley Jr. To Part With Trainer Joel Diaz

CALIFORNIA — On Wednesday morning rumors swirled around social media regarding a split between interim WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley Jr. and long time trainer Joel Diaz. With the statements appearing to come out of nowhere BadCulture.net reached out to the Bradley camp for confirmation. While our requests for information to the Bradley camp have not been returned at the time of this printing, it appears Diaz responded to the report on Instagram. Responding to an inquiry on the”boxingfanatik” instagram page Diaz said the following: “I just found out myself, he sent me a message, basically telling me that his wife/manager has other plans and I’m not in those plans.” @coachjoeldiaz and @timbradleyjr have been…

Floyd Mayweather Stripped Of WBO Title

LAS VEGAS — As Floyd Mayweather continues his walk toward retirement, the champion finds himself with one less piece of hardware to lug around with him. On Monday, boxing sanctioning body WBO (World Boxing Organization) stripped the undefeated champion of the welterweight title he won in May against Manny Pacquiao after he failed to produce $200,000 in sanctioning fees by the 4:30 ET deadline the Friday prior. In addition, he must vacate two additional junior middleweight belts he possesses as rules states boxers cannot hold world titles in multiple weight classes and as a result must decide which they will to keep or run the risk of being stripped. “The WBO world championship committee is…

Controversy Once Again Follows Bradley In Decision Win

CARSON, CALIF – HBO Boxing provided a rather interesting doubleheader on Saturday night that included one of Mexico’s hottest young prospects continuing his undefeated run and the successful return of Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s). Saturday, HBO also celebrated their 1,000th and 1,001 televised fights with their card in front of an electrifying crowd of over 4,500 in the notorious StubHub Center. Controversy seems to be Tim Bradley’s biggest fan and tends to follow him throughout his career. So things seem rather normal for Bradley’s sake that the fight for eleven rounds was able to run its course without a hitch. However, a controversy-free fight is nearly impossible when Bradley is involved and…

[Video/Photos]: Bradley vs Vargas LA Press Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA — It’s going to be a long hot summer this year for boxing. At Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles, Tim Bradley, Jessie Vargas, and their respective teams gathered to announce their upcoming June 27th clash at the Stub Hub arena in Carson, CA. While the fight was announced to the public weeks ago, Top Rank chief Bob Arum revealed that the bout will be for the WBO welterweight title, a title held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. until last week. Keeping true to his word, Mayweather relinquished the title following his victory over Manny Pacquiao. On hand with the competitors for the big announcement, along with Arum and the combatants, Bradley’s trainers Joel Diaz…

Bradley Denied Decision, Fights To Draw With Chaves

Photo credit: HBO LAS VEGAS , NV — From the trained, and untrained eye, it appeared Tim Bradley did what he needed to against a fighter known to use less than stellar tactics to procure a win. But the judges didn’t think so. Punctuating a night of debatable results from the judges, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Argentina’s Diego Chaves fought to a draw to close Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan. Through out the fight, Bradley appeared to execute a well thought out game plan that enabled him to connect with a higher rate than the Argentine brawler. Landing big over hand rights and hard left hooks to the body and head, Chaves remained engaged in…

[Video] Crawford Gives His Pick For Bradley/Chaves

  Ahead of the weigh-in for the Tim Bradley/Diego Chaves clash at the Cosmopolitan Saturday night, I had the chance to catch up with another HBO rising star Terrance Crawford. As we waited for the festivities to start I had an chance to ask him about his performance against Ray Beltran, where his next fight may be and his prediction for Saturday night.

[Live Stream] 3:30 PM PT Bradley vs Chaves Weigh-In

LAS VEGAS, NV – Watch a LIVE stream of the Bradley vs. Chaves official weigh-in right here. The live stream will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Bradley-Chaves to scale approximately 6:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. PT. *** A talented international cast takes the spotlight in Las Vegas when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. VS. DIEGO CHAVES, MATT KOROBOV VS. ANDY LEE AND MAURICIO HERRERA VS. JOSE BENAVIDEZ is seen SATURDAY, DEC. 13 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Former…

Photos/Quotes Bradley vs. Chaves Final Press Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today at the Cosmopolitan, Tim Bradley, Diego Chaves along with the cast of combatants for Saturday’s night clash took the dais for one final press conference before hitting the scales. Quotes to soon follow:  

Photos: Bradley/Chaves Media Workout

Photo credit: Jeandra leBeauf/BadCulture.net Photos of Tim Bradley/Andy Lee: Chris Farina LAS VEGAS, NV – Today at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, combatants from Saturday night’s clash at the Cosmopolitan were on hand to answer questions and perform a light workout for the media. ***** Former junior welterweight and welterweight champ Timothy Bradley Jr. (31-1, 12 KOs) of Palm Springs, Cal. is one of the sport’s most recognizable fighters.  Polished and resourceful. Following his first loss as a pro to superstar Manny Pacquiao last April, he’ll look to bounce back in this 12-round welterweight rumble. Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a power puncher who seeks to score a knockout in…