Tim Bradley retired from boxing this past weekend as expected following hints about a week ago. Lets take a stroll down memory lane.
When I think of Tim ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley – I think of terms like winner, competitor, driven.
A man who made the very best of his abilities and committed himself to the hardest sport of them all, perhaps as much as anyone of the modern era.
As Dan Rafael pointed out today, a solid resume too that stands up with many excellent champions in recent memory:
.@Timbradleyjr resume: wins vs. Marquez,Rios,Vargas, Provodnikov (FOY),Alexander,Holt,Casamayor,Abregu,Peterson,Holt, Cherry,Witter,Vazquez.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) August 7, 2017
Sometimes when a fighter retires one fears for them in that they might struggle mentally post-retirement when it comes to trying to replace that almost unbeatable buzz they experienced as fighters.
Tim Bradley however doesn’t fall into that worry category for me at least.
He comes across as a very articulate, well spoken and smart individual, surrounded by a great family.
Furthermore, his analysis and commentary work for ESPN alongside his former coach and the always colorful Teddy Atlas should keep him nice and busy for a while.
As fighter and coach the two had polar opposite personalities and it also comes across as a unique-working combination on camera in their current working capacity.
Bradley the more sensible, calculated of the two – Teddy the passionate from the heart speaker of the pair.
Tim Bradley will retire with a respectable professional boxing record of 33-2-1 (13KO) that saw him capture five different world titles in two separate weight classes in a pro career spanning over 12 years.
Here’s a look back at some of his finest moments in the ring via HBO YouTube, thanks for the memories Tim: