Timothy Bradley stinks.
No, I'm not trying to say the WBO champion sucks as a fighter - he doesn't. But he like... he stinks. Plus he does this on purpose.
"I don't know why... that's one thing I don't do. The week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, I don't take a shower. Saturday, that's when I take a shower for the first time," said Bradley, inexplicably, while taking a break from training.
In revealing his aversion to soap and water leading up to a fight, Bradley indicated that it helps refine his edge and makes him that much more driven to get the job done in the ring.
Timothy Bradley is literally crazy about winning.
Before I get into his irritation and psychological war with Manny Pacquiao, let's talk about why he's psycho to begin with, which also happens to be the very reason why he doesn't know anything about losing a professional fight.
Or then again - does he?
As is Bradley's custom, he will fast 5 days prior to training so as to cleanse his body completely before having it endure the rigors of training. As a strict vegan who also administers the right balance of nutritional supplements, Bradley works out like a madman, like some sort rouge operative from "Dessert Storm".
Tim might place 145lbs on his shoulders and run up a bleachers.Or when he's not doing that, he's someone jumping up and down on a trampoline with weights. He does this to approximate how his legs might feel late in his upcoming fight with Pacquiao.
For Bradley, this rematch is personal, and he's carrying an extra edge to him in preparation for the defense of his dubious WBO welterweight title on April 12th.
Tim Bradley is aggravated and looking to assault Manny Pacquiao.
"You beat one of the greatest fighters to ever do it, you should be happy about it, but I wasn't," said Bradley, who received death threats after his first bout with Pacquiao. "People don't think I won that fight, and despite my 2013, I still have to prove myself. It bothers me."
Trained like a spartan since he was a boy by his hardcore father, Bradley is as close to a piece of iron as any fighter can get, and wins with plenty of guile, skill and grit.
As such, Bradley is well aware of what to expect from Pacquiao - who has been uncharacteristically bold lately - as opposed to last time when he was pushed to the brink.
"I've been hearing what he's had to say and that's fine," spun Bradley. "But I'm as motivated to prove something to him as he is to me and I'm prepared to go to war with him."
Shocked by Pacquiao's speed and unusual rhythm, Bradley says it took him about 6 rounds to get used to Pacquiao. This time, he says he'll be able to control Pacquiao from the start.
"He hits extremely hard, probably the hardest I've been hit, and he confused me," confessed Bradley. "He doesn't come in when you think he will and nothing about him is predictable except certain things he likes to do. I'm smarter than him and I'm going to make him pay for mistakes. He's dangerous and fast, but I'm smarter than him."
But what about the new, darker Pacquiao awaiting him on April 12th?
"He can be as aggressive as he wants to be, all it means to me is he's going to make harder on himself," sneered Bradley. "I'm going out there to beat him convincingly and beat him up in the process."
We'll see Tim ;)