Tim Bradley predicts a straightforward KO for Errol Spence Jr over the getting old inactive Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman of their non-title battle at 154 in April.
Bradley says Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) will harm former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs) with a physique shot after which take him.
The 34-year-old Thurman has gone from being the 147-pound division’s #1 fighter to a man that not often fights, and it’s troubling how the as soon as king of the burden class has seemingly misplaced curiosity within the sport and has now simply been a part-time fighter.
Bradley says that and not using a world title on the road for the Spence vs. Thurman battle, it means the match is nearly cash as a result of that’s the one motive they might be combating.
The 5’7″ Thurman isn’t going to get Spence able to battle 6-foot hulking 154-pounders with dimension, youth, and energy.
Thurman, 34, is only a small previous man who shall be coming off a 14-month layoff by the point he enters the ring towards Spence. It’s truthful to say that if Spence wasn’t giving Thurman this payday, he wouldn’t be combating this yr and would proceed sitting on the sofa.
“I feel it’s going to be a great battle till it’s not. The battle goes to finish most likely by a physique shot, after which the follow-up punch, after which he’s most likely going to finish up stopping Keith Thurman,” stated Tim Bradley to Combat Hub TV concerning the Errol Spence Jr vs. Keith Thurman battle in April.
“Keith Thurman has nonetheless acquired some energy, nonetheless acquired some athleticism, despite the fact that he’s older, and it looks like he’s collectively and desires a chance, however it’s only a battle. Ain’t no belt linked to it.
“You say you need to be a champion, or are you simply combating? That’s all it’s, and it’s only for cash. So is it for the belt, or is it for the cash? It’s for the cash.
“I’ve stated this all alongside. I’m talking information right here. I’d communicate a little bit recklessly at instances, however that is actual. That is how I really feel, and I see previous the bull crap.
“That’s not boxing. That’s leisure,” stated Bradley about YouTuber KSI successful his battle final Saturday evening. “Boxing is leisure, however that’s a special sector of leisure.
“They’re utilizing the boxing platform for his or her followers. You’ve acquired to respect that they’re getting within the ring,” stated Bradley.