Report: Former World Champion Timothy Bradley To Retire

Former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley is reportedly going to retire from active competition.

According to a report by RingTV.com, Bradley is set to hang up his gloves after competing for 13 years as a professional boxer.

Bradley's health has not been 100 percent at times since his 2013 fight Russian slugger Ruslan Provodnikov, a fight that Bradley won via unanimous decision and retained his WBO welterweight title. That fight, according to Bradley, left residual damage on Bradley for several weeks.

“A few weeks after the fight, I was still affected by the damage that was done,” Bradley said at the time. “My speech was a little bit off. I was slurring a little bit. But after about two months, I cleared up and I have my wits about me now.”

Bradley is probably best known for his trilogy against Manny Pacquiao, which started with a highly controversial first fight in 2012, in which Bradley won via split decision. Pacquiao would go on to win the next two fights in the series, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. The 2016 fight against Pacquiao was the last fight Bradley has fought in. 

Some of the many opponents Bradley has defeated include Pacquiao, Provodnikov, Juan Manuel Marquez, Devon Alexander, Brandon Rios, Lamont Peterson, Joel Casamayor and Jessie Vargas, all former world champions. Bradley would retire with a 33-2-1 (1 NC) record, having held the WBO and WBC light welterweight and WBO welterweight titles.

In recent years, Bradley had served as a boxing commentator on ESPN boxing telecasts, being a part of the three-man broadcast team for Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn. 

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