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DETROIT—Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns was at Kronk Gym in Detroit yesterday and today (Tuesday and Wednesday) for fighter media workouts before Saturday’s world championship unification at the nearby Silverdome in Pontiac between undefeated 140-pound world champions Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs), from North Palm Springs, Calif., and Devon Alexander “The Great” (21-0, 13 KOs), from St. Louis.

Bradley, who is the World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion, said after yesterday’s workout that the bigger the challenge, the better for him.

“I love to take risks,” Bradley said. “That’s what this fight is all about. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. It’s time. He’s the only one who would fight me. Promoters need to start taking the same risk fighters take in the ring, putting the best against the best..

“I come to fight. That is my game plan. I’m ready to go 12 full rounds. I’ve had six sparring partners. I’ve been adjusting to the angles of a southpaw opponent.”

Alexander arrived in the Motor City late on Monday night, and he was at Kronk Gym today.

“The fans are going to see two fighters determined to not lose, and that makes for a great fight,” Alexander said. “I feel like I am going to win every round from the opening bell. That’s my mindset. I’m a man that likes to take control. I’m a leader, not a follower.”

His trainer Kevin Cunningham said boxing fans will see a great fight on Saturday night.

“Timothy Bradley is ranked No. 1 at 140 pounds, and Devon is ranked No. 2 by most writers,” Cunningham said. “Now it’s time to find out who is really No. 1.

“This is going to be a great fight because both fighters have tremendous boxing skills and great hearts. Now it comes down to which fighter executes best—and executes his fight plan best—on Saturday night.”

Bradley seemed to sincerely enjoy the tips Hearns, the first boxer to win world titles in four weight divisions, gave him in the ring.

“He’s a big guy,” Bradley said of the ring legend Hearns. “He looks like he could still fight. He told me to keep a hard, stiff jab and to turn over my punches because that’s where the power comes from. I consider the Kronk Gym as hallowed ground.”


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Undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley: “I love to take risks. That’s what this fight is all about. To be the best you’ve got to beat the best. It’s time. He’s trying to take food off of my table. He’s the only one who would fight me. Promoters need to start taking the same risk fighters take in the ring, putting the best against the best.

“I come to fight. That is my game plan. I’m ready to go 12 full rounds. I’ve had six sparring partners. I’ve been adjusting to the angles of a southpaw opponent. I’ve added a strength and conditioning coach. I’ve been training five months for this fight and a solid five weeks of boxing training.”

On working out with Tommy “The Hit Man” Hearns at Kronk Gym: “He’s a big guy. He looks like he could still fight. He told me to keep a hard, stiff jab and to turn over my punches because that’s where the power comes from. I consider the Kronk Gym as hallowed ground.”

Undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great”: “I feel good. We are getting closer and closer to Saturday, the day I prove to the world I am the best at 140 pounds. The fans are going to see two fighters determined to not lose, and that makes for a great fight.

“I feel like I am going to win every round from the opening bell. That’s my mindset. I’m a man that likes to take control. I’m a leader, not a follower. Look for my southpaw stance to present a lot of problems for Timmy Bradley come Saturday.”

Alexander trainer, Kevin Cunningham: “Timothy Bradley is ranked No. 1 at 140 pounds, and Devon is ranked No. 2 by most writers. Now it’s time to find out who is really No. 1.

“This is going to be a great fight because both fighters have tremendous boxing skills and great hearts. Now it comes down to which fighter executes best and executes his fight plan best on Saturday night.

“I can tell you this about Devon Alexander. I have never seen him more mentally focused than for this fight. He’s 23 now, a grown man, and he knows what’s at stake in this fight. He’s always been in fabulous boxing shape, but what impresses me most is how focused he has been on executing his game plan. Look for Devon to put on a great show.”

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Check out all the great videos on “The Super Fight” from HBO:



HBO Boxing: Face-Off with Alexander and Bradley

Moderated by HBO’s Max Kellerman, it features Alexander and Bradley face-to-face (along with their respective trainers Kevin Cunningham and Joel Diaz) in a roundtable-style setting. Alexander vs. Bradley happens Sat., Jan 29th at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT on HBO.

http://www.youtube.com/hbosports#p/a/u/1/yZETxUpsuaw



HBO Boxing: Interview with Alexander and Bradley

Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley talk about the importance of fighting each other and discuss their mental and physical preparation for the fight. Alexander vs. Bradley happens Sat., Jan. 29th at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT on HBO

http://www.youtube.com/hbosports#p/a/u/0/EzfMx7KJLBM



HBO Boxing: Ring Life - Devon Alexander

Ring Life takes an intimate look inside the life of Devon Alexander. Alexander vs. Bradley happens Sat., Jan. 29th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on HBO
http://www.youtube.com/hbosports#p/u/1/CCL0CWerL0Q

HBO Boxing: Ring Life - Timothy Bradley

What inspires Timothy Bradley in and out of the ring? Alexander vs. Bradley happens Sat., Jan. 29th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on HBO
http://www.youtube.com/hbosports#p/u/0/YC55PfMm5Es

HBO Boxing: Alexander vs. Bradley Look Ahead

HBO Boxing commentators Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant and Roy Jones preview the upcoming World Championship Boxing telecast. Devon Alexander vs. Timothy Bradley happens Sat., Jan. 29 at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on HBO
http://www.hbo.com/#/boxing/fights/2011/01-29-devon-alexander-vs-timothy-bradley/video/look-ahead.html/

HBO Boxing: Alexander and Bradley Greatest Hits

Take a look at the best moments in the young careers of Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley. Alexander vs. Bradley happens Sat., Jan. 29th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on HBO
http://www.youtube.com/hbosports#p/a/u/2/C6eXvVN9iOA

HBO promo for "Face-Off with Max Kellerman" roundtable discussion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnigS72lt2Q&feature=email

HBO “Buzz” piece from the initial New York City press conference

Go with The Buzz as it announces the January 29 fight between Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley. Alexander vs. Bradley happens Sat., Jan. 29th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on HBO
http://www.youtube.com/hbosports#p/search/0/z-cPnHyM66g

Article posted on 27.01.2011



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