Five keys for Timothy Bradley Jr.
Plotting a path to victory in title defense against Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday
Nine months after his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao, welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) returns to the ring Saturday (HBO, 10:15 p.m. ET/PT) to defend his belt for the first time against Ruslan Provodnikov at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs), of Russia, is a former sparring partner of Pacquiao and shares the same trainer in Freddie Roach.
Here are five keys to victory for Bradley against Provodnikov:
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