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Bradley focused only on task at hand

Welterweight titlist brushes off critics, even death threats to prepare for defense

Updated: March 16, 2013, 4:43 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Timothy Bradley Jr. should have been the happiest man around after receiving a split decision victory against superstar Manny Pacquiao last June.

After all, Bradley had claimed a welterweight world title, made a career-high $5 million purse and had his hand raised against one of boxing's all-time greats following a major pay-per-view fight in Las Vegas.

But instead of being able to enjoy the moment, he suddenly realized that, apart from the two judges who scored the bout for him, almost ...

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