Bradley Looking to Erase Doubts

by Nat Gottlieb

It's hard to imagine that after beating the great Manny Pacquiao, nine months later people are saying Timothy Bradley still needs to prove himself when he fights Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. But such is life when you win a highly controversial decision against one of the most beloved and respected boxers in the sport.

Since that victory over Pacquiao, not a lot of things have gone right for Bradley. In addition to having to rehab painfully sore feet, he has seen marquee matchups fall through and suffered some pretty vicious slings and arrows shot at him by media and fans.