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Bad Left Hook Fight Night: Junior Witter v. Timothy Bradley

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Junior Witter
Junior Witter
WBC Junior Welterweight Titlist
Ring Magazine No. 1 Contender
Timothy Bradley
Timothy Bradley

36-1-2 Record 21-0
21 KO 11
Bradford, UK Hometown Palm Springs, CA
5'7" Height 5'6"
70" Reach 69"
Vivian Harris (KO-7)
Andreas Kotelnik (UD-12)
DeMarcus Corley (UD-12)
Notable Wins Miguel Vazquez (UD-10)
Donald Camarena (UD-10)
Jaime Rangel (TD-8)
Zab Judah (UD-12) Notable Losses

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS

CARL FROCH
Ring Magazine No. 6 Contender
(22-0, 18 KO, Nottingham, UK)
versus
ALBERT RYBACKI
(15-0, 8 KO, Katowice, Poland)


10:45 PM EDT - Showtime

Witter and Froch, the home team fighters, are both the overwhelming favorites tonight. This is the first time that "Desert Storm" Bradley has fought not only outside of the United States, but outside of the cocoon in California. As for Rybacki, he's a late substitute for Denis Inkin, after Alejandro Berrio backed out, so it's excusable in many ways that he has no hope tonight. Rybacki's only even sort of credible win is over Tony Dodson, a fighter that Froch knocked out in the third round back in 2006.

Showtime did a pretty good job salvaging this card, which was supposed to happen back in March with Froch-Inkin and Murray-Fewkes, alongside an EliteXC card. Witter getting American TV is good for everyone (particularly for Witter), and I expect he's going to outclass an underprepared Bradley. I don't think he'll knock him out, but I do think he'll dominate. And that's not a knock on Bradley. He's just not ready for someone like Witter, who is a world-class boxer.

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