WBO welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley is featured in a new eight-part YouTube documentary series, detailing his training methods between fights. Part two focuses on his upper body warmups with James Rougely, his strength and conditioning coach.
The NOC will have new videos on weekdays, and we'll bring you each one here on BLH.
Part 1 - Stretching and Medicine Ball Work
"Since the Pacquiao fight, a lot more people believe in my abilities, and they believe that I'm one of the best fighters in the world. That means a lot to me, because I work hard. I've been doing this a long time. Hard work has finally paid off. People realize that I am somebody and that I am a really good fighter. Pacquiao wasn't able to knock me out, or get rid of me, or destroy me in there. That just shows you what type of fighter I am, and shows you that I can hang with the best fighters in the world."
"If I'm going to face a powerful guy, then I definitely want to strength train a little more, so I can be physically stronger, and able to endure his power punches. If I'm fighting against a speedster, then I've got to be quick on my feet. I've got cat-like reflexes, so I work a lot on my core, and reflexes, and speed."
"I think about getting better. Getting myself better. Trying to compete with myself, basically. Trying to get better times every time I come out here. I try to run a little bit harder every time I come out here, try to get the workout done just a little bit faster every time I come out here. If I do that, I know that I'm pushing myself, and I know that I'm definitely going in the right direction."
"You've got to learn to relax and concentrate on your technique. If you work on that, once I get in the fight, and I start feeling a little fatigued in the ring, I know I have to concentrate."