Retired former champion Timothy Bradley Jr. has just inked a contract extension with ESPN to serve as a fight analyst, WBN reports. Bradley, who announced his retirement from boxing in 2017, has been working in a commentator capacity ever since and looks forward to continuing the gig.
“Bob Arum, Todd DuBoef and Top Rank were instrumental in helping make my career a legacy and have now joined forces with ESPN to create the best boxing platform available,” said Bradley. “It is an honor and a blessing to be part of this platform and to sit alongside Tessitore and Kriegel and be part of the rebirth of boxing on national television. Thank you to Top Rank and ESPN for giving me a chance to be here. I promise to deliver the fans the best insight possible for many years to come.”
Bradley, one of the genuine good guys in the sport, is a well deserving candidate for the position and knowledgeable boxing insider. He received his highest profile in three fights with Manny Pacquiao in recent years, but also has a gem of a fight against Ruslan Provodnikov in 2013 which was as remarkable as it was damaging.
Fortunately in this position he won’t have to risk any more blunt force trauma.