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TIMOTHY BRADLEY TO ANNOUNCE HIS RETIREMENT

Two weight world champion Timothy Bradley is set to announce his retirement from the sport of boxing according to a report from RingTV.com

Bradley (33-2-1, 13 knockouts)  last fought in April 2016, a unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao, the only man to defeat Bradley in his thirteen-year professional career.

He won his first major title away from his beloved Palm Springs California residence to outpoint Junior Witter via split decision in England the 10th May 2008.

Thereafter he Unified the light welterweight division with the stoppage of the WBC champion at the time Devon Alexander before controversially beating Manny Pacquiao the following year.

It is thought the main reason for the announcement is because of the effects his war with Ruslan Provodnikov in 2013 as had on him, Bradley who turns 34 next month experienced neurological issues following the Boxing Writer’s Association of America’s fight of the year.

“A few weeks after the fight, I was still affected by the damage that was done,” Bradley said at the time. “My speech was a little bit off. I was slurring a little bit. But after about two months, I cleared up and I have my wits about me now.”

He fought on, beating Juan Manuel Marquez in a careers best performance before losing his first fight in 2014 to Manny Pacquiao in their rematch which was duplicated in the trilogy in April 2016.

He will now turn his hand to serving as a boxing analysis for ESPN alongside his trainer Teddy Atlas

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