Timothy Bradley out to prove a point against Ruslan Provodnikov
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will look to silence his critics when he takes on Ruslan Provodnikov.
Last Updated: 17/03/13 10:04am
Bradley has not fought since he upset Manny Pacquiao on June 9 - with the American awarded the fight via a split decision.
The verdict was not well received, though, and Bradley wants to put in a convincing display against Provodnikov (22-1) to underline his talent.
"I didn't get any credit after the Pacquiao fight whatsoever," Bradley said.
"People sent me death threats after the fight because (they said) I won undeservingly. (They said) I should have given the belt back."
Provodnikov, who is trained by Freddie Roach, steps up from light-welterweight for the bout - with the Russina having knocked out his last two opponents.