Timothy Bradley, Carlos Abregu
& Alfredo Angulo Media Workout
Photos: Dominic Serna
Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior
welterweight champion and Top-10 pound for pound fighter
TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY and No. 1 junior middleweight
contender ALFREDO "Perro" ANGULO hosted a Palm Springs Media
Workout today at the Boys and Girls Club of America Gym in
Indio, Calif. Undefeated Top-Five welterweight contender and
Bradley opponent CARLOS ABREGU also paid a visit to the gym,
choosing to observe Bradley's training rather than give him
a look at his own training. The fighters will be featured
atop an all-action card, in separate 12-round bouts. Angulo
will be facing former World Boxing Association (WBA) super
welterweight champion JOACHIM ALCINE in a World Boxing
Council (WBC) super welterweight title elimination bout.
Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing
Promotions, the Bradley-Abregu / Angulo-Alcine doubleheader
will take place This Saturday! July 17, at The Show at Agua
Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.. HBO
Boxing After Dark will televise both bouts live, beginning
at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)
An intense Timothy Bradley gave the following quotes at his
media workout, which took place today, at the Boys and Girls
Club of America, Indio, Calif.
"I've been very hard at work the last couple of months. I've
had strenous workouts.
"I've added strength training to pick up my extra weight. I
am ready for this fight with Abregu.
"I am focused on my game
plan, I appreciate the media attention that I have
received. It hasn't distracted or bothered me.
"I am ready both physically and mentally. I feel
stronger and faster than I ever have. I feel alive.
"This weight feels more natural. I can eat two portions
of pasta instead of one.
"Life is about taking risks. You have to take risks to
become the best.
"Abregu says that he's going to knock me out, I'd like
to see him try.
"I'm looking forward to a great battle on Saturday
"Fighting in my hometown is an advantage because the
crowd is going to cheer for me. Abregu is going to hear
Bradley chanted all night long and in his sleep
"My body is physically prepared and mentally, I'm set.
When the bell rings I'm going to go for it.
"When the first bell rings you lose your nervousness. It
leaves your body because you’re ready to go. You want to
get a feel for your opponent.
"I'm expecting his right upper cut to be heavy handed.
He's tall and lanky so he'll be trying to get me from
"You have to do all the hard work throughout training
and come fight night you perform.
"My delayed fights (Khan and Maidana) have given me
incentive. I've been out of the ring too long."
"I'm weighing 149 right
now so I am in good shape. I've been eating more than
usual... The extra seven pounds allows me to eat a
little more at my leisure."
"My energy level is incredibly high. I spar more than my
On why he didn't fight at a catch-weight:
“I don't believe in a catch-weight if you're going to go
to the next weight class. Fight the best in that weight
class. Catch-weight is pathetic. Go the extra mile, gain
the extra pounds... Roy Jones, Jr., James Toney, Sugar
Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard have done it."
On Carlos Abregu:
“Abregu's at the top of the list. He's undefeated. I
have to teach him how to lose. When they lose, they
realize "It's getting tough in here". I have to break
this guy down, make him pay for his mistakes.
"I am fighting for my fans. I have a motto, I can't lose
at home and if I do, I'm not afraid to lose. If I lose,
I come back stronger. I would embrace a loss and learn
"The key is going to be not standing in front of him and
use a great jab."
"Be afraid... The Desert Storm's coming at you!"
On his game plan:
"I don't want to share my game at the moment. I'll
discuss my strategy after the fight.”
On Tim Bradley meeting him his weight class and not at a
"He's making a big mistake. I'm a natural welterweight.
It's a big mistake for him to fight at my division, he
has no business here."
On his fighting on HBO:
"I'm happy to fight on
HBO and I am going to take advantage of this
On fighting away from his hometown:
"Traveling out of my hometown is a normal thing for me.
My having to fight here in Palm Springs is no different.
"I'm a professional. This is part of my job. I want to
let everyone know that I am ready to fight and coming
out of my hometown is no different.
"I have been in Brooklyn for about a month and arrived
in Palm Springs yesterday. It's HOT here."
On the media attention Bradley has been getting:
"Bradley having all of the media's attention puts me at
ease because the pressure is not on me, it's on the
champ. This allows me to do my work. I don't care about
what is said before or after the fight. Everything I do,
I do in the ring."
On preparing for Bradley:
"I worked out with sparring partners that moved a lot. I
believe I have the formula to beat Bradley. I have
sparred with guys as fast if not faster than Tim.
On his own punching power:
"My punching power is important to catch him at all
rounds. I am going to try to in the first, second or
third round. But if I have to, I am ready for the full
12 rounds - - I've trained for it.”
On Bradley's past fights:
"I have seen Bradley's fight style in his last four
fights and I am not impressed. I'll do what I have to
“I saw his fight against Kendall Holt and I can't say
much about that. I've been down and got up to win too.
That's part of what we do."
"Rest assured, when I put Bradley down he's going to
"I've been working hard with my training and now that
it's getting down to the wire I feel that I just want to
finish this and fight.
"I'm going to continue
working out until Thursday. On my final workout on
Thursday I am going to focus on my speed.
"I have an arsenal of weaponry that I am going to use on
fight night. Alcine is facing a multi-dimensional
fighter on Saturday night. He’s in hot water…agua
THURSDAY'S FINAL NEWS CONFERENCE (NOON PT) and FRIDAY'S
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN (1 P.M. PT), also at Agua Caliente
Casino • Resort • Spa, will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Bradley (25-0, 11 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., will
be venturing into the heavier welterweight division for
the first time when he battles Abregu (29-0, 23 KOs), of
Argentina, in a 12-round welterweight rumble.
Angulo (18-1, 15 KOs), a native of Mexacali. Mexico,
trains in Maywood, Calif. His last 14 victories have
been by knockout, dating back to 2006. Angulo will be
going toe-to-toe with current Top-Five contender Alcine
(32-1, 19 KOs), of Montreal, in a 12-round WBC super
welterweight title elimination battle.
These four gladiators boast a combined record of 104-2
Remaining tickets, priced at $180, $150, $130, $90 and
$45, and box seats - $225, can be purchased at The Show
box office, by calling 800-585-3737 and online at