Tim Bradley spoke of the great respect for new trainer Teddy Atlas and the break up with long-time trainer Joel Diaz.
Diaz had trained ‘Desert Storm’ since his 2004 professional debut riding the highs and lows together during the decade long link up.
Their partnership saw Bradley become a two-weight world champion but the breakup has been bitter, to say the least.
When asked if ending their ten year relationship was painful, “It hasn’t affected me at all" revealed Bradley, speaking to Marcos Villegas of FightHub.
“It was on my mind for a while, it’s not hurtful at all. Joel was able to take care of his family because of me. I’m the one in the ring who took those punches.”
Bradley, who picked up his first World Title on these shores beating Junior Witter back in 2008, continued “He can say whatever he wants about me. That stuff is water under the bridge…I’ve moved on, there’s no hard feelings at all.”
The 32 year old made the bold decision to make a change and join forces with new trainer Teddy Atlas back in September, just two months before his World Title defence against Brandon Rios.
“[Teddy] knows boxing better than anyone, 45 years in the game. I’m telling you, there’s nothing that this guy doesn’t miss. We have the perfect game plan for Rios,” said Bradley.
Atlas trained as a young fighter under in the legendary Cus D'Amato’s gym in Catskill, New York but after suffering a back injury was advised by D’Amato to abandon his ring dreams and become a trainer.
Watch Tim Bradley defend his WBO World Welterweight Title against Brandon Rios live on BoxNation, Saturday 7 November.
The full interview with Tim can be watched below: