Brandon Rios’ trainer, the notoriously outspoken Robert Garcia, has said his man won’t get the credit he deserves after he beats Timothy Bradley in an interview with BoxingScene.com.
Bradley (32-1-1) has been involved in some real wars on BoxNation in the past few years, including brutal contests against the “Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov, Manny Pacquiao and Diego Chaves. The American was saved by the final bell against Jessie Vargas last June – a bell which sounded early – before taking a unanimous decision.
Predicting a Rios win and negative comments afterwards about Bradley’s preparation, Garcia was keen to quash people talking his man’s performance down.
“We are training for the best Timothy Bradley. The Timothy Bradley that beat Marquez. We don’t want to hear that Bradley has taken too many punches. After Brandon wins or knocks him out, that I what I am going to hear… that Timothy Bradley wasn’t there any more or he was finished,” Garcia added.
“I don’t think he’ll get the credit he deserves just like the Alvarado fight.”
Rios challenges Bradley for the WBO World Welterweight title on Saturday November 7, and Garcia has said that because Bradley has been fighting for so long, no new trainer could impact upon his style either positively or negatively.
“Bradley changing trainers won’t affect him negatively or benefit him. He has been around a long time and even if his wife trained him now it wouldn’t change him,” Garcia told BoxingScene.com’s Ryan Burton.
“He has been the same fighter for 3-4 fights or more now. Teddy Atlas hasn’t trained for a while, but he is a great trainer. He has I don’t think there’s much change he can do there.
“They are going to try to box, but he is going to be in there for 12 rounds with Brandon, so we will see.”