Timothy Bradley announces retirement from boxing
Former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley has retired from boxing, penning a heartfelt letter on his Instagram account Sunday.
“Turning the page for me is bittersweet,” wrote Bradley. “That once in a lifetime purpose to wake up everyday and give 100 percent is now fueled towards something else—my family.”
“I find my strength in them, my peace, and most importantly unconditional love. I wake up wanting to spend all time being a father, being a husband, and being free. Although that squared circle I lived to dance in everyday gave me so many smiles and blessings, it could never outweigh the smiles and blessings I receive from my wife and children.”
The 33-year-old Bradley finished his career with a 33-2-1 record, his two losses at the hands of Manny Pacquiao, whom he had a trilogy of fights.
“The Desert Storm” won his first world title in 2008 when he escaped with a split decision victory over Junior Witter to take the WBC World super lightweight belt.
He then unified the WBC and WBO World super lightweight titles in 2009 after a unanimous decision win over Kendall Holt in Canada.
Bradley is still in the boxing world as a commentator and was even in the television panel when Pacquiao lost his WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn last month in Australia.
“I hope to continue to allow boxing in my world through teaching, commentating, and being a fan of a sport I love so dearly,” wrote Bradley
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