“We’ve traveled together and are friends and know each other pretty well but it’s part of the business,” said Bradley from the ballroom at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., less than 10 miles from where he grew up in North Palm Springs. “I had to take this fight. I didn’t really want to take this fight but I had to.
“Once we get in the ring our friendship is out the door.”
“We do have a lot history together,” said Peterson. “We met when we were like 14, 15 years old. We always had a good time hanging out together. I want to see him do well in his career and I’m sure he wants the same for me but at the end of the day we have to get in the ring and someone has to lose. Someone’s career is going to go backwards.”
Added Bradley: “Lamont is laid back and quiet. Those are the guys that I fear the most. He’s always thinking. I know they’ve been breaking down my videos and studying me and that they’ll come in with a game plan.”
The undercard features a WBC Super Flyweight title bout between Vic Darchinyan and Tomas Rojas.
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