He's a vegan in a sport where meat is king, a thinking man's fighter in a game that embraces brawlers. Timothy Bradley never wavered in his chase for boxing glory, even when his bank account was down to $11 and there was no guarantee he would ever get a big fight.
He's finally got one against Manny Pacquiao, and Bradley isn't about to let the chance of a lifetime go by. Not after he's gone through so much to get to where he's at.
Bradley fights Pacquiao on Saturday in a bout that will earn him millions and could get him the respect he still craves. He's a decided underdog, but some in boxing like his chances against a fighter who is suddenly regarded as vulnerable.