WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley's online video chat Tuesday with The Desert Sun's Leighton Ginn: "It was kind of hard on me, ya know? Umm just you the bashing I was taking from the fans and the media, and I really didn't have anything to do with it. You know what I mean? So it was kind of hard you know dealing with that, but after awhile things got easier to deal with. I've been down this road before many times, my whole career you know? I never got any credit my whole career so it was just like “OK, let's add to this to the bad credit list. But they had a big rally for me here in Cathedral City a couple days ago and that was great, that was pretty much the turning point for me. I had a lot of supporters, a lot of hometown support and fans and just people embracing me and definitely respecting what I did on June 9 so I'm in a better place now. The mindset is great and I feel no one can stop me man. You know that's how I feel and you know I can't wait, if we're going to do the rematch I can't wait to do the rematch because you know I'm still set out to prove that I am the best, you know what I mean? And I can compete with anybody out there. The fact of the matter is that I was injured in the fight and I still pulled off a win."
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