Bradley Hamil is returning to the ring.
The Canadian heavyweight phenomenon will bring the hurt once again on Saturday May 12th, 2018 for United Promotions when they stage another incredible night of boxing action at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
Bradley sat down with Kocosports’ own “Fighting Irish” Gerry O’Neill to answer a few questions and tell us how things are going as he prepares to step between the ropes once again.
KS: Bradley thank you for taking the time to chat with us again. May 12th in Mississauga, United Promotions have labelled the event as “The Big Hurt” and when it comes to your fights that name is more than appropriate. I was ringside for your past 2 fights, as well as several of your amateur bouts. You have developed a reputation for overwhelming your opponents with your power game. You have been victorious in the majority of your pro fights, can you share with us what lessons you have taken away from those first 3 professional wins ?
BH: I have learned to always train and always be ready, it’s not just about bringing power, each opponent is a different puzzle to solve, I strive to always make improvements between each bout. Those first victories were great, but if I want to keep getting those wins, I need to continue to evolve my skills and always be progressing.
KS: As of this past December you are now 3-1 in your professional career, what has that first split decision loss taught you?
BH: My first split decision loss was very disappointing, knowing what I am capable of. I thought I had done everything necessary to be ready for the fight. This loss forced me to re-evaluate my goals and training, opening my eyes to the changes that needed to be made in order to be successful.
KS: Your opponent on May 12th is Mexican fighter, Rodrigo Pacheco who will be, from a fan perspective, stepping into hostile territory in Mississauga. What kind of a challenge do you think Pacheco presents and what is your biggest advantage?
BH: Every fighter comes with a new challenge, but my training camp has covered all the bases, no matter what Pacheco brings to the ring on May 12th, I am prepared for anything!
KS: This will be your fourth fight at The Hershey Centre, so you are well used to being under the bright lights at this point, but as someone who watched you come up in the amateurs, I’d love to know how it affected you the first time you stepped out onto the big stage for a televised bout at Hershey?
BH: The experience was surreal, all of my family and friends… the amazing fans screaming. I felt empowered that with hard work and dedication you can achieve your goals!
KS: I know your focus right now is on Pacheco, May 12th in Mississauga, but could you give us your “hit list” of fighters in the division right now you would most like to face?
BH: You know honestly, I don’t have a specific name in mind. I don’t overlook anyone, so yeah, right now I’m 100% focused on Pacheco. But when it comes to a “hit list”, well every other heavyweight is on it, I’m looking to be the best in my division!
KS: Okay, so my final question to you today, you are well known for carrying yourself with a respectful and professional attitude, and you’re not normally one to engage in “trash talk” but, that said, do you have any words of warning for Rodrigo Pacheco ahead of “The Big Hurt” on May 12th?
BH: “Pacheco, I hope you know what you got yourself into!”
KS: Bradley, we will be there ringside as always to cover the fight, and not that we think you need it, but we wish you the best of luck.
Fight Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018.
The Hershey Centre
5500 Rose Cherry Pl,