Boxer Timothy Bradley is gearing up for his upcoming World Boxing Organization fight with a training regimen he says gives him a distinct edge over his competitor: a strict vegan diet. In the months leading up to his June welterweight championship fight against Manny Pacquiao, Bradley has given up animal products—a move he swears improves not only his physical performance in the ring, but his mental clarity as well. The boxing champ first went vegan before a fight in 2008 at the suggestion of an advisor and has continued the tradition ever since. “It’s the most unbelievable feeling ever … The reason I love it so much is that I feel connected to the world,” he says.
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