Hundreds congratulate Bradley on victory

MYDESERT.COM – Leighton Ginn | June 16, 2012

During a rally to celebrate Timothy Bradley’s upset victory over Manny Pacquiao, Bradley’s team was sporting new shirts.

On the back, it read, “Haters are my motivators,” in response to the swirling controversy over Bradley’s WBO welterweight victory last weekend in Las Vegas.

But Bradley wasn’t drawing any motivation from the rally. It was all love instead as fans were chanting his name and singing his praises as a good role model to kids.

More than 400 fans gathered at Cathedral City’s Town Square on Saturday evening for the 45-minute long program to honor the Cathedral City High graduate.

Bradley received a key to the city, and certificates from Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and California Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez.