Is boxing vegan?

There was an upset in the world of boxing earlier this month, thanks in part to a vegan diet. Underdog Timothy Bradley, whose winning training strategy is to stick to plant-based foods, was the first to take the welterweight title from Manny Pacquiao in seven years. In a YouTube video (, Bradley says the diet gives him tons of energy, and that it “feels like you’re in tune with the world. … You feel calmer and clearer. Man, I love it.” But he’s not the only one: Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis and elite ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek are just two other vegan athletes who have dominated in their sport.