Though sometimes an enemy, other times Bronze Tiger is depicted as an ally to Batman, such as in Brave and the Bold where he was actually someone Batman trained with on his journey to be the Dark Knight. However, Bronze Tiger's arrogance led to him leaving training early, thinking he couldn't be defeated with the skills he had.
Sure enough, he was undefeated, until Batman showed up looking for his help, and promptly be the king of the cage. Embarrassed, but willing to help, Bronze Tiger did indeed help Batman when he needed it, even picking up a few tricks along the way. Now a better warrior, and hero, Bronze Tiger became someone Batman could count on.