Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley was born August 29, 1983 in Palm Springs, California. After a solid 140-bout amateur career which saw him place well in several regional and national, as well as some international, tournaments, Bradley turned pro in August of 2004 with a TKO win over Francisco Martinez in two rounds.
Fighting exclusively in his native California, the 5 ft 6 Bradley, notched wins over competitors such as Alfonso Sanchez, Jamie Rangel, Manuel Garnica, Donald Camarena, and Miguel Vazquez.
Bradley was scheduled to take on Jose Luis Castillo in a 2007 WBC jr. welterweight eliminator for a shot at the UK’s reigning WBC champ, Junior Witter. However, Castillo removed himself from the contest due to an inability to make the 140 lb. limit and Bradley was allowed to go directly to the Witter title contest.
Fighting in Witter’s home country in May of 2008, Bradley won the WBC title via closely-scored split decision.
Following a title defense against Edner Cherry, Bradley next chose to unify jr. welterweight titles against reigning WBO champ, Kendall Holt in April of 2009. After a tough contest, which saw him down, hurt and nearly stopped, Bradley would pull off the unanimous decision.
Next, Bradley would defend against former lightweight titlist, Nate Campbell, in a bout that would end in a controversial no contest due to a cut around Campbell’s eye that was ruled caused by an accidental headbutt.
A successful decision win in defense of his title against young contender, Lamont Peterson, followed.
Bradley then made his welterweight debut, notching a unanimous decision victory over Luis Carlos Abregu in July of 2010.
Timothy Bradley’s record as of January 23rd, 2011 is 26-0, 11 KOs
— Bradley is a proponent of a healthy lifestyle and always enters his bouts in supreme physical condition.
— Has world class-level hand and foot speed as well as reflexes.
— Tenacious, strong-willed, and brave, Bradley is never intimidated and is always extremely confident. (Continued on Next Page)
— “Desert Storm,” once a bit crude and un-refined in style, has improved his technique and overall skills over the last several contests.
— For a veteran world champion with solid amateur credentials, Bradley has an overall underdeveloped skill set (although, as stated above, he is improving).
— Lacks one-punch knockout power.
— Bradley is easily lured into brawls and can get careless in the heat of action.
Timothy Bradley is in an extremely tough and competitive jr. welterweight class and has plenty of potential competition available. His willingness to engage in tough contests will bring him the opportunity to prove whether he is the top fighter in the division or just another talented fighter in a stacked division.
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