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Timothy Bradley

Weightclass: Welterweight

  • 33wins

  • 2losses

  • 1draws

  • 13kos

AGE:
33
Birthplace:
Palm Springs, California
Height:
5'6"
reach:
69
Managers:
Monica Bradley (wife)
Trainers:
Teddy Atlas

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The Desert Storm

At the age of 32, Timothy is an 11-year pro. A former two-time WBO welterweight world champion, he won the title for the first time in June, 2012, made two successful defenses, and lost the title in April, 2014. He won the “interim” version in June, 2015, and was elevated to “world” champion when the world title was vacated.

He is also a former two-time WBC super lightweight world champion and former WBO junior welterweight world champion. He won the WBC title in May, 2008, made one successful defense, then unified the WBO title in April, 2009. He was stripped of the WBC title for not making his mandatory defense, but made two WBO defenses, then unified the WBC title in a third WBO defense. He was again stripped of the WBC title for inactivity, made one more WBO defense, then moved up in weight.

Timothy has been fighting at the elite level of competition for several years. 13 of his last 16 fights have been against world champions and include wins against future Hall of Famers Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao.

In his last fight on April 9 in Las Vegas, he lost a 12-round unanimous decision in his third fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Timothy gave a strong effort and had several rallies – he won the second and third rounds on two scorecards, swept the eighth round on all three, and won the 11th round on two scorecards – but Pacquiao won by scores of 116-110 on all three scorecards.

After the fight, Timothy said, “Manny was very strong in there. Very heavy punches. He was also very patient. I wasn’t professional enough to stay patient myself, and I walked into shots.

“Yeah, he caught me good on that one. He’s just very quick and very explosive. Great reflexes, and it is hard to defend. Congrats to Manny.”

Timothy is experienced against top opposition and has fought world champions Manny Pacquiao two times (W12, L12, W12), Brandon Rios (TKO9), Jessie Vargas (W12), Juan Manuel Marquez (W12), Ruslan Provodnikov (W12), Joel Casamayor (TKO8), and Devon Alexander (W12), all in consecutive fights, and Lamont Peterson (W12), Nate Campbell (NC3), and Kendall Holt (W12) in earlier consecutive fights, as well as Junior Witter (W12), and Miguel Vazquez (W10).

Timothy was also an amateur standout. He was eliminated in his first fight at the 2004 Western Olympic Trials, but became the first member of the Class of ‘04 to win a world title on May 10, 2008. 11 months later, he also became the first to win two world titles.

Regarding his nickname, Timothy said, “I just wanted a name that would stick. I’m from the desert down here in Palm Springs. I was listening to a rapper named Fabolous and in the background, I heard, ‘Desert Storm,” and I was like, ‘Man, that sounds good.’ The war was going on and I was like, ‘That would be perfect.’ I wasn’t in the military, but mentally and the way I train, I train like I was in the military – a lot of discipline.”

fight history

  • 2004

    on 11-22-04 in Ontario he won by knockout (1st round, 0:18) against Luis Medina (debut)…

    On 10-29-04 in Ontario he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Raul Nunez (debut): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    He debuted at the age of 20 on 8-20-04 in Corona and won by knockout (2nd round, 1:17) against Francisco Martinez (debut)…

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  • 2005

    on 11-21-05 in Ontario he won a technical decision (9th round) against Jorge Padilla (6-2): Timothy dominated most of the fight; he consistently outworked Padilla and landed the harder punches; Padilla was cut over his eye by a clash of heads, and the fight was stopped on the injury at the end of the 9th round and went to the scorecards; scored 90-81, 90-81, 89-82…

    WON WBC YOUTH W TITLE – on 9-23-05 in Corona he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Francisco Rincon (10-2): Timothy dominated the fight and shut out Rincon 100-90 on all three scorecards…

    On 8-26-05 in Corona he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Juan Cervantes (11-16-2): scored 60-53 on all three scorecards…

    On 7-21-05 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by knockout (5th round, 2:15) against Andre Marcos (0-1)…

    On 6-3-05 in Ontario he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Justo Almazan (14-42-5): scored 60-52, 59-53, 59-53…

    On 4-25-05 in Ontario he won by knockout (3rd round, 2:49) against Ramon Ortiz (1-9-3)…

    On 3-28-05 in Ontario he won by knockout (1st round, 2:59) against Carlos Parra (1-2)…

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  • 2006

    on 12-1-06 in Santa Ynez he won a unanimous technical decision against lefthanded Jaime Rangel (30-9-1): it was good fight and several rounds were close; Rangel gave a strong effort – he rocked Timothy with a right hook in the 2nd round and a straight left hand in the 3rd; Timothy was generally a little busier and more consistent in the 4th and 5th rounds, then Rangel rallied again in the 6th and 8th; but Rangel was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads midway through the 8th round, the fight was stopped on the injury, and the 8th round was scored; the crowd booed the annoucement of the decision – 79-73 on all three scorecards…

    On 10-16-06 in Ontario he won by knockout (1st round) against Alfonso Sanchez (20-5-1): the fight headlined at the Doubletree Hotel; Timothy scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a jab to the chest that dropped Sanchez to his knees, the second with a right hand to the stomach – and Sanchez was counted out on one knee at 2:44…

    On 8-18-06 in Corona, CA, he won by knockout (5th round) against Martin Ramirez (2-7): the fight headlined at the Omega Product International Arena; Ramirez rocked Timothy in the 4th round, but Timothy steadily wore him down and Ramirez did not continue after the 5th round…

    WON VACANT WBC SL YOUTH TITLE – on 6-23-06 in Ontario he won by TKO (3rd round) against Arturo Urena (18-12-1): the fight headlined and the Doubletree Hotel; Timothy scored one knockdown with a right hand to the chin in the 2nd round; he scored another knockdown with another right hand to the chin in the 3rd that put Urena flat on his back, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:26…

    On 5-13-06 in Lancaster, CA, he won by knockout (6th round) against Jesus Santiago (9-12-1)…

    2ND WBC YOUTH W TITLE DEFENSE – on 3-31-06 in Ontario he won an 8 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Eli Addison (8-0): the fight headlined at the Doubletree Hotel; at 5’11” tall, Addison had a five-inch height advantage; Timothy was dazed by a clash of heads in the 2nd round, but gradually recovered and constantly pressed forward; he wore down Addison with a steady body attack and dominated most of the fight; scored 80-72, 79-73, 78-74…

    1ST WBC YOUTH W TITLE DEFENSE – on 2-17-06 in Ontario he won by knockout (2nd round) against Rafael Ortiz (9-11-1): Timothy rocked Ortiz repeatedly in the 2nd round, and Ortiz did not continue after the round…

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