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Timothy Bradley
Weightclass:
Welterweight
Age:
30
Birthplace:
Record:
31-1, 1 NC, 12 KOs
Height:
5'6"
Reach:
69
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin
Trainers:
Ray Bradley, Joel Diaz
biography
The Desert Storm
 

Twitter: @TimBradleyJr  Facebook.com/TopRankTimBradley
World championship fights: 9-0, 1 NC, 1 KO...
WBO welterweight world champion, two successful defenses…
Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion, four successful defenses...
Former two-time WBC super lightweight world champion, two successful defenses...
2001 National PAL Championships (amateur), 147 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2001 Under-19 National Championships (amateur), 147 pounds – Gold Medalist...

At the age of 30, Timothy is a nine-year pro. The WBO welterweight world champion, he won the title in June, 2012, and has made two successful title defenses.
He is also a former WBO junior welterweight world champion: he won that title in April, 2009, and made four successful defenses.
Timothy is a former two-time WBC super lightweight world champion, as well. He won that title in May, 2008, and made two successful defenses. He won the title for the second time in January, 2011.
He is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win against former four division -- featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight -- world champion Juan Manuel Marquez in his last fight on October 12.
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2013 – 2ND WBO W WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - in his last fight on 10-12-13 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 12 round split decision against former featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1): the bout headlined at the Thomas & Mack Center, and it was a good, close fight; Marquez pressed forward and had several rallies, but Timothy dominated much of the fight; he kept Marquez off-balance with movement, and consistently outboxed and outworked him; he rocked Marquez in the 10th round, then staggered him with a left hook late in the 12th; scored 116-112, 115-113 Bradley, 115-113 Marquez; after the fight, Timothy said, "That win was my ticket to the Boxing Hall of Fame. I beat a great champion. It feels amazing. I feel great. I knew that this was my moment and I told everyone that would listen. I did everything I trained to do. I jabbed over and over. He couldn't touch me. I gave him a boxing lesson."...
 
1ST WBO W WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 3-16-13 in Carson, CA, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1): the bout headlined at the Home Depot Center - it was fast-paced and exciting, and the momentum shifted back and forth; Provodnikov started fast and floored Timothy with a right hand in the 1st round – the referee ruled it was a slip, but Timothy was dazed by the punch; Provodnikov staggered him with a series of right hands in the 2nd, but Timothy came back, outworked Provodnikov, and swept the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds on all three scorecards, but Provodnikov rocked him with a right hand in the 4th; there were furious exchanges in the 6th round - Provodnikov staggered him and swept the round - but Timothy rallied and swept the 7th, 8th, 9th, and...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Timothy said, “I was born and raised in Palm Springs, California. I have two sisters, I’m in the middle in age. My dad works security for a high school. My mom is a housewife.
“I think I was in about sixth grade, and a friend of mine was boxing. I was always fighting in the street, you know, fighting in school. I always had fast hands, and we would always slap-box and stuff. He was like, ‘Aw, man, you should come down to the boxing club. It’s right across the street from the airport.’ I was like, ‘Well, allright, man. I’ll check it out.’ I just kept bugging my dad and bugging my dad, and he said, ‘You’re not serious. This game is no joke. You’re not going to be serious about this.’ I was like, ‘Yes, I am.’
“So I went in there and I met O.J. Kucher and Russell Rodriguez, and O.J. weighed me and took a look at me, took a look at my hands, and he was like, ‘Kid, you’re going to be a champion. I can see it in you.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ He just knew - I don’t know. I been there ever since. Of course, I went to different clubs and stuff like that, ‘cause he had passed away. His son took over my training, then my father took over my training. My father was my amateur trainer for my whole amateur career.
“I started boxing when I was about 10. I had about 145 amateur fights. I really don’t even have a clue about how many wins and losses I had, just a lot of fights. I’m naturally righthanded.
“I fought the best out there. I fought Anthony Thompson, Rondell Mason, Andre Berto. I fought Andre Ward when we were like, 14 or 15. It was in a national invitational. I ended up losing a split decision against him.”...
Timothy married Monica Smoot on May 15, 2010...he has a stepson and stepdaughter,...
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Biography
The Desert Storm
 
  • Twitter: @TimBradleyJr  Facebook.com/TopRankTimBradley
  • World championship fights: 9-0, 1 NC, 1 KO...
  • WBO welterweight world champion, two successful defenses…
  • Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion, four successful defenses...
  • Former two-time WBC super lightweight world champion, two successful defenses...
  • 2001 National PAL Championships (amateur), 147 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2001 Under-19 National Championships (amateur), 147 pounds – Gold Medalist...

At the age of 30, Timothy is a nine-year pro. The WBO welterweight world champion, he won the title in June, 2012, and has made two successful title defenses.

He is also a former WBO junior welterweight world champion: he won that title in April, 2009, and made four successful defenses.

Timothy is a former two-time WBC super lightweight world champion, as well. He won that title in May, 2008, and made two successful defenses. He won the title for the second time in January, 2011.

He is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win against former four division -- featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight -- world champion Juan Manuel Marquez in his last fight on October 12.

Doug Fischer reported in The Ring [online edition-excerpts]: Bradley… added another boxing legend to his resume with his points victory over Juan Manuel Marquez….

Bradley, who won by scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 113-115, arguably turned in one of the best performances of his career.

The defending WBO welterweight titleholder was the busier fighter – especially with his jab – and he landed accurate power shots while neutralizing many of Marquez’s hard counter punches with lateral movement. Bradley didn’t play it safe, however. He followed up whenever he stunned Marquez, but controlled his aggression for most of the brisk 12-round bout.

Marquez stood his ground in the early rounds, forced most of the crowd-pleasing exchanges and was on the hunt down the stretch of the bout….

It was a competitive fight, but Bradley was in clear control of the majority of rounds. The younger man was just a bit quicker, a little more nimble and busier….

Bradley took enough risks to make the fight interesting. He tried to jump on Marquez after stunning him midway through the 10th, and he exchanged hard shots in the final seconds of the last round, which resulted in the proud old warrior being rocked back on his heels. [End Fischer item]

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

He 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

Fight by Fight – 2013 – 2ND WBO W WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - in his last fight on 10-12-13 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 12 round split decision against former featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1): the bout headlined at the Thomas & Mack Center, and it was a good, close fight; Marquez pressed forward and had several rallies, but Timothy dominated much of the fight; he kept Marquez off-balance with movement, and consistently outboxed and outworked him; he rocked Marquez in the 10th round, then staggered him with a left hook late in the 12th; scored 116-112, 115-113 Bradley, 115-113 Marquez; after the fight, Timothy said, "That win was my ticket to the Boxing Hall of Fame. I beat a great champion. It feels amazing. I feel great. I knew that this was my moment and I told everyone that would listen. I did everything I trained to do. I jabbed over and over. He couldn't touch me. I gave him a boxing lesson."...

 

1ST WBO W WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – on 3-16-13 in Carson, CA, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1): the bout headlined at the Home Depot Center - it was fast-paced and exciting, and the momentum shifted back and forth; Provodnikov started fast and floored Timothy with a right hand in the 1st round – the referee ruled it was a slip, but Timothy was dazed by the punch; Provodnikov staggered him with a series of right hands in the 2nd, but Timothy came back, outworked Provodnikov, and swept the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds on all three scorecards, but Provodnikov rocked him with a right hand in the 4th; there were furious exchanges in the 6th round - Provodnikov staggered him and swept the round - but Timothy rallied and swept the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th rounds; Provodnikov was cut over his left eye in the 9th round, but finished the fight strongly – he staggered Timothy and won the 11th on two scorecards, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 12th, Timothy got up just before the bell, and Provodnikov and took a 10-8 round on all three scorecards; but Timothy’s hard-earned lead held up - scored 114-113, 114-113, 115-112; after the fight, Timothy said, "I came out fast. I wanted to jump on him. I didn't want him to get in control. I wanted to control the action and work at my pace. This guy is a power puncher, a great warrior. I take my hat off to him. He'll beat any 140- or 147-pounder out there. He's the real deal. For me the warrior instinct starts to come out, and it's just heart, determination and the will to win. Even thought I got rocked, I still fight hard."; Provodnikov went on to win the WBO jr. welterweight world title his next fight in October, 2013...

 

2012 – WON WBO W WORLD TITLE - in his last fight on 6-9-12 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 12 round split decision against lefthanded defending champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2): the fight headlined at the MGM Grand; Timothy fractured his right ankle in the 2nd round and twisted his right ankle badly in the 5th, but still gave a tremendous effort; Pacquiao kept a busier pace, landed the sharper punches, and built an early lead on the scorecards - after four founds, Pacquiao led by scores of 39-37 on all three scorecards; but Timothy kept fighting hard - he boxed and moved, rallied in the middle rounds and closed the gap in the scoring; after eight rounds, the judges scored 78-74 Pacquiao, 76-76, 76-76; Timothy finished the fight strongly – he swept the 10th round on all three scorecards, won the 11th on two scorecards, then swept the 12th round, and won by scores of 115-113, 115-113 Bradley, 115-113 Pacquiao; after the fight, Timothy said, “This is boxing. I’m a real champion and I’ll do a rematch.I know it’s predominantly Pacquiao fans in here but you know what? Let’s do it again.”…

 

2011 – 4TH WBO JW WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 11-12-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (8th round) against lefthanded former WBA super featherweight and WBC lightweight world champion Joel Casamayor (38-5-1): the fight was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez III main event, and Timothy dominated; Casamayor fouled repeatedly and was penalized one point for low blows in the 4th round; Timothy scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 5th, and scored another knockdown with a left hook to the head in the 6th round; he scored another knockdown with a series of punches in the 8th, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:59; after the fight, Timothy said, “I was a little rusty. I was rushing my punches. At the end of the third round, my corner told me to relax and put my punches together. I was rushing too much in the beginning. I can’t wait to fight again.”…

 

3RD WBO JW WORLD TITLE DEFENSE, WON WBC SL WORLD TITLE - on 1-29-11 in Pontiac, MI, he won a technical decision (10th round) against previously undefeated lefthanded defending WBC world champion Devon Alexander (21-0): the fight headlined at the Silverdome; Timothy started fast - he pressed forward, outworked Alexander, and Alexander was cut over his right eye, ruled by a punch, in the 3rd round; Timothy built an early lead – after six rounds, he led by scores of 59-55, 58-56, 58-56; Alexander rallied and won the 7th and 9th on two scorecards, and Timothy won the 10th round on two scorecards; but was stunned by an accidental  clash of heads in the 10th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:59 – the partial round was scored, with one judge scoring 10-9 for Timothy and the other two scoring 10-10, and the fight went to the scorecards; Timothy led by scores of 97-93, 98-93, 96-95; after the fight, Timothy said, “If that’s the best in the world, that’s weak. He jumped in. He just didn’t want to get hit by the big shot. Both of us were coming in, going back and forth throughout the fight. He’s a tough, tough warrior. He’ll be a champion again. Give Alexander time and he will box you to pieces. I didn’t give him that time.”…

 

2010 – on 7-17-10 in Rancho Mirage, CA, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Carlos Abregu (29-0): the bout headlined at the Agua Caliente Casino, and was Timothy’s first as a welterweight; Abregu gave a good effort and several rounds were close, but Timothy staggered him two times with right hands in the 1st round, generally outworked him, and was the more consistently accurate puncher; Abregu was cut over his right eye by a head clash in the 4th, and over his left eye by another clash of heads in the 7th; scored 117-111, 118-110, 116-112; after the fight, Timothy said, “The conditioning was there. I wasn’t tired at all. The speed was there. I felt I had more punching power. I was able to hurt him a few times but he recovered quickly. It wasn’t the best performance I probably could’ve put on. I wasn’t changing up my punches, throwing lead lefts and rights like we worked on in the gym.”…

 

2009 – 2ND WBO JW WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 1-12-09 in Rancho Mirage he won a 12 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Lamont Peterson (27-0): the bout headlined at Agua Caliente Casino; Peterson gave a good effort and scored with hard body punches, but Timothy dominated most of the fight – he boxed and moved effectively at times, pressed forward at others, and consistently outworked Peterson and landed the sharper punches; Timothy scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 3rd round, but Peterson came back strongly later in the round, and had a few rallies in the middle rounds, as well; but Peterson won no rounds on one scorecard, won only the 11th round on another, and only won the 5th and 10th on the third; scored 119-108, 120-107, 118-110; after the fight, Timothy said, “I don’t really get too nervous for my fights, but this was one I got nervous for. I haven’t felt like that in a long time. I felt like I did for my first amateur fights because I knew I was fighting a guy who has a good team behind him, someone with skills, and I knew he was going to bring it. And he did. Those body shots he landed, ooh! - those were some good body shots. I planned to come out and press him and work his body, but that’s what he did to me, so I had to change my gameplan and box him. It was without question the toughest fight of my career. It was a gut check. He made me fight, and he made me do things in there that I normally don‘t do.”; Peterson went on to win the WBA-IBF jr. welterweight world titles in December, 2011…

 

1ST WBO JW WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 8-1-09 in Rancho Mirage he had a no contest (3rd round) against former WBA-WBO-IBF lightweight world champion Nate Campbell (33-5-1): Timothy started fast – he outworked Campbell and built a lead on the scorecards; Campbell was cut over his left eye in the 3rd round, and did not continue after the round; the referee ruled that the cut was from a punch, and ruled a TKO win for Timothy; video replays, however, clearly showed that the cut was caused by an accidental clash of heads; after three rounds, Timothy led by scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards; after the fight, Timothy said, “I was just doing my job. It didn’t matter anyway. He was getting older and older through the fight. I was beating him easily.”; the result was later changed to “no contest” by the California commission...

2ND WBC SL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE, WON WBO JW WORLD TITLE - on 4-4-09 in Montreal, QUE, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against WBO jr. welterweight world champion Kendall Holt (25-2): the fight headlined at the Bell Centre; Holt scored a devastating knockdown with a left hook that dropped Timothy flat on his back in the 1st round, but he recovered very quickly; Timothy pressed forward and consistently outworked Holt, who fought very tentatively; Timothy won the 2nd on two scorecards, then swept the 3rd through the 8th rounds on all three scorecards; Holt won the 9th on two scorecards, but Timothy came back and won the 10th on two scorecards and swept the 11th round; Holt scored another knockdown with a right uppercut - when Timothy’s right glove touched the canvas - in the 12th; scored 115-111, 115-111, 114-112; after the fight, Timothy said, “My game plan was to break him down by going to the body. He keeps his hands high. I wanted to keep the pressure on him and not let him think. If you let him think, he’ll give you trouble. In the first round, he got me with a left hook and he stung me. I was a little numb, but I just listened to my corner, got up, and said, ‘Hey, we got to get it going.’ I got up at the count of eight and I was fine.”...

 

2008 – 1ST WBC SL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 9-13-08 in Biloxi, MS, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against former NABF lightweight champion Edner Cherry (24-5-2): the bout headlined at the Beau Rivage, and Timothy dominated most of the fight; Cherry gave a good effort, but Timothy generally outworked him and landed the harder punches; he scored a knockdown with a right hand that dropped Cherry on the seat of his trunks in the 8th round, and won by scores of 118-109, 119-109, 1170-110; after the fight, Timothy said, “I listened to my corner and got behind my jab. That set up my big punches and enabled me to take control.”...

WON WBC SL WORLD TITLE - on 5-10-08 in Nottingham, ENG, he won a 12 round split decision against switch-hitting defending champion and local favorite Junior Witter (36-1-2): Timothy was a 6-1 underdog and it was a big upset; Witter, typically switching between the right and lefthanded stances, boxed well in the early rounds – he won the 1st round on two scorecards and swept the 2nd on all three, but Timothy landed a hard right late in the 3rd round and won that round on two scordcards; Timothy landed some hard right hands in the 4th round, but Witter won the 4th and 5th on two scorecards and after five rounds, led by scores of 49-46, 49-46 Witter, 48-47 Bradley; but Timothy scored a knockdown with a right hand that dropped Witter flat on his back and dazed him late in the 6th round, and rallied in the second half of the fight; Timothy landed the harder punches, especially right hands, but Witter still impressed the judges in several rounds – the 7th round was split, with one judge scoring for Witter, one for Timothy, and one even, then Witter won the 8th round on two scorecards, and swept the 9th round; Timothy won the 10th round on two scorecards, then swept the 11th round and cut Witter over his left eye; Witter won the 12th round on two scorecards; most observers thought Timothy won by a wider margin, but the judges scored 115-113, 114-113 Bradley, 115-112 Witter; after the fight, Timothy said, “I’m after a legacy. I want to be one of the best to have  boxed at 140 pounds. Maybe I’ll fight Hatton or IBF champ Paulie Malignaggi – wherever the  money is at.”...

 

2007 – WON VACANT WBC YOUTH SL TITLE - on 7-27-07 in Corona, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Miguel Vazquez (17-1): the bout headlined at Omega Products International; Vazquez was a difficult opponent - tall and awkward - but Timothy dominated most of the fight; he worked the body effectively and stepped up his pace in the middle and late rounds; scored 100-90, 99-91, 98-92; after the fight, Timothy said, “He has a very unorthodox style. I had a hard time getting going because of his style. I take nothing away from him, he’s a good fighter. I knew he was going to be a strong guy in there. He fought a typical fight, which was being tough. I had an off night. I felt strong going into the fight, but I couldn’t get into the fight. I had a hard time getting going. I wished I would have been a little lighter on my feet. He was strong and he came here not wanting to lose. He was winning over the crowd. I always like to give the fans a good show. I got the victory even though I knew I didn’t look good. Next time, I will try to slow down and set up my power shots. What counts to me is at the end of the day, I got the ‘W.’ ”; Vazquez went on to win the IBF lightweight world title in August, 2010...

On 6-1-07 in Santa Ynez, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Donald Camarena (18-3): Timothy dominated the fight; he pressed forward, consistently outworked Camarena, and rocked him a few times; scored 100-90, 99-91, 99-91; after the fight, Timothy said, “He was a good puncher. He was like a thug, a street fighter. He was dog talking the whole fight, but I just stayed focused. I knew he would do that. I wanted to prove I’m a universal fighter. I can box and move too.”...

On 4-13-07 in Ontario, CA, he won by TKO (5th round) against lefthanded Nasser Athumani (20-3-1): the bout headlined at the Doubletree Hotel, and it was a good, close fight; both landed sharp punches in the early rounds, and both were rocked a few times; Timothy scored a knockdown with a right hand that dropped Athumani to his knees in the 5th round – he got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:35; after the fight, Timothy said, “He was a tough guy in there. He hit like a mule, he rocked me a few times. But I was trying to set him up with a right hand. It was a sneak right hand. I knew it was over when he went down because I extended my arm in landing the punch.”...

 

WON VACANT WBC YOUTH SL TITLE - on 2-2-07 in Santa Ynez he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Manuel Garnica (20-6): Garnica was coming off impressive performances in his two previous fights – he lost a very controversial decision against contender Juan Lazcano four months earlier, and won a 12-round decision against former WBA super lightweight world champion Carlos Maussa two months before that - but Timothy dominated most of the fight; Garnica was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads in the 1st round, and Timothy scored a knockdown with a straight right hand in the 2nd; he scored two more knockdowns in the 4th – the first with a series of punches, the second with a right hand – and won by  scores of 80-69, 79-70, 78-71; after the fight, Timothy said, “I think I may have silenced some of my critics. I felt totally good in there. It’s a good win. I can’t wait to get back in the gym and go to work.”...

 

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “I need to slow down a little bit and work behind the jab. I get fired up. I want to get in there and knock my opponent’s head off. Rangel stunned me once, but I had control the whole time. I learned a lot in this fight. He stunned me in the second round. He was awkward, man. He threw punches from weird angles. I just had to slow it down and be patient.”...

 

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “I knew what he was trying to do, he was trying to set me up with a right hand counter. I was looking to stop him, but my trainer said to stay patient and place my shots. I tend to load up my shots. He had a long left jab. Every time I threw a jab he threw a jab. It was a right to the solar plexus, man. I was going to get him sooner or later, but I was going to get him. I’m ready for the next level of competition. I’m training extremely hard. I’m running longer, and I’m smarter about my training.”...

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “I wasn’t myself, I don’t know what it was. I seemed to be just punching one-two, one-two. I wasn’t hurt at all. He caught me, but he didn’t hurt me.”...

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “I knew that he would be a game fighter. I knew that he was a strong fighter coming into this bout. I worked on extending my punches. I have a tendency to smother my own punches, and we felt the need to work on that. I’m willing to take the rough road. If my handlers see fit for me to fight tough fighters, then I will.”...

 

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “I can’t remember what happened. I was hurt, I fought dazed, but my legs held up. Man, it was my conditioning that helped me. He came across the country and he was tough. He was an undefeated fighter who moved well in the ring. He definitely was the best I’ve faced.”...

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “I started slow, but I decided I was going to turn it up a notch every round. I saw his record and knew he had fought some real good fighters. I caught him with uppercuts. This is my year.”...

 

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; after the fight, Timothy said, “That guy was tough. I knew he had never been down, but I hit him with some shots and he kept coming back. I hurt my hands hitting that guy.”...

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)...

 

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)...

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Timothy said, “I was born and raised in Palm Springs, California. I have two sisters, I’m in the middle in age. My dad works security for a high school. My mom is a housewife.

“I think I was in about sixth grade, and a friend of mine was boxing. I was always fighting in the street, you know, fighting in school. I always had fast hands, and we would always slap-box and stuff. He was like, ‘Aw, man, you should come down to the boxing club. It’s right across the street from the airport.’ I was like, ‘Well, allright, man. I’ll check it out.’ I just kept bugging my dad and bugging my dad, and he said, ‘You’re not serious. This game is no joke. You’re not going to be serious about this.’ I was like, ‘Yes, I am.’

“So I went in there and I met O.J. Kucher and Russell Rodriguez, and O.J. weighed me and took a look at me, took a look at my hands, and he was like, ‘Kid, you’re going to be a champion. I can see it in you.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ He just knew - I don’t know. I been there ever since. Of course, I went to different clubs and stuff like that, ‘cause he had passed away. His son took over my training, then my father took over my training. My father was my amateur trainer for my whole amateur career.

“I started boxing when I was about 10. I had about 145 amateur fights. I really don’t even have a clue about how many wins and losses I had, just a lot of fights. I’m naturally righthanded.

“I fought the best out there. I fought Anthony Thompson, Rondell Mason, Andre Berto. I fought Andre Ward when we were like, 14 or 15. It was in a national invitational. I ended up losing a split decision against him.”...

Timothy married Monica Smoot on May 15, 2010...he has a stepson and stepdaughter, and the couple had their first child, a girl, in July, 2011…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2004 WESTERN OLYMPIC TRIALS - Bakersfield, California, 152 pounds: in his first fight on 2-3-04 he lost a 35-22 decision against Vanes Martirosyan of Glendale, Calif., who went on to make the 2004 U.S. Olympic team...

2003 USA VS. PUERTO RICO - Trenton, New Jersey, 152 pounds: he won a 16-12 decision against Miguel Almonte of Puerto Rico...

2003 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES - Las Vegas, Nevada, 152 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight he won a 5-0 decision against Scott Ball of Plainview, Minn.; in the quarterfinals he won a 3-2 decision against Vaughn Alexander of St. Louis, Mo.; in the semifinals he won a 5-0 decision against Ben Foust of Knoxville, Tenn.; in the finals he lost a 5-0 decision against Andre Berto of Winter Haven, Fla....

2003 U.S. CHALLENGE - Colorado, Springs, Colorado, 152 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 4-4-03 he lost a 21-3 decision against Juan McPherson of Cleveland, Oh.; in his second fight on 4-5-03 he won on walkover against Anthony Dirrell of Flint, Mich....

2003 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 152 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 3-24-03 he won a 17-11 decision against Brent Rodrigues of Kurtistown, Hi.; in his second fight on 3-25-03 he won a 16-4 decision against Glen Dunnings of Akron, Oh.; in the quarterfinals on on 3-26-03 he won a 2-1 (paper scoring) decision against Durrell Richardson of Youngstown, Oh.; in the semifinals he lost a 14-7 decision against Andre Berto of Winter Haven, Fla....

2003 TITAN GAMES - San Jose, California, 152 pounds: in his first fight on 2-14-03 he won a 23-14 decision against Emmanuel Gonzalez of Puerto Rico; in his second fight on 2-15-03 he lost a 25-23 decision against Alfredo Angulo of Mexico...

2002 USA VS. ENGLAND DUAL I - London, England, 147 pounds: he won a 16-13 decision against Darren Barker of England...

2002 USA VS. IRELAND DUAL II - Liverpool, England, 147 pounds: he won a 17-15 decision against David Conlon of Blackrock, Ireland...

2002 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Las Vegas, Nevada, 147 pounds: in his first fight on 4-2-02 he won an 11-4 decision against Brent Rodrigues of Kurtistown, Hi.; in his second fight on 4-3-02 he won a 22-3 decision against John Askew of San Antonio, Tex.; in the quarterfinals on 4-4-02 he lost an 11-10 decision against Juan McPherson of Cleveland, Oh....

2001 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Kansas City, Missouri, 147 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 11-12-01 he won a 26-11 decision against David Ramos; in his second fight on 11-13-01 he won a 13-5 decision against Steven Ham; in the quarterfinals on 11-14-01 he won a 6-2 decision against Fernando Ramos; in the semifinals on 11-15-01 he won a 4-3 decision against Rondale Mason; in the finals on 11-17-01 he won a 24-20 decision against James Parison...

2001 NATIONAL UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIPS - Ft. Worth, Texas, 147 pounds - GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals he won a 26-8 decision against Timothy Coleman of Las Vegas, Nev.; in the semifinals he won a 25-8 decision against David Ramos of Pinconning, Mich.; in the finals he won a 19-2 decision against Michael Andrade of Providence, R.I....

2000 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - New Orleans, Louisiana., 147 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight he won a 15-0 decision against Delaney Howard of Cleveland, Oh.; in his second fight he won a 29-11 decision against Steven Ham of Newark, N.J.; in the quarterfinals he won a 3-1 decision against Napolean Cleveland of Selma, Ala.; in the semifinals he won a 16-4 decision against Spencer Harsley of Washington, D.C.; in the finals he lost a 10-6 decision against Anthony Thompson of Philadelphia, Penn....

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement...physically strong, is always in top condition…has great stamina and recuperative ability...a sharp, accurate puncher...a good body puncher...is versatile in the ring – can pressure his opponent or box, move and counterpunch...is experienced against top opposition...had a strong amateur background...

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 9 years, 7 months…32 fights...230 total rounds...105 world championship rounds...

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 7 rounds...

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 40 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 7 (7-0)...10 rounds – 4 (4-0)...