Timothy Ray “Tim” Bradley Jr. is an undefeated American professional boxer. Born in Cathedral City, California and training out of Indio, California, Bradley is the current WBO welterweight champion and former WBO and two-time WBC junior welterweight champion. Bradley is trained by former title contender Joel Díaz.
Timothy Bradley Jr. was born in Cathedral City, California on August 29, 1983 and grew up in Palm Springs, California. Prior to becoming a professional boxer, Bradley worked as a dishwasher and as a waiter. He married his high school friend, Monica Manzo, in 2006 and became an adoptive father to Manzo’s two children. Bradley, before fights, adheres to a strict diet and goes vegan.
Bradley fought Manny Pacquiao on June 9, 2012 for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. Bradley scored a controversial victory over Pacquiao by way of split decision, with two of the judges scoring it 115–113 to Bradley and the other 115–113 to Pacquiao. The decision ended Pacquiao’s 7-year undefeated streak and gave Bradley the title.
Bradley’s next bout is scheduled for October 12, 2013, defending his WBO welterweight title against Ring #3 ranked pound for pound, Ring #5 ranked junior lightweight and former WBO junior welterweight champion Juan Manuel Márquez.