Born: Aug. 29, 1983
Born August 29, 1983 in Palm Springs, CA.
Bradley competed in 140 amateur bouts before turning pro in 2004 and capturing world championships in two weight divisions. He won the WBC super lightweight title in 2008 from Junior Witter (W 12) in England. Following a successful defense over Edner Cherry (W 12) he unified belts with a win over WBO champion Kendall Holt (W 12). Stripped of the WBC belt in 2009, he defended the WBO strap four times with wins over Nate Campbell (NC 3), Lamont Peterson (W 12), Joel Casamayor (TKO 8) and a unification bout with WBC champion Devon Alexander (TKO 10). Bradley added a second divisional title with a 12-round split decision win over WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in 2012 and defended against Ruslan Provodnikov (W 12) in 2013’s “Fight of the Year” and Juan Manuel Marquez (W 12). He lost the title to Pacquiao in the 2014 rematch (L 12) but won the interim title from Jessie Vargas (W 12) and full recognition with a 9th round TKO over Brandon Rios in 2015. After a loss to Pacquiao (L 12) in the rubber match, Bradley retired with a professional record of 33-2-1, 1 NC (13 KOs).
Bradley now provides expert insight from ringside as commentator on ESPN’s boxing telecasts.