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Undefeated Contender Bradley Makes GSP Debut Dec 1

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 11, 2006) -- Promoter Gary Shaw announced today the signing of undefeated junior welterweight contender and former amateur standout TIMOTHY "DESERT STORM" BRADLEY (16-0, 10 KOs). Gary Shaw Productions will co-promote Bradley with Thompson Promotions. Bradley, 23, from Palm Springs, CA, trains in Coachella, CA under Joel Diaz.. He will make his debut under the GSP banner, Friday, December 1, at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA, as part of the undercard headlined by the season finale of Showtime's "SHOBox: The New Generation."

"I am very pleased that Timothy and his promoter Ken Thompson selected me to help present Timothy to a worldwide audience," said Shaw. "Timothy reminds me of a compact version of Mike Tyson, when Tyson was in his prime. He has such raw power and he is always on the attack. It's hard to believe he is just a junior welterweight. But once we get him in front of a television audience, the secret about Timothy Bradley will be out. He is not only for real, he is the for real deal -- junior welterweight style!"

Bradley, world-rated No. 11 by the World Boxing Council in the 140-pound division, captured the vacant WBC Youth welterweight title last year, in just his eighth professional fight, winning a unanimous decision over Francisco Rincon on scores of 100-90 on all three judges' cards. Two of his six victories in 2006 have been successful title defenses for the busy Bradley.

An amateur standout who traveled the globe, fighting in 140 amateur bouts, Bradley was a two-time National Champion, a PAL National Tournament champion, an Under-19 National Champion, and Junior Golden Gloves Champion. He was part of the US National Team and was a perfect candidate to participate in the 2004 Olympics in Athens; however, a regulation that combined the 147-pound division with athletes fighting at the 152-pound limit derailed those dreams. Before turning professional, Bradley was ranked No. 3 in the U.S.

Article posted on 11.11.2006



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