*After Manny Pacquiao’s shocking loss this past weekend to Timothy Bradley, many in the world are still wondering: “Who is this Timothy Bradley dude?”
After years of Pacquaio fighting the likes of Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Juan Manuel Marquez and Ricky Hatton to name a few, Bradley was an exception in the sense that he was a relatively unknown athlete.
So, we decided to come up with a list of 5 things you didn’t know about the man many may say “shocked the world.”
1. Where was he born?
Bradley was born in California and grew up in palm Springs. Before you say “oh the ritzy Palm Springs,” there’s a part of Palm Spring called the north end which is full of poverty and crime. This is where Bradley calls home.
2. What is Timothy Bradley’s nickname?
“The Desert Storm” for the fierce approach he has to boxing and how he just comes right at you.
3. Bradley The Boxer
When he was a young kid, Bradley was getting into so much trouble that a local trainer told him it would be best to use his hands in a legal and constructive manner. He took him to a boxing gym and that’s all she wrote folks.
4. The Father
Bradley currently lives with his wife Monica and took in her two children as he is now acting as a step dad. He also recently had a child with Monica.
5. Dead Broke to Millionaire
There was a point in his life where he and his wife just had $11 in their bank accounts and he quit his job as a waiter to pursue his professional boxing career. Most times, these rags to riches stories don’t pan out, but Bradley was able to make it work and achieve his dream. Did he ever.