It was a momentous day for Timothy Bradley (22-0, 11 KOs) - as he completed his hometown victory press tour, he received more good news. Bradley, who seized his first opportunity at a world title shot on May 10 at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England against highly regarded Junior Witter, was informed by his co-promoter Ken Thompson of Thompson Boxing Promotions that The California Boxing Hall of Fame had chosen to nominate the pugilist as fighter of the year.
Don Frazer, founder and President of The California Boxing Hall of Fame stated, “we are very impressed by Timothy Bradley. The time and dedication that he put into his training really was on display when he fought against Junior “the Hitter” Witter. He is a confident young man that has many more promising years in the sport of boxing.”
The California Boxing Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. at The Sportsmen’s Lodge, located at 12833 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California (corner of Ventura and Coldwater Canyon). Luncheon tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 818-761-4887.
Induction ceremonies will include WBC super bantamweight champion Israel “Magnifico” Vazquez and WBC Female super middleweight and WIBAWomen's International Boxing Association super middleweight champion Laila “She Bee Stingin’” Ali. Post-humous category honorees include boxing legends Joe Louis and Eddie Futch.
Added Bradley, “it’s an honor to be recognized by The Californian Boxing Hall of Fame and I am proud to be nominated as fighter of the year. A lot has been said about my fighting in California and it gives me much pleasure to accept this nomination from a home-state organization.”
Finishing up the last leg of his press tour, Bradley makes his way to Bristol, Connecticut tonight to appear as special guest host on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights tomorrow evening.