Boxing News: Bradley Decisions Cherry

cherry35.jpgBy Aaron Klein: Making his first defense of his title, undefeated WBC light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (23-0, 11 KOs) easily defeated the tough Edner Cherry (24-6-2, 12 KOs) by a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The final judges’ scores were 118-109, 117-110 and 119-109, all for Bradley. It’s been four months since Bradley, 25, defeated Junior Witter to capture the WBC light welterweight title, but Bradley showed once again why many boxing fans are calling him the best fighter in the light welterweight division, better even than Ricky Hatton, by putting on a dominating performance against the 26 year-old Cherry.

Although going into the fight it was thought that Cherry would put on a good fight, Bradley had too much speed for him to deal with. Cherry was knocked down in the 8th round after getting hit with a big right hand from Bradley. Aside from that, there were no other knockdowns in the fight, and Cherry was unable to hurt Bradley with any of his own big right hand shots. In the 11th round, Cherry landed two right hands while Bradley was off balance after having thrown a punch, which caused Bradley to almost fall. However, he wasn’t hurt by the shots, only off balance after having thrown a punch of his own.

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Bradley vs. Cherry: Timothy Will Be Too Much For Edner

bradley44633.jpgBy Manuel Perez: WBC light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (22-0, 11 KOs) will be making his first title defense of his newly won WBC crown against number #6th ranked challenger Edner Cherry (24-5, 12 KOs). Bradley, 24, arguably the best light welterweight in the division at this point, recently defeated the fighter previously considered to be the best by many boxing fans, Junior Witter, by a 12-round split decision in May. The scoring of the fight seemed more than a little erratic, however, as Bradley appeared to dominate most of the fight with ease, knocking Witter down with a big right hand in the 6th round. Bradley had hopes that Ricky Hatton, who at one time was considered to be the top guy in the division, would show interested in fighting him, but like with Witter, Hatton didn’t want any part of the dangerous Bradley.

Witter himself had been futilely chasing Hatton for the past years trying to arrange a title match with him, only to be initially ignored and then later rebuffed, with the comment that he talks too much in the media and for that reason Hatton won’t be fighting him.

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Boxing News: Bradley vs. Cherry On September 13th

bradley12345.jpgNEW YORK (Aug. 14, 2008) – The new World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight Champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley will defend his title for the first time against Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the co-feature of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, which begins live at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The main event of the world championship doubleheader features Lightweight World Champion Nate Campbell vs. Joan Guzman for Campbell’s International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) 135-pound titles.

The Bradley-Cherry fight is being presented by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing. The main event is being promoted by Don King Productions from a venue to be determined.

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Boxing News: Arreola-Witherspoon, Timothy Bradley, Torres-Holt II

With an 11 fight knockout streak dating back to 2005, Chris Arreola has truly been a “Nightmare” for opponents. But the best young heavyweight on the planet is not satisfied; he wants a world heavyweight title shot and is willing to go through anyone in the world to get one. On Saturday, June 21st, the pride of Riverside, California will make his intentions known to all HBO viewers when he makes his Boxing After Dark debut against fellow unbeaten Chazz Witherspoon (23-0, 15 KOs)..

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Could Hatton Beat Bradley?

hatton463446444.jpgBy Nate Anderson: With last Saturday’s impressive 12-round unanimous decision over former WBC light welterweight champion, unbeaten Timothy Bradley (22-0, 11 KOs) fights himself as the top guy in the junior welterweight division and the new star on the block. However, he’s still not quite the top guy in the division, for just below him at the next open slot in the WBC rankings is former champion Ricky Hatton, the fighter that many people feel is the best fighter in the division. However, Hatton, 29, appears to be mostly living on his past accolades in the division, for he hasn’t done much since defeating Juan Urango and Jose Luis Castillo last year.

Both were impressive fights, most fans would admit, but Hatton hasn’t continued to prove himself since that time. He took time off from the division to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in December, which turned out to be a good move financially for Hatton but resulted in him being stopped in the 10th round. Hatton was simply too small for Mayweather, which he admitted later on. Since then, Hatton has decided to move back down to the light welterweight division where he previously held the IBF title. Before taking on the best in the division, Hatton has decided to take an easy tune-up fight against Juan Lazcano on May 24th.

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Bradley Defeats Witter

witter46342.jpgBy Eric Thomas: WBC light welterweight champion Junior Witter (36-2, 21 KOs) lost a narrow 12-round split decision to undefeated American challenger Timothy Bradley (22-0, 11 KOs) at the Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, in Nottinghamshire, England, on Saturday night. Witter, 34, was knocked down once in the fight after getting hit with a big sweeping right hand in the 6th round. Witter trailed in the first half of the fight, looking four of six rounds. He then rallied and appeared to win rounds seven though nine. After the 9th round, however, Witter faded badly and allowed Bradley to retake command of the fight.

In turn, Bradley would go on to win the remaining rounds 10 through 12. The final judges’ scores were 115-113, 114-113 for Bradley and 112-115 for Witter. I personally scored it 115-113 for Bradley. I had hoped that Witter would win the fight because I wanted him to continue exerting pressure on former light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton, who has been reluctant to fight Witter for some reason. With this loss, this now gives Hatton an even better excuse not to fight Witter. Though I highly doubt Hatton will get anywhere near the new champion Bradley, who like Witter, would box circles around Hatton and very likely knock him out like Floyd Mayweather Jr. did in their recent championship bout in December.

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Bradley Upsets Witter

With the poise of a seasoned veteran, Palm Springs, California’s Timothy ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley made the most of his first world title shot Saturday at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England, decisioning highly regarded hometown hero Junior Witter over 12 rounds to win the WBC junior welterweight championship of the world.

Scores were 115-113, 114-113, and 112-115 for Bradley, who used a sixth round knockdown of Witter to help earn the victory.

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New SHOWTIME for Super Channel: Witter-Bradley

Hennessy Sports in association with can announce important news… Canada’s only national pay Television Network Super Channel will now be televising the WBC Super Lightweight Championship of the world between Junior Witter and Timothy Bradley Jr. at the Trent FM Arena Nottingham at a new revised time of 10.45pm ET/PT. Super Channel will also be showing the International Super Middleweight contents between the WBC # 1 Rated Super Middleweight and mandatory challenger Carl Froch versus Poland’s undefeated and tough Albert Rybacki.

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Boxing News: Witter-Bradley On Showtime

ShoBox: The New Generation returns to the United Kingdom on May 10, 2008, with an outstanding world title showdown and a promising undercard bout featuring two undefeated prospects..

On a special Saturday night edition of the popular, prospect-oriented SHOWTIME boxing series, World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight Champion Junior Witter will defend his crown for the third time when he takes on WBC No. 1 contender Timothy Bradley at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England (same day tape delay at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME).

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Witter vs. Bradley: Will Hatton Face The Winner?

witter545353.jpgBy Michael Lieberman: As WBC light welterweight champion Junior Witter prepares for next week’s battle against #1 ranked challenger Timothy Bradley (21-0, 11 KOs) at the Nottingham Arena, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Witter, 34, hasn’t given up on his foremost goal of facing Ricky Hatton in the near future. However, with that goal in mind, Witter is hoping to defeat Bradley, 24, in an impressive fashion, so much so that Hatton will be forced to fight him rather than to continue to ignore him like he’s done in the past three years. Witter, however, needs to not look past Bradley, who is a hard-hitting knockout artist and perhaps the best rising star in the junior welterweight division.

It’s a credit to Witter that he’s chosen to face Bradley rather than ducking him like many fighters tend to do when faced with an equally tough challenger like him. Witter, though, has never ducked a tough opponent in his career, instead opting to fight the hardest fights possible in order to further his career and learn from it in the process. Bradley has many of the same attributes that Witter has, such as blazing fast hands and an excellent air tight defense. However, Bradley hits much harder than Witter and has true one-punch power. Though Witter doesn’t hit nearly as hard as Bradley, he makes up for it by his unorthodox punching style, which makes him capable of throwing punches from all angles when his opponents least expect it.

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