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Bradley vs. Sanchez Ready for Challenge: Final Quotes and Weights from Ontario, CA

16.10.06 - Ontario, CA - Undefeated "Desert Storm" Timothy Ray Bradley Jr. weighed in tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario for his main event fight against Alfonso "Poncho" Sanchez.

"I was not expecting to fight at 147 lbs. but I'll make my opponent pay for that. I was the WBC Youth champ at that division so I have no problem in facing a bigger guy," said Bradley after Sanchez' camp informed the promoter that he was having difficulties making the weight stipulated originally.

Sanchez weighed in at 149.5 while Bradley made 146.5. "This is the heaviest opponent Timothy has faced," said matchmaker Alex Camponovo. "It makes no difference, Bradley is ready for war and he looks sharp as usual," said Camponovo after the weigh in.

Also tonight, Thompson Boxing signed Colombian future star Yonnhy Perez to a long-term promotional contract. Perez who already has an impressive undefeated record of 6-0, 5 KOs will face Arturo Bracamontes in a six round battle and will debut as a Thompson Boxing Promotions athlete.

"Yonnhy is an outstanding young man, he is a gym rat, very smart in the ring and looks extremely promising," said promoter Ken Thompson after the deal was sealed. "We look forward into taking Perez all the way to a world title and making him a super star," concluded Thompson.

Perez started boxing at the age of 8 years old in his hometown of Cartagena, Colombia. He accumulated an astonishing amateur record of 247 wins with only 17 losses and represented his country in many world amateur tournaments throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

WEIGHTS FOR PATH TO GLORY - October 16
Timothy Ray Bradley Jr. 146.5 vs. Alfonso Sanchez 149.5
Danny Garcia 167 vs. Derek Andrews 166
Yonnhy Perez 118.5 vs. Arturo Bracamontes 121
Ivan Stovall 167 vs. Cromwell Gordon 163
Cornell Davis vs. Chris Grenn (will weigh in tomorrow)
Osvaldo Medina 126.5 vs. Freudis Rojas 127.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel Event Center, Ontario. 222 N. Vineyard Ave.
Tickets: $75, $45, $30
Phone: 714-719-0967 or at the event center door while tickets last
Event Info: Doors Open 6:30 pm. First bout 7:45 pm

Article posted on 16.10.2006



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