Inducted on November 11, 1999

Bramble started his professional career in 1980 under the guidance of Jeff West and Sammy Sangis. By the time he was ready for his first title shot, he had only one loss in his first 22 bouts.

On June 1, 1984, Bramble scored a great upset when he TKO’d Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the 14th round to win the WBA Lightweight Championship of the World.

Just eight and a half months later he proved that the first bout was not fluke. He again defeated Mancini in a great 15 round bout. These two bouts were “Wars,” but Bramble proved to be the better man both times.

Bramble held the WBA title for over two years and in the following years he also won the North American Boxing Federation Jr. Welterweight title in 1989.

In the next 10 years, Bramble continued to box and just recently won the vacant WBF Intercontinental Welterweight Championship by stopping Paul Nave in the second round.

Career Overview

  • Bramble defeated Ray Mancini by a fourteenth-round TKO to win the WBA Lightweight Championship on June 1, 1984. Bramble was a 4 to 1 underdog.
  • In his first title defense, Bramble defeated Ray Mancini by a fifteen-round unanimous decision on February 16, 1985. All three judges had Bramble winning by just one point.
  • In his second title defense, Bramble defeated Tyrone Crawley by a thirteenth-round TKO on February 16, 1986. Crawley was the WBA‘s No. 1-ranked lightweight contender.
  • Bramble lost the title in his third defense to former WBC Lightweight Champion Edwin Rosario on September 26, 1986. Rosario, a 4 to 1 underdog, won by a second-round knockout.
  • Entering the Rosario fight, Bramble had a record of 24-1-1. Bramble boxed until 2003 and finished with a record of 40-26-3.
  • Bramble has a record of 3-1 (2 KOs) in world title fights.
  • Bramble has a record of 2-8-1 against former, current or future world titlists:

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