Date of Birth: 16/2/98
Record: 11-0 (4 KOs)
BRADLEY ‘STING’ REA waited patiently for his chance to come when the pandemic closed Britain and it was worth the wait.
He was offered a short notice job on a Matchroom show in March against fellow unbeaten prospect Lee Cutler and snatched his chance in sensational style.
Cutler was floored three times and blown away by a devastating display of power punch in the first round.
It show that Rea is for real and after witnessing the demolition, promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted: “Wow huge statement from @bradrea_ - this kid can fight!!!”
The Matchroom chief offered Rea a promotional deal, but the boxer and his team signed with new kids on the block, Boxxer which meant exposure in the Sky platform.
He marked his first fight for them in October 2021 with a fantastic points win over Jez Smith, a contest that is one of the best British eight rounders in 2021.
Bradley trains under Blain Younis at Ricky Hatton’s camp in Hyde and the two-weight world champion also keeps an eye on the prospect.
Manager Steve Wood has great belief that Bradley will reach British title level and perhaps go even further. He had been matched carefully until Cutler.
Until then his best win was a first round stoppage of
tough Alistair Warren who couldn’t take razor sharp body shots delivered from his fists.
He turned professional at the age of 20 after 97 amateur fights for St John’s ABC which is run by his Father. He won multiple titles including an ABA Schoolboy Championship.