Livingstone Bramble (born on September 3, 1960) was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World. Bramble was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands….and he became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003, he has never officially announced his retirement, and constantly hints that he wishes to fight on. His current record stands at 40–26–3 (25 KO’s).
After Héctor Camacho defeated José Luis Ramírez to claim the WBC title on August 10 of that year….there was widespread talk about a series of fights between Bramble, Camacho and IBF world Lightweight champion Jimmy Paul, to see who would become the unified world champion.
Exactly one year after defeating Ray Mancini for the second time….Livingstone Bramble took on the WBA’s # 1 challenger, Tyrone Crawley…which he won by a knockout in round thirteen.
Tyrone Crawley won the USBA lightweight title in June 1985 with a twelve-round decision over crosstown rival and future IBF lightweight champion Charlie “Choo Choo” Brown….as Crawley was supposed to challenge Bramble for the WBA lightweight crown on a few occasions in 1985….but the bout was postponed due to injuries to both fighters….and when Bramble and Crawley finally met for Bramble’s title in February 1986 in Reno, Nevada…..Crawley suffered the first knockdown of his career in the second round of that bout….but rallied over the next several rounds to draw even on the scorecards after eight rounds….as Crawley eventually tired late in the fight…and was knocked out in the 13th round.
NBC’s Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco provide a recap and review of the Bramble vs. Crawley fight….along with interviews of both fighters in this video herewith.