RENO — One year to the day he last fought, Livingstone Bramble will defend the World Boxing Assn. lightweight title against Tyrone Crawley.
Since Bramble beat Ray (Boom Boom) Mancini on a 15-round decision in their title rematch last Feb. 16 at the Lawlor Events Center here, the champion has only made news outside the ring.
He was fined $15,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission when a urinalysis following the Mancini fight revealed a trace of the drug Ephedrin, which is commonly used in nasal sprays.
Bramble said he had used a diet supplement for a year without knowledge that it contained the drug. The WBA took no action.