Most of Monica’s lessons in business were learned the hard way, but sometimes that’s the best way. Threatened by foreclosure in the early days, she learned about mortgages. Not happy about some of Tim’s early contracts, which cost him money, Monica learned the business of boxing from previous manager Cameron Duncan and then took over his job. She had seen enough of the loose bookkeeping and underwhelming communication. She did an impressive job and in 2015, she was one of only four to be nominated by the Boxing Writers Association as manager of the year. In April 2016, Monica answered a call of her own, which was to open her own restaurant. It is Haus of Poké, located on Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage, CA. When Tim officially retired from boxing in August 2017, he’s become a hands-on dad, an ESPN boxing commentator, a volunteer high school football coach, and can be found at the restaurant most days, serving food, chatting with guests and doing what needs doing. The restaurant is a huge hit and Monica is already toying with the idea of two more restaurants in the area. She is also managing two up-and-coming young boxers Edgar Alfredo Martinez (AKA Chololo) and Dominic Serna, Jr.
Read Bill Dwyre’s February 2016 column about Monica: “Monica Bradley: Managing The Family Business.” This column was published several months before Tim’s final fight with Manny Pacquiao on April 9, 2016.