Agence France-PresseOctober 13, 2013 03:33
Timothy Bradley battled to a split-decision triumph over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title.
Bradley remained unbeaten, and denied 40-year-old Marquez a world title in a fifth weight class.
The bout featured the last two fighters to beat Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao going head-to-head in a close, tactical contest.
To the jeers of a pro-Marquez crowd at the Thomas and Mack Center, two judges awarded the bout to Bradley, 116-112 and 115-113, while the third judge saw it 115-113 for Marquez.