Agence France-PresseMarch 17, 2013 00:00
Unbeaten champion Tim Bradley captured a unanimous but narrow decision Saturday over Russia's Ruslan Provodnikov to keep his welterweight title despite being knocked down in the fight's final seconds.
In his first defense of the World Boxing Organization crown that he took from Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in a shock split decision last June, Bradley won by judges' scores of 115-112, 114-113 and 114-113.
"I think I've got a concussion," Bradley said. "I know I do. No doubt. This guy is a power puncher. He's a warrior. He'll beat any 147-pounder out there.