Monday, 11 June 2012

Bradley fought with a fractured foot and twisted ankle!

Bradley in wheelchair at post-fight press conference.
As you all know, On Saturday (June 9th) Timothy Bradley became the new WBO welterweight champion of the world by winning a controversial split decision over Manny Pacquiao. A lot of fans were very angry about the decision but nobody blamed Tim Bradley. And, to make the achievement even better for 'Dessert Storm' it has been revealed that he fought most of the fight with a fractured foot and twisted ankle.

The 28-year old was taken to hospital after the fight and his manager Cameron Dunkin revealed on Sunday that he had a swollen, twisted right ankle and his left foot was fractured.

Bradley arrived at the post-fight press conference in a wheelchair and explained to the press that he had stepped on referee Robert Byrd's foot in the second round and "felt a pop." If this is true and Bradley really did fight nearly of the bout with these injuries then it is a remarkable achievement. Even to last 12 rounds with 'Pacman' under these circumstances is extraordinary.

"I went back to my corner and said I think I've broken my foot," told Bradley. His trainer Joel Diaz said it up was up to him; he could either quit or carry on in the biggest of his career.

Bradley decided to carry on and the decision obviously paid off. He is now a two-weight world champion and still undefeated in 29 fights. He also has a win over one of the greatest fighters of all time.

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