Timothy Bradley attending the post fight press conference following his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao. (Photo by Chris Farina / Top Rank)
TImothy Bradley attended the post fight press conference of his biggest victory to date - a win over the pound for pound great Manny Pacquiao, in a wheelchair. Bradley reportedly damaged his foot during the fight and may have been fighting injured. This news further complicates the storm of controversy around the Bradley - Pacquiao meeting.
According to Bradley manager Cameron Dunkin, x-rays show Bradley has a left foot fracture. No fracture on the right, just a lot of swelling— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) June 10, 2012
Reportedly Bradley felt his left foot break in the second round but fought on through the pain, only to injure his right foot in the fifth round.
This certainly makes his performance against one of the most dangerous punchers, and complete fighters in the world in Manny Pacquiao all the more impressive, but adds fuel to the fire of debate over the bout's result. It seems unlikely that a man with two injured feet, one fractured, would be able to put on a performance of such technical subtlety that only two of the three ringside judges could see it.