By Edward Chaykovsky
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) took a lot of damage in defeated Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15KOs) by way of a twelve round unanimous decision at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Bradley was more active, but Provodnikov came close to knocking him out in several rounds. After winning on cards of 115-112, 114-113 and 114-113 - Bradley felt that he suffered a concussion and went to the hostpital to get checked out.
"I think I've got a concussion. I know I do. No doubt. This guy is a power puncher. He's a warrior. He'll beat any 147-pounder out there. One of the punches in one of those rounds concussed me. I'm dizzy right now. At some point, that warrior instinct kicks in, the determination, the will to win, and that's what I counted on," Bradley said.