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Bradley's Manager: Tim's left foot fractured, ankle twisted

Timothy Bradley has a twisted ankle and a fractured foot to show for his victory over Manny Pacquiao.

He took over Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title with a controversial split decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The new champion was taken to hospital after the bout and his manager, Cameron Dunkin, said on Sunday he had a swollen, twisted right ankle and a fractured left foot.

Bradley, who arrived at the post-fight media conference in a wheelchair, said he had stepped on referee Robert Byrd's foot in the second round and "felt a pop".

"I went back to my corner and said I think I might have broken my foot," he said.

Trainer Joel Diaz said it was up to him: quit or carry on in the biggest fight of his life.

Bradley's decision to carry on paid off, although his courage was lost in the unexpected result. Two judges saw Bradley winning 115-113. The third gave it to Pacquiao by the same score.

The Californian, who improved his record to 29-0 with 12 knockouts, had vowed before the biggest fight of his life to "shock the world" and he did so, despite the injuries.

Promoter Bob Arum called it an "unbelievable" decision after Pacquiao, 33, appeared to have the fight well in hand.

Bradley weathered the Filipino’s attacks in the middle rounds and, from the seventh, made the adjustments that satisfied the judges, even though he never appeared to hurt Pacquiao.

"I started working with angles, sticking and moving," said Bradley.

"Most of his punches hit my arms," Pacquiao said.

The controversy set the stage for a lucrative rematch in November. "I've got to give him a chance to win his title back," Bradley said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 06-11-2012

So he fractures the left in the 2nd, twists the right in the 4th, and was still able to make it to round 12. Bradley lookin like He-Man and Pacquiao lookin like a total ***** right now lmao. Imagine if…

Comment by rambov on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=lopez36;12228831]ko him the next time? he couldn't even ko bradley fighting on one leg,what makes you think he will the next time? p[/QUOTE] LOLS dude you are so right. *******ies don't realize this is twice as bad.

Comment by cisjay on 06-11-2012

I rewatched the fight. Bradley won that fight. Go rewatch the fight.

Comment by mathed on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=PBP;12234809]That's the right foot or am I just tripping right now?[/QUOTE] It's his right foot....his left foot had a knot on the top of it...I couldn't find a close up of it but it looks jacked up too....this is definitely…

Comment by -PBP- on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;12234792][B][I] Well it's pretty obvious that he didn't just make it up......[/I][/B] [IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/53818/20120609_230908.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] That's the right foot or am I just tripping right now?

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