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Tim Bradley didn’t deserve any boos on Saturday night after grueling victory over Provodnikov

Tim Bradley following his victory over Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday night (Photo credit: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Tim Bradley successfully defended his WBO welterweight crown with a unanimous decision victory over Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov.

Improving his record to 30-0 with 12 knockouts, Bradley saw scorecards of 115-112 and 114-113 twice go to his favor but the tallies hardly told the tale of the fight.

Photos: Tim Bradley survives a war and late knockdown to overcome Ruslan Provodnikov

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Tim Bradley survived a scare in the face of Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov during their HBO-televised welterweight title bout. Bradley was rocked in the first, staggered badly in the second, and survived a knockdown in the 12th and final round.

Scores of 115-112 and 114-113 were twice read in Bradley’s favor, as the sport’s reigning WBO welterweight champion sees his record rise to 30-0 with 12 knockouts.  Provodnikov falls to 22-2 with 15 knockouts.

Check out the photos below for a ringside look at Bradley-Provodnikov and the undercard action.

Photos courtesy of Chris Farina – Top Rank

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