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Bradley beats Provodnikov by decision in thriller

Updated: March 17, 2013, 2:12 AM ET
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Timothy Bradley went down in the first round and again in the last, getting battered in every corner of the chilly outdoor ring by an unheralded Russian opponent with none of Manny Pacquiao's reputation or esteem.

Bradley absorbed every shot and countered nearly every blow with punishment of his own, fighting on wobbly legs to a victory that should boost his reputation and career in a way that beating Pacquiao never did.

Bradley overcame an early round thrashing ...

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