Timothy Bradley – eye, face swollen nasty style after fight
Timothy Bradley fought Diego Chaves to a draw on Saturday night, and he had plenty of bruises to take home with home in addition to a questionable decision.
Bradley appeared to injure his cheekbone early in the fight and said afterwards he thinks it is fractured (shocker – right?). The entire left side of his face was puffed up, though he said it did not impact his vision.
“It was a lot of headbutts early on and he landed a couple of good right hands on the top of my eye, I felt it. It increased the swelling,” Bradley said in his postfight interview with HBO.
One judge scored the fight for each fighter, while the third scored it a draw.
“I thought the decision was horrible, but hey, I’m not a judge. I give maybe four rounds, maybe five the max … I feel like I won the fight.
“I feel like I won the fight clearly, but the judges saw it a different way.”
No surprise, fans had a little fun with Bradley’s disfigured face.
One person compared it to Will Smith in “Hitch”:
— blogmamba (@blogmamba) December 14, 2014
Another compared it to Martin Lawrence:
Timothy Bradley be like pic.twitter.com/AZDuLZr5si
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) December 14, 2014
At least this was nothing compared to Denis Lebedev after a loss to Guillermo Jones. That was nasty.