Timothy Bradley/Photo courtesy of Top Rank Inc.
In what seemed to be an unpopular decision, Timothy Bradley settled for a draw with Diego Chaves in the welterweight main event Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The fight was televised by HBO.
The scorecard that was under the most scrutiny was that of Julie Lederman, who gave the fight to Argentina’s Chaves 116-112. Burt Clements had the fight for Bradley at 115-113 and Craig Metcalfe had it even 114-114.
Bradley – a former junior welterweight and welterweight champion from Palm Springs – had a huge lump under his left eye, which was partially closed. He is now 31-1-1 with 12 knockouts.
Chaves – a former interim welterweight champion – had a slightly close left eye. He is now 23-2-1 with 19 knockouts.