LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Bradley injured both of his feet during his win over Manny Pacquiao Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden and was forced to attend the post-fight news conference in a wheelchair.
He said he heard his left foot snap in the second round. In about the fifth, he injured his right. His right ankle was grotesquely swollen following the fight, which Bradley won by a highly controversial split decision.
Bradley had to suck it up and he won most of the last six rounds to take the victory. Judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford had it 115-113 for Bradley. Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao.
"I went back to the corner after the second and I said, 'Coach, I think I broke my ankle,' " Bradley said.
His trainer, Joel Diaz, quickly responded.
"You have two options," Diaz said he told Bradley. "I said, 'Either I'll stop the fight now or you'll suck it up and fight like a warrior.' "
Diaz said Bradley once fought with a broken rib in a fight against Miguel Vazquez.
"I wasn't quitting," Bradley said. "This was Manny Pacquiao."
Bradley was taken to a local hospital for x-rays. There was no word on his condition.
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