The Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves fight on HBO Boxing on Saturday night ended in a controversial draw. For most, it appeared that Bradley had done enough to win the fight. But when the scorecards were announced, Bradley got one 115-113 nod, Chaves had a 116-112 card in his favor, and the third card read 114-114, for a split draw.
Bradley vs. Chaves was expected to be a potentially ugly, foul-filled, rough and tumble affair, and it was for large portions of the fight. Of course, the outrage from Bradley’s team has to be muted a bit. Let’s not forget he’s the recipient of one of the all-time terrible wins, his decision over Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately, in boxing, that kind of karma goes around and comes around, and it worked against Bradley here.
On the undercard:
- Andy Lee pulled off a big upset by stopping previously unbeaten Matt Korobov in the 6th rd. It’s the completion of a very long journey for Lee, and now he’ll head to Ireland and look to defend his title in front of what will surely be a raucous crowd. It could be Billy Joe Saunders who gets the first chance.
- Jose Benavidez won a 12-round unanimous decision over Mauricio Herrera, winning an interim title.
- Mikael Zewski of Canada won a 10-round majority decision over Jeremy Bryan
- Jose Ramirez stopped Anthony Arellano in the 6th round
- Denis Shafikov won a 8-round unanimous decision over Miguel Angel Mendoza
- Sean Monaghan, of Long Beach, NY stopped Daniel Regi in the 3rd round