“Was Vargas denied the remaining seconds of the fight, and any improbable victory they might hold? Yes. But was he likely to accomplish what Kendall Holt and Ruslan Provodnikov, two bonafide punchers who had Bradley on his knees, could not? No. Replays showed a staggering Bradley not only raise his right hand to block a hook, but use what remained of his added strength to clamp onto Vargas as the fight drew to its premature close. If this is selling the finishing powers of a fighter with nine stoppages in 27 fights short, so be it.”
Read Eleventh Hour: Timothy Bradley W12 Jessie Vargas on The Cruelest Sport.