Round of year: Bradley-Provodnikov

Welterweight titleholder engages slugging Siberian in a classic final stanza

Updated: December 31, 2013, 1:59 AM ET
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

For 11 rounds, Ruslan Provodnikov battled Timothy Bradley Jr. one-on-one. In Round 12 of the fighters' melee back in March, the Siberian slugger found himself in a handicap match -- against Bradley and the clock.

It's boxing's ultimate dramatic scenario: the final round of a championship fight, with one man needing a knockout and hurting his opponent badly as the seconds tick away. From the 15th round of Jake LaMotta versus Laurent Dauthuille, to Round 12 of Julio Cesar Chavez versus Meldrick ...

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