Last night on HBO Boxing’s PPV event from Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley fair and square, settling the score from their controversil first fight in the summer of 2012. Pacquiao vs. Bradley II was actually a far more competitive, and closer, match than the first bout between the pair was.
Right here, we have a huge collection of Pacquiao vs. Bradley II photos for you to take a look at, and some more details on the event.
ProBoxing-Fans.com scored the fight 115-113 for Pacquiao, with Pacquiao winning the 12th round he needed in order to prevent a draw. The judges had it more widely for Pacquiao, 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110. Certainly, the right man got his hand raised, and there’s no point in griping about anything too much — but the 118-110 scorecard was far too wide.
It was Bradley who really controlled much of the first half of the fight. He was aggressive, throwing first, and hitting Pacquiao with clean shots. He invested in some great body work, and even hurt Pacquiao upstairs on several occasions. Meanwhile, Manny seemed a bit gun shy, hesitant to pull the trigger, and even perhaps a bit self-doubting after some of Bradley’s best moments.
What really turned the tide didn’t seem to be any great Pacquiao surge. Instead, it appeared that Bradley gassed out after all his early energy exhaustion, and he also changed tactics, trying to lure Pacquiao into a mistake so he can land one huge home run, knockout punch. That never happened, and it was the wrong approach for him to take, especially after all of the early success he had been having.
But Pacquiao did what he needed to do, and got a just decision. While there was talk of a rubbermatch, I’m hoping that this is the end of it, and we can all move on at this point.
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