Pacquiao vs. Bradley Results & Photos
The third installment of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rivalry was held on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, televised live on HBO pay-per-view. Right here, you’ll find the full Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight results, along with coverage of the undercard, video highlights, photos of the action, and more.
The first six rounds of the fight began a bit slowly, and each man had his moments. Pacquiao was clearly in control, but Bradley won at least a round or two. Bradley, though, could be seen to get unnerved and frustrated at times, despite having effective bits of action.
In Round 7, Pacquiao sent Bradley down towards the end of the stanza. Bradley didn’t seem seriously hurt but his glove touched the canvas. He rallied in Round 8, buzzing Pacquiao, and then piling on the pressure. He didn’t send him to the canvas, but he had him hurt. Pacquiao then stormed back and registered a much more serious knockdown than he had several rounds prior, landing a flush shot which sent Bradley flipping over to his backside.
Official scorecards read: 116-110, 116-110, 116-110
With the two knockdowns, it shows a consistent 8 rounds to 4 in Pacquiao’s favor.
Ultimately fight 3 may have been the most entertaining of the Pacquiao-Bradley rivalry. It was a strong showing for Pacquiao, and as we’ve been saying, it seems highly unlikely that this is actually his last fight.
He had questions to answer, following the layoff, shoulder surgery, the out of the ring distractions, and the one-sided defeat he suffered against Mayweather. He may not be the best he ever has been, but he proved himself to be pretty close. Of course, another dominant showing over Bradley simply further puts into perspective Mayweather, and his out-classing of Pacquiao.
Of course, we don’t think Floyd Mayweather is retired either. Although we certainly hope that they don’t fight again.
In earlier action…
Abraham vs. Ramirez
Gilberto Ramirez cruised past Arthur Abraham, earning a wide decision victory. Ramirez simply was faster and sharper, not to mention busier, and used his superior size to his advantage.
Abraham seemed to struggle to get fully engaged into the fight, and then was never able to land a fight-changing power shot to turn things around. With the win, Ramirez becomes a player in the super middleweight division and owns a strap at 168 lbs.
Valdez vs. Gradovich
Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez stepped up in class against former featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich, and made quick work of him. Valdez proved to be classes above Gradovich, and earned a stoppage in the 4th round.
Valdez immediately went to work, and Gradovich proved to be an easy target. Normally a come-forward, aggressive fighter, Valdez forced Gradovich to second guess and hold his hands more, and Valdez simply unleashed. Impressive showing from the unbeaten Valdez who looks to potentially bigger fighters on the horizon.
Ramirez vs. Perez
In what was on paper the biggest mismatch of the evening, unbeaten American Jose Ramirez was taken the distance by a tough but outgunned Manny Perez. Ramirez was in control throughout, but Perez had too much heart and was too busy to be put away.
Stay tuned for more post-fight coverage and aftermath from the entire HBO pay-per-view and the Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3 results.