LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2) puts his WBO welterweight title (147 lbs.) on the line tonight as he faces unbeaten 28-year-old current WBO light welterweight (140 lbs.) champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 1 NC) .
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary for tonight’s bout. The action kicks off at approximately 11 p.m. ET (9 p.m. PT).
Round 1 – Body shot from Pacquiao, it was a left. Double left jab and a right from Bradley is blocked. Another body shot from Pacquiao. The crowd chants “Manny”. Left hook from Bradley. Bradley using a feeling left jab. Body shot from Bradley, then a body jab. Left counter from Bradley. Left from Pacquiao. Nice left from Pacquiao, best of the round so far, again. Another straight left from Pacquiao and he takes the round 10-9.
Round 2 – Pacquiao’s corner said, “He’s slow.” Hard left from Pacquiao, again. Clinched and Bradley lands several left hands to the body. This draws boos from the crowd, ref didn’t see him holding Pacquiao. Straight left from Bradley as he drives Pacquiao against the ropes. Another left from Bradley. Left from Pacquaio, he is off balance and Bradley counters with a left before the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 for Pacquiao.
Round 3 – Big right to the body from Bradley. Pacquiao smiles at him. Left from Bradley. Left jab to the body. Several rights to the body from the clinch and a right to the head. Straight left from Manny. Nice fast right from Manny to the chin. Now a right. Another right. Clinch from Bradley and gives some body shots, ref separates them and Bradley with a nice body shot. One two from Bradley. Manny fires back and scores. Left to the body from Manny. Another left to the face and Bradley sticks out his tongue, obviously not liking it. PMN scores it 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 4 – Big right and left to the body, then another left. Clinch up and ref separates them, repeat. Nice shot from Pacquiao. Left to the body from Bradley. Clinched again and ref separates. Again. Lots of hugging this round. Bradley ducking and dodging. Left counter from Bradley. Body shot from Manny. Bradley ducking and dodging again in survival mode after getting tagged hard by Manny. Manny lands several nice shots to the head and body before the bell. Bradley lands one back. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Manny.
Round 5 – Bradley complaining about his foot during the break. His coach told him to forget about it. Chants of “Manny”. Left hook from Manny. Bradley gets out of the way. Sharp left from Manny. Right from Bradley. Left from Bradley. Right down the middle from Bradley partially blocked. Manny with a nice right. Bradley retreats, Manny with a nice left moves Bradley back. Right hook from Bradley. Left to the body. They slug it out with seconds left, Bradley landing a few body shots. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Manny.
Round 6 – Left jab Bradley. Another. Right from Manny. Left from Bradley. Right from Manny. Slow start to this round. One minute to go. Right hook from Bradley. Another, nice one. Manny with a left. Has Bradley in the corner forcing Bradley to tie him up. Body shot from Bradley as he moves out of the corner. Left from Manny scores before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Bradley.
Round 7 – Body shot from Bradley. Right from Manny, left from Bradley. Tie up, ref separates them. Nice left from Manny as Bradley ducks into it. Manny using some good defense tonight. Bradley with some good head movement. Nice exchange as they slug it out for a few seconds. Left to the body from Bradley. Left to the face from Manny. Left jab from Bradley, right straight. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Manny.
Round 8 – Right from Bradley scores. Manny seems to be taking the first minute or two of many of the rounds off. He’s then coming back to take it. Big body shot from Bradley. Pacquiao smiled after an exchange meaning he likely felt it. Left from Manny. A brief flurry by Manny before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Bradley.
Round 9 – Right hook to the body from Bradley. Left straight from Manny. Body jab from Bradley. Left jab to the body from Manny backs up Bradley. Uppercut from Manny. Then a left and a flurry. Uppercut from Manny scores. Left hook to the body from Bradley is solid. Right left from Bradley, right hook blocked. Left from Bradley, right left. Brief exchange before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Manny.
Round 10 – Body shot from Manny. Nice right left from Bradley, one to the body. Left hook from Bradley partially blocked. They are saying Bradley may have broken his foot in the second round. Nice right hook from Bradley, blocked but powerful. Chants of “Manny”. Nice left hook from Bradley. Straight left from Manny. Jab from Bradley. Right hook Bradley. Jab from Manny. Manny trying to win the round with a late shot but Bradley avoids it. PMN scores it 10-9 Bradley.
Round 11 – Replay show Bradley twisted up his ankle in a earlier round. Even Freddie Roach told Manny he lost the last round. Left jab from Bradley. One two three is blocked by Manny. But Bradley scores with a left and right to the body. Left straight from Manny scores solid. Right from Bradley. Left jab. Left jab from Manny, nice right hook scores. Nice exchange and footwork from both guys. Lots of movement. Body hook from Bradley. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Manny.
Round 12 – Manny’s corner tells him to put him away. Bradley’s corner lies to him that he’s winning. Right counter from Manny. Right from Manny. Nice body right from Bradley. Bradley using great footwork, dodging most of Manny’s assault. Left hook from Manny scores. Right jab from Manny. Left from Bradley. Left right from Bradley. Right left from Bradley. Left from Manny and he should have the round 10-9. Nice showing from Bradley. Manny didn’t completely dominate or shut Bradley out but still should beat him by points fairly easily.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Timothy Bradley defeats Manny Pacquiao by split decision (115-113 Pacquiao, 115-113 Bradley, 115-113 Bradley)
And Timothy Bradley remains undefeated and is the new WBO welterweight champion!
The ringside commentators are in complete disbelief. It was a fairly close fight, however, it was pretty clear Manny should have got the decision. It seems, just like mixed martial arts, boxing has their own issues with judging.
I will say I thought Pacquiao looked a bit sluggish and off at times. He started several of the rounds slow and there were only a couple rounds I would consider super definitive for either fighter. Neither guy really got rocked too much, although, Bradley said afterward there were a couple times he felt Pacquiao stunned him.
After telling Bradley they (commentators) had scored it for Pacquiao ringside, he said he will go home to watch the tape and see if he thinks he won or not.
Pacquiao said he absolutely thought he won the fight. They are talking about a possible rematch on November 10th. The crowd does not agree with the decision. Bradley said he’s not satisfied with the decision because he hears the boos and says, “Let’s do it again.”
It’s important to note that CompuBox had Manny landing many more punches and power punches than Bradley.
If you want to know what Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks about the fight, well you will have to send your mail to the Clark County Detention Center and ask him, because Mayweather is locked up. But this could delay a potential Pacquiao vs. Mayweather bout even further.