Manny Pacquiao will challenge Timothy Bradley, Jr. for his WBO Welterweight title this evening from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “Pac Man” will try to reclaim the title Bradley took from him back in 2012 via controversial split decision. The action kicks off at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) and will broadcast exclusively on HBO Pay-Per-View. ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary on all the action right here.
Round 1 – Here we go. Pac Man lands the first jab. Right hook scores. Body shot from Bradley. Straight left from Pac Man. Both look for body shots. Nice straight right from Bradley backs Pac Man up. Both guys leaping in and out, throwing lots of stuff, but nothing solid for a while. Right from Bradley lands. Nice combo from Bradley. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Bradley.
Round 2 – Bradley scores first. Has good head movement avoiding punches from Pac Man. Brief clinch is separated by the ref. Left from Pacquiao. Nice hard left from Pac Man backs Bradley up. Right from Bradley. Pac Man being very aggressive now. Bradley right there, lands a hard right. This is a dog fight in the pocket. These guys are looking for the knockout no doubt about it. These guys are swinging for the fences. Beautiful straight right from Bradley snaps Pac Man’s head back. Close round. PMN sees it 10-9 Pac Man, but could go either way.
Round 3 – Nice left right combo from Pacquiao; right jab, left cross. Ref separates the clinch. Nice straight left from Pac Man. Another one two and then a left. Bradley doing work against the ropes, pounding at the body. Right hook from Bradley as they move back to the center. Right hook upstairs now, then to the body. Pacquiao lands a right hook. Bradley with the same. Left hook to the body from Bradley. Right to the body. Pac Man fires back as Bradley bobs and weaves. Couple big body shots from Brradley before the bell. Great great fight. Another close one, PMN sees it 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 4 – Right hook from Pacquiao. Right to the body from Bradley. Bradley really working on the body tonight. Nice right from Bradley. Roy Jones doesn’t like Pacquiao allowing Bradley to work the body. A right wobbles Pacquiao. He lands another. Left to the body from Pacquiao. Bradley chasing him and lands a right, now a left, left to the body. Bradley is here to prove a point tonight folks. PMN sees it 10-9 Bradley. All tied up.
Round 5 – Bradley’s corner telling him that Pacquiao is fading. Bradley really throwing the power shots tonight. Right to the body left upstairs from Bradley. Left from Pacquiao. Nice left to the body from Bradley. Left from Pacquiao. Left hook Bradley. Cheers for Bradley in the crowd. Left from Pacquiao after a short breather. Bradley chasing him down. Lands a nice right.Another right hook scores for Bradley. Bradley throwing some heat. Sticks his chin out and dodges punches a la Anderson Silva/Roy Jones. PMN sees the round 10-9 Bradley.
Round 6 – Right hook to the body from Bradley. Now a left hook to the body. Pacquiao hasn’t thrown anything almost a minute in. Left counter from Bradley after a combo from Pacquiao. Right from Pacquiao. More bobbing and weaving from Bradley avoiding big shots. Left hook Bradley. Left hook from Bradley. Nice stiff jab from Pacquiao. Bradley slowed a little this round. Now with his back to the ropes Pacquiao throws a flurry but Bradley ducks and dodges most of them before the bell. Pretty close round again. PMN sees the round 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 7 – Bradley with right left body combo to start the round. Jab from Pacquiao. Nice left follows that backs Bradley up. More ducking and dodging from Bradley, great head movement. Right to the body from Bradley. Nice right hook counter from Pacquiao. Bradley getting a little sloppy with his punches. Nice one two from Pacquiao, then throws and lands a nice flurry as Bradley is backed against the ropes. Bradley calls him on, looking for the home run counter. He’s trying to set him up for the big one but Pacquiao got the better of him there. The crowd is on their feet. PMN sees it 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 8 – I think Bradley got out of his game plan that last round, got emotional. Bradley’s corner said he lost his rhythm in that last round. Nice jab from Bradley. Bradley shakes his head no after dodging and getting off balance a bit. Pacquiao jumps in and lands a combo and is back out as Bradley whiffs. Bradley frustrated, lands a couple punches in the clinch. Crowd boos it. Round ends with more ducking and dodging from Bradley as Pacquiao misses. PMN sees the round 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 9 – One two from Bradley. Pacquiao just seems much more calm and steady. Jab, left hand from Pacquiao. Pacquiao knocks Bradley off balance a couple times, only the second one was from a punch it seems though. Nice right hook from Pacquiao. Bradley backed against the ropes and getting worked. He’s looking for that home run shot and flailing a lot. He does land a nice right, but Pacquiao definitely getting the better of him now. Bradley needs to go back to boxing. Nice one two from Bradley. PMN sees the round 10-9 Pacquiao. Bradley’s corner is NOT happy with him. They also tell him it’s EVEN, which I don’t believe.
Round 10 – Nice jab from Bradley. Right hook from Pacquiao. Overhand right from Bradley scores. Jab from Pacquiao…. he’s way faster at this point. Right hook Pacquiao. Nice left from Pacquiao, big left hook follows. Pacquiao lands a nice combo and Bradley can’t seem to find Pacquiao at all now. Bradley lands a one two and misses a few more before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 11 – Between rounds Pacquiao looked very calm, not even breathing hard. CompuBox has Pacquiao ahead by four rounds. Nice right hook from Bradley. Straight left to the body from Pacquiao. they trade jabs. Left counter from Bradley. Nice right from Bradley. Bradley backing up, throwing one’s and two’s. Lands a left. Right from Bradley. PMN sees the round 10-9 Bradley.
Round 12 – Last round. right hook counter from Pacquiao, he lands another with Bradley backed against the ropes. Big left from Pacquiao. Back to the center. Pacquiao measures him and lands. Bradley fires back and misses. Left right hooks from Desert Storm. Goes back to the body with the same. Right hand upstairs now. Time is called with 12 seconds left for an accidental head butt. Time in. They swing it out until the bell. Pacquiao does a little dance, Bradley raises his hands. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Pacquiao and the fight 8 rounds to 4 for Pacquiao.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Manny Pacquiao def. Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision (116-112 x 2, 118-110)
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