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It took two years, but now the result is finally official. Manny Pacquiao has defeated Timothy Bradley.

The travesty of justice from June 2012 reached a climax yesterday night as Pacquiao dominated the second half of the twelve round bout and emerged victorious by scorecards of 116-112 twice and 118-110.

“I knew I had to do more in this fight than I did I the last fight,” said Pacquiao.

The fight was relatively even for the first six rounds. Bradley altered his strategy from the first bout and elected to go straight at Pacquiao and throw power shots. There were some tense moments but neither fighter could sustain momentum in the early going.


Bradley, however, seemed to lose steam as the fight went on and complained of a pulled right calf in the corner.

“I'm hurt,” Bradley said.

“Let's just go home then,” said Oscar Diaz between rounds. “Do you want to go home?”

Bradley sucked it up but just seemed outclassed in the second half of the fight. It seemed like Pacquiao could have pressed the issue a bit more but was content to outland his aggressive foe.

“Manny was a little sloppy tonight but I was happy with his performance,” said Freddie Roach.


Random thoughts:

**Pacquiao has lost a step. He seems to coast in the beginning of each round and there are some rounds wherein he doesn't pick up the pace at all. The signs of aging? I rarely pay attention to the Punchstat numbers but his punch volume had decreased from what they were two years ago despite him saying that he "needed to do more" in this second go around.

Bradley needs a new set of wheels. First it was his ankle and now his calf. He's also too intense in there...a tight fighter is a tired one.

I'm sure Pacquiao's mother is a sweet old lady but she looked like some sort of witch doctor in the crowd...She was holding what looked to be a rosary card and talking to it...then pointing her finger at the goings on in the ring...I think she cast a spell on Bradley because after they put the camera on her Bradley complained about pain in his calf, lol....

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  • Posted by ssjjdd on April 15, 2014

    A pulled right calf now….really? Learn how to properly warm up and stretch then. a 30 year old, come on. What a bunch of you know what!

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