Pac Man got his revenge last night. In Las Vegas the MGM Grand, Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision and earned back the WBO welterweight belt.
Reports USA Today:
Even Bradley had to agree that Pacquiao defeated him in their rematch before 15,601 raucous pro-Pacquiao fans at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.
And unlike the first bout, there was no argument from the ringside judges. They gave Pacquiao the unanimous decision — by scores of 116-112 twice and 118-110 — after watching a skillful exhibition of speed, power and footwork from the 35-year-old southpaw.
Nearly two years ago, Bradley won by split decision, which sparked widespread criticism of the judges and an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General’s office.
On this night, Bradley had no answer for Pacquiao and admitted as much after the fight.
“I tried, I really tried,” Bradley said. “I really wanted that knockout. Manny is a great fighter, one of the best in the world. I tried throwing something over the top. I knew I had to do more in this fight than the last fight.”
Pacquiao’s record is now 56-5-2, with 38 KOs, and he earned $20M for last night’s work. See photos of the fight on the flip.