Tonight (4-12-14), the WBO Welterweight Title was on the line between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. Few pundits thought that Bradley could prevail before the fight.
Pacquiao won Rounds 2,3,6-10 and 12 while Bradley captured Rounds 1,4,5 and 11. The cards were 116:112; 116-112; 118-110 all in favor of the winner - Manny Pacquiao. This fight wasn't quite a landslide; however, Pacquiao got a solid win mostly due to his persistence, aggressiveness and continuous punching power in the ring.
Pacquiao closed Round 2 with a good left hand. He won Round 6 because Bradley slowed down significantly. Pacquiao showed the initiative in Round 8 and pulled away in Rounds 9 and 10. Pacquiao scored well in Round 12 with solid hooks.
Bradley closed Round 1 stronger.He took Rounds 4 and 5 with more aggressiveness and closed Round 5 with a strong right hand. Bradley probably won the 11th round with random punching from the outside. Pacquiao closed big in Round 7 and took the initiative in Round 8.
This fight was nothing for Bradley to be ashamed of since he fought a highly competitive fight. Pacquiao was simply busier and more assertive at key junctures in the fight like Round 2; 6-10 and 12.The Pacquiao win will have fight enthusiasts talking more about a potential matchup with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at some point. Only time will tell whether or not this long-awaited fight can take place some time late this year or early next year.
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