Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012.
Two judges scored the fight 116-112 for Pacquiao, while a third saw it as a 118-110 win for the Filipino. In their previous fight, Bradley was awarded a split decision victory that many observers felt Pacquiao had won clearly.
"Life goes on,'' Bradley said of his first pro defeat. ``It's back to the gym. Not a big deal.''
Bradley said he had been going for the knockout.
"I tried. I really tried," he said. "I wanted that knockout. Manny's a great fighter, maybe one of the best ever. I lost to one of the best."
It was the first defeat of Bradley's career.
Judge Glenn Trowbridge scored the bout 118-110 for Pacquiao, while both Michael Pernick and Canada's Craig Metcalf saw it 116-112 for the 'Pacman,' whose every move was cheered by the star-studded crowd of 15,601 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.