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Timothy Bradley Shocks Manny Pacquiao, Wins WBO Belt

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12KOs) shocked the world by winning a close twelve round split decision over Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38KOs) to capture the WBO welterweight title. The scores were 115-113 for Pacquiao, 115-113 for Bradley and 115-113 for Bradley.

Bradley started the fight in full control for most of the first round. He was quicker with his defensive movements. Pacquiao started to rally in the final ten seconds. Bradley was making it a rough fight in the second round, but Pacquiao was returning heavy fire that pushed Bradley back often. Bradley, to his credit, was not intimidated and usually countered back with fast combinations. Thing certainly got more heated in the third round, with Pacquiao starting to attack more often and Bradley doing his best to answer back.

In the fourth, the fight continued to get rough. Bradley was taking the fight to Pacquiao, who was outhustling the challenger with more accurate punches. Bradley looked a little stunned by a combination in the final minute. Rather than hold, he stood and traded punches with Pacquiao until the bell. Both fighters had their moments in the fifth round. And they also closed strong by trading punches, toe to toe, in the final minute with the entire crowd on their feet.

Pacquiao controlled the action in the sixth. Bradley came back in the seventh with a lot of defense and he never stopped trading punches with Pacquiao to make it close. More toe toe to toe action in the eight and ninth, with Pacquiao getting the better of the exchanges and doing more damage. They slowed down in the tenth. At this point Pacquiao appeared to be the fresher fighter of the two. Bradley continued to slow down in the eleventh, although Pacquiao wasn't doing too much himself. Bradley certainly closed better than Pacquiao in the final round. Pacquiao was stalking him, looking to land something big, but Bradley was slipping a lot of punches and landing well placed counters.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-18-2012

1-3 for Bradley.. 4-8 Pacmonster.. 9-12. Bradley..

Comment by Brother Jay on 06-18-2012

[QUOTE=fabie;12256697]I share your sentiment but the Pac vs JMM was a true SPLIT DECISION. This Pac vs Brad wasn't even close and yet it turned into a SPLIT DECISION let alone giving it to Bradley. They should have a stipulation…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-18-2012

1-3 for Bradley.. 4-8 Pacmonster.. 9-12. Bradley..

Comment by fabie on 06-18-2012

[QUOTE=American Dream;12226694]I honestly had Pac winning..and think this is set up by Arum to cash in on a rematch..which I could care less to watch..this fight almost put me to sleep a few times..the rematch will be the same..but different…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 06-18-2012

[QUOTE=Ray*;12256550]I remember writing in the first page, I actually thought it was a joke lol...I actually thought someone made a mistake with the thread.[/QUOTE] Maybe it is, that Cynthia and Duane, such pranksters:buttkick:

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