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Manny Pacquiao drops Tim Bradley twice, en route to retirement win

Manny Pacquiao will retire for the meantime, a happy man, as he won the decisive conclusion to his trilogy against Tim Bradley  at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

“I have a commitment to my family, I have to retire after this, I don’t know if I come back, maybe I enjoy being retired man” Manny Pacquiao said after the bout about if he might return to the ring. “Every round I am looking for a knockout, but [Tim] Bradley is a tough opponent”


In the first round, Bradley took control using his jab to engage Pacquiao’s gloves and being able to time force Pacquiao to react as opposed to sit back and wait and counterpunch. The second round saw Pacquiao return the favor as he mounted his best offense of the whole fight.

The fighters continued to trade rounds as Bradley on our card picked up the third, meanwhile Pacquiao dominated the fourth. The fifth round saw a tough round that Bradley was winning turning into a clear Pacquiao round based off a late flurry that Bradley moving backwards.

During the break between the fifth and sixth round, Bradley’s coach, Teddy Atlas urged Bradley to be more urgent and use his game plan as opposed to trading with Pacquiao. Though Bradley tried he eventually was knocked down by a flash knockdown in seventh round that seemingly changed the fight.

The eighth saw Bradley hurt Pacquiao with a deceptive left hook that had Pacquiao holding on late to finish the round. Not unlike the rest of the fight, Pacquiao dropped Bradley in the ninth round with a punch that seemingly hurt him.

The result was all, but inevitable as the judges saw the bout 116-110 all for Manny Pacquiao

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