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Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao mentioned retirement after his Saturday night work, though after knocking down Timothy Bradley twice in his unanimous-decision victory, job it quits seems like a beforehand choice.

Pacquiao, 11 months after his record-selling Floyd Mayweather Jr. loss, returned to form with complicated punches, powerful Bradley to tighten their trilogy and journey to delight by scores of 116-110 from all 3 judges, Dave Moretti, Burt Clements and Steve Weisfeld.

In front of 14,665 during MGM Grand, Pacquiao (58-6-2) knocked down Coachella Valley’s Bradley (33-2-1) in a seventh and ninth rounds.

“I was looking for a knockout in any round,” Pacquiao said. “He’s a really tough warrior and really good counterpuncher. This was a really best Tim Bradley I’ve faced in a 3 fights.”

After a dull, distributed initial 3 rounds, Pacquiao and Bradley started to trade punches in a fourth and Bradley corroborated Pacquiao to a ropes in a fifth, alighting a true punch.

Manny Pacquiao discusses win over Timothy Bradley and retirement (part 2)

Manny Pacquiao discusses win over Timothy Bradley and retirement (part 2)

Manny Pacquiao degraded Timothy Bradley by unanimous preference on Saturday night during a MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao degraded Timothy Bradley by unanimous preference on Saturday night during a MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Then, in a seventh, Pacquiao pulpy Bradley to a neutral corner, where he strike a former two-division universe champion with a left, afterwards a brief right as Bradley dipped down and went to a canvas.

Referee Tony weeks ruled it a knockdown, though Bradley and his tutor Teddy Atlas disagreed.

“He pulled me down with his glove,” Bradley said.

Talking to HBO in a ring after a defeat, Bradley asked to see replays of a knockdowns and when he saw Pacquiao’s heading left planted on his face in a ninth, he remarked, “Oooh-eee! Yeah, he hold me good with that one.”

In a eighth, Bradley had rallied with some-more than a half-dozen purify punches, going a kill as Pacquiao hold him and hung on. Bradley never forsaken Pacquiao in a trilogy, and that comfort authorised Pacquiao to some-more aggressively press a action, repeating his 2014 unanimous-decision triumph.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley 3: round-by-round recap

Bradley claimed before a quarrel that he dictated to furnish a autarchic opening of fighting and invulnerability identical to his ninth-round technical knockout of obtuse Brandon Rios in November.

“Manny is studious … we wasn’t maestro adequate to be studious myself and we walked into some shots,” he pronounced after a loss.

“He’s really quick, really bomb and it’s tough to decider him with discerning reflexes. He won a fight, most honour to Manny Pacquiao.”

CompuBox reported Pacquiao connected on 122 punches to Bradley’s 99.

Pacquiao badly sought a convincing display like Saturday’s to answer a annoyance he felt he brought on himself and his nation in a Mayweather loss, when he worked by an aggravated shoulder damage and pronounced he underwent medicine afterward.

The record eight-division universe champion, during age 37, will find choosing in a Philippines Senate on May 9, and said, “As of now, I’m retired. we am going to go home and consider about [fighting again]. we wish to go home with my family and offer a people.”

Pacquiao tutor Freddie Roach said, “I desired a approach Manny threw his combos. He competence be a small rusty, though if he wants to continue, I’d let him go.”

Pacquiao could potentially have his choice of dominant junior-welterweight champion Terence Crawford, Mexico’s middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, or maybe someone creates a box that with a healed shoulder, a dual knockdowns of headstrong Bradley are estimable of a remunerative Mayweather rematch during a new, 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“I wish that we gave them a good fight,” Pacquiao said. “Thank we to all a fans.”

Earlier, Southland-based featherweight Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 knockouts) bolstered his box for a pretension shot with a fourth-round knockout of former pretension challenger Evgeny Gradovich.

Oscar Valdez defeats Evgeny Gradovich by TKO

Oscar Valdez defeats Evgeny Gradovich by TKO

Oscar Valdez’s talent in hotel ballroom fights projected to something greater, and when a Southland-trained former Olympian from Mexico stepped on that theatre Saturday night he over a potential.

Valdez (19-0, 17 knockouts) scored a fourth-round technical knockout of former featherweight…

Oscar Valdez’s talent in hotel ballroom fights projected to something greater, and when a Southland-trained former Olympian from Mexico stepped on that theatre Saturday night he over a potential.

Valdez (19-0, 17 knockouts) scored a fourth-round technical knockout of former featherweight…

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And Valdez’s countryman, Gilberto Ramirez, became a initial Mexican to win a super-middleweight universe pretension by defeating maestro Arthur Abraham for a World Boxing Organization belt.

Judges Adalaide Byrd, Glenn Trowbridge and Glenn Feldman any scored it a 120-108 brush for a 24-year-old Ramirez (34-0), a Mazatlan, Mexico, warrior who trains in Carson.

Only one Mexican, Julio Gonzalez, has won universe pretension in a heavier division, light-heavyweight.

“I came here to make story and we did it,” Ramirez said.

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