Manny Pacquiao scored 2 knockdowns en route to defeating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision. The “PacBrad” trilogy comes to an end as all 3 judges scored the bout 116-110 for Pacman. Pacquiao stated that he was done fighting after the bout, but added that there is always a possibility for a comeback fight if he gets the urge.
Pacquiao’s 7-year unbeaten streak came to an end in their first bout, a controversial split decision that was awarded to Bradley in June of 2012. A five judge panel later reviewed the fight and all judges saw Pacquiao as the clear cut winner. Unfortunately, WBO rules do not allow for decisions to be overturned, and the result was not changed. The two squared off in a rematch two years later, in April of 2014. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision, giving Bradley his first career loss.
The first four rounds were very close, but Pacman’s speed gave him the edge as the fight went on. Pacquiao scored the first knockdown of the fight when Bradley’s gloves touched the floor after Pacquiao landed a short right hook in round seven. Bradley rallied in the eighth round, hurting Pacquiao with a right hand and following up with combinations as he covered. The ninth round saw Bradley hit the canvas again after a left hook sent him flipping head over heels. View the highlights below.
Pacquiao closes out his legendary boxing career with a record of 58-6-2. He is the only boxer to ever become a world champion in 8 different weight classes, holding 10 world titles within those divisions. His next priority is to help the people in his home country of the Philippines. He plans to continue his political career as he prepares for the upcoming Senate Election. It is likely that although Pacquiao says he is done fighting, he may be pulled back in as so many others have after retiring. A chance to avenge his 2015 decision loss against Floyd Mayweather would give him plenty of motivation to step back into the squared circle.