Not only was Manny Pacquiao hungry for the redemption from the cheat win of Timothy Bradley two years ago, but also the 90 million Filipinos at home and those scattered abroad, and many hundreds of millions of other people all over the world who swore that it was the boxing icon from Sarangani Province who clearly won in that fight.
Manny connects the punch to Bradley’s face
The first few rounds were tentative for both in the rematch held Saturday night (Sunday noon in Manila) in Las Vegas, with Bradley looking like he was the one getting the upper hand, until the seventh round when Manny staggered the American fighter.
Although no one got knocked down or knocked out, the points were clear that Manny won the fight—116-112, 116-112, 118-110.
Fighting for redemption was the name of the game for Manny
Bradley, who said in earlier reports that he wanted to commit suicide because he was booed wherever he went as people said he actually lost the fight to Pacquiao, should feel better now—not for thinking it’s an undeserved win for his opponent but his well-deserved loss to the 8-title boxing superstar.
Biggest winner is… Mommy D!
With the WBO welterweight belt back, Pacquiao’s current standing is 56-5-2, 38 knockouts. Bradley suffered his first loss, now with a record of 31-1-0, 12 KOs.
American Idol Season 11 runner-up Fil-Am Jessica Sanchez sang the Philippine National Anthem, Lupang Hinirang, while Ashanti sang The Star-Spangled Banner.
Meanwhile, Manny’s wife Jinkee, who’s scheduled to give birth to their fifth child anytime this month, tearfully said on TV that at 35, Manny has nothing to prove anymore and should retire now.
She asked her husband, “How much money do you want in this world when (that means) you’re away from your family?”
Right after the fight, though, Pacquiao said that his win over Bradley “proves that my boxing journey will continue.”
Manny hugs Tim after the fight
Coach Freddie Roach definitely want a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Manny asleep for a few minutes that made fans and supporters weep.
The Filipino pugilist started to regain lost glory when he won over Brandon Rios in Macau in November last year.
Lest we forget also the possibility of a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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