Pacquiao vs. Bradley – Pacquiao gets revenge

 

(Flickr/The Daily Sports Herald)

(Flickr/The Daily Sports Herald)

The second matchup of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley was much anticipated. The WBO welter weight championship fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas was billed as Pacquiao’s attempt at salvation and Bradley’s opportunity to join the elite class of fighters. Fans were not disappointed.

Pacquiao was coming off one of the least impressive victories in his career after his victory over Brandon Rios. Also, Pacquiao was still smarting from losing a split decision to Bradley in 2012. This gave the newly religious Pacquiao even more to pray for before his fight.

His prayers were answered. Pacquiao dominated the fight from the first round. He threw 563 punches and landed 35 percent of them while Bradley landed only 22 percent of his punches. It seemed that Bradley’s strategy was to throw as many punches as possible to overwhelm Pacquiao, but the approach didn’t work.

Bradley appeared wild and didn’t connect when he needed to land a solid shot. When it came to power punches and jabs, Pacquiao was much more efficient in landing his punches and making them count.

In the end, Pacquiao was too much for Bradley. All the judges gave the
fight to Pacquiao. Judges Craig Metcalfe and Michael Pernick scored the rematch 116-112 for Pacquiao with Glenn Trowbridge scoring it 118-110.

After the fight, Pacquiao thanked God and also gave credit to his opponent. “He threw a lot of punches,” Pacquiao (56-5-2) told the Washington Post in a post-fight interview. “I didn’t want to get careless. I picked up more steam in the second half when I made adjustments that Freddie gave me in the corner. Bradley was much better than in the first fight we had. He hurt me on the chin.”

Now both fighters face new futures. Pacquiao looks to continue his comeback, while Bradley must now regroup and find another way to get back to the elite level of fighters.

Pacquiao vs. Bradley—Pacquiao consigue revancha

El segundo encuentro de Manny Pacquiao y Timothy Bradley fue muy anticipado. El combate por el campeonato del peso welter de la OMB en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas fue anunciado como el intento de salvación de Pacquiao y la oportunidad de Bradley de unirse a la clase élite de boxeadores. Los fanáticos no salieron decepcionados.

Pacquiao venía de una de las menos impresionantes victorias de su carrera después de su victoria sobre Brandon Ríos.
También, Pacquiao aún estaba dolido por la derrota por decisión dividida ante Bradley en el 2012. Esto le dio al recién religioso Pacquiao aún más tiempo para rezar antes de su combate.

Sus oraciones fueron respondidas. Pacquiao dominó el combate desde el primer asalto. Lanzó 563 golpes y conectó el 35 por ciento mientras que Bradley sólo conecto el 22 por ciento de sus golpes. Parecía que la estrategia de Bradley era lanzar tantos golpes como fuera posible para abrumar a Pacquiao, pero la estrategia no funcionó.

Bradley parecía salvaje y no conectó cuando lo necesitaba para lograr un golpe sólido. Cuando se trató de los golpes de poder y los jabs, Pacquiao fue más eficiente al conectar sus golpes y hacerlos contar.

Al final, Pacquiaofue demasiado para Bradley. Todos los jueces le dieron la pelea a Pacquiao. Los jueces Craig Metcalfe y Michael Pernick calificaron el reencuentro 116 a 112 a favor de Pacquiao, Glenn Trowbridge lo calificó 118-110.

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