The current Junior welterweight champion, Timothy Bradley Jr, agreed to fight Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr are all fighters of the Top Rank promotion by Bob Arum. Bradley signed a contract under Top Rank just to get the chance in fighting the world’s best fighter.
Manny Pacquiao will be betting his WBO welterweight title during this fight. And there will be no catch weight on this fight. The two boxers will be fighting at 147 lbs.
Bradley who has the professional boxing record of 28-0 with 12 knockouts is considered less experienced compared to Pacquiao who has the current record of 54-3-2 with 38 knockouts. But Bradley is younger than Pacquiao and is still on its best, while Manny Pacquiao has been seen on his decline especially during his fight against Marquez.
Bradley is unbeaten but Pacquiao who lost three times in his whole professional boxing career is also undefeated since 2005 and is considered the best pound for pound boxer of the world.
This fight, is the chance of Bradley to show the world that he is also the best. I think, he needs to apply the tactics used by Juan Manuel Marquez when Marquez and Pacquiao met on November last year. Remember that many of the Pacquiao’s fans thought that it was Marquez who won the fight. Besides, Bradley is noted of using dirty tactics such as using his head or elbow when his punch failed to connect the opponent.
With regards to the excitement inside the ring, I think, viewers of this fight will enjoy considering that the two fighters are both offensive fighters.
Boxing Bout Result
The world was shocked and outrageous when two of the judges scored the fight 117-113 (7-5 rounds) in favor of Bradley.
WBO Declared Manny Pacquiao Winner in Pacquiao versus Bradley Fight
The WBO officials through the five international judges in boxing examined the video of the Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley fight last June 9, 2012 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas wherein Bradley won over Pacquiao via split decision. The five international judges gave their scores all in favor to Pacquiao. On Wednesday June 20, 2012, WBO ruled that Manny Pacquiao won the fight.
But the question is: For what? What’s the use of this WBO ruling when in fact we know already that the decision made by the 3 ringside judges during the fight on June 9, 2012 is already final and it couldn’t be changed by any means, except of course if Bradley committed a violation on the rules and regulation of Nevada Boxing.
The WBO would say that Pacquiao won the fight. However, the championship belt holder is Timothy Bradley. If a rematch will happen, who will be the challenger of this fight and who will be the champion?
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