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Manny Pacquiao leaves no doubt, beats Timothy Bradley


LAS VEGAS — When Manny Pacquiao finally arrived at his post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand about two hours after his redemption fight had ended Saturday night, he came with 32 stitches in his left eyebrow and the gait of a man who had met his match.

But the wide grin and look of utter relief said otherwise.

Nearly two years removed from one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Pacquiao had finally gotten his revenge and the WBO welterweight belt he wanted so badly back from Timothy Bradley. And now he could return to the Philippines in peace and await the birth of his fifth child later this month.

This time, the Filipino politician left no doubt. And no controversy.

Even Bradley had to agree that Pacquiao defeated him in their rematch before 15,601 raucous pro-Pacquiao fans at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.

And unlike the first bout, there was no argument from the ringside judges. They gave Pacquiao the unanimous decision — by scores of 116-112 twice and 118-110 — after watching a skillful exhibition of speed, power and footwork from the 35-year-old southpaw.

Nearly two years ago, Bradley won by split decision, which sparked widespread criticism of the judges and an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General’s office.

RECAP: Round-by-round breakdown

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On this night, Bradley had no answer for Pacquiao and acknowledged as much after the fight.

“I tried, I really tried,” Bradley said. “I really wanted that knockout. Manny is a great fighter, one of the best in the world. I tried throwing something over the top. I knew I had to do more in this fight than the last fight.”

While Bradley threw more punches than Pacquiao (627 to 563), he connected on only 22% of those, with Pacquiao deftly blocking many, and Bradley going for the big shot, swinging wildly and missing more often than not.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said he thought Bradley was going for a one-punch knockout. “He was swinging for the fences,” Roach said.

No compassion: Pacquiao relentless, superior

Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) acknowledged he was going for the knockout throughout the fight to prove he still had the killer instinct. “Yes I tried to finish him several times,” Pacquiao said. “Many times I hit him hard, but he was still there,

“We cannot underestimate Bradley. He’s very tough.”

Bradley said he pulled a calf muscle in the first round and his trainer, Joel Diaz, said, “Once that happened, I knew there was really nothing to work with.”

Bradley did not use it as an excuse and refused to talk about it in the post-fight press conference. “I have no excuses,” said Bradley, who limped into the press conference. “Pacquiao was the better man. The reason I love Pacquiao is that he doesn’t duck anyone.”

Pacquiao said he suffered from leg cramps, which bothered him in the second half of the fight.

Pacquiao, who was guaranteed $20 million, was careful not to get caught by a punch as he did in 2012 against Juan Manuel Marquez that knocked him out cold with one second left in the sixth round. “I didn’t want to get careless,” he said.

But he did suffer a nasty, jagged cut over his left eye from an accidental head butt in the 11th round that took 32 stitches after the fight.

Pacquiao said he could probably fight for another two years and wouldn’t mind a fifth fight with Marquez next. “But it’s up to my promoter Bob Arum.”

That fight could very well happen. Pacquiao is the mandatory for the winner of the May 17 Marquez-Mike Alvarado fight at the L.A. Forum.

The heavily pro-Pacquiao crowd was a pleasant surprise for the new champion. “I was surprised. I felt like I was in the Philippines,” he said. “Even the Mexicans and the Americans were cheering for me.”

Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), who earned $6 million, suffered the first loss of his career. “Life goes on and I’ll just get back to the gym,” the 30-year-old Californian said. “I will be a world champion again.”

*Source: USA Today

Oct 24 declared Manny Pacquiao day in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — San Diego City Councilmen Carl DeMaio and Tony Young are scheduled to present a proclamation to boxer Manny Pacquiao today, declaring it Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao Day in San Diego.

The proclamation will be presented during a charitable basketball game at Mira Mesa High School

Pacquiao, who is also a newly elected congressman in the Philippines, is being recognized for his humanitarian and charitable efforts within the Filipino community.

“We are honored to have Congressman Pacquiao visit San Diego,” Young said in a statement. “His great humanitarian and civic efforts are internationally renowned and we applaud his efforts here in the city of San Diego.”

From 10 News site

Manny Pacquiao at Mira Mesa High School and Barona Casino

Manny Pacquiao Live in Person
Sunday, October 24 9:00 PM

Come See Manny Pacquiao Live in Person at Barona Oct. 24 at 9pm!

Join us in welcoming world champion Manny Pacquiao to Barona Resort & Casino! You could win great cash and prizes!

Autographed Glove Drawing

To celebrate Pacquiao’s appearance, our Barona ring girls will be handing out drawing entries to guests for the chance to win one of six autographed boxing gloves! To enter the drawing, simply place your entry in the tumbler at the Hayloft Stage on the casino floor prior to 9pm.

Grand Prize Drawing

PLUS – Barona will be giving away $10,000 in cash and prizes, including a grand prize of:

– $3,000 Cash
– Autographed Gloves
– An Autographed Painting
– Premier Tickets to See the Pacquiao vs. Margarito Fight

Earn one virtual entry for every 100 myPOINTS earned between October 17 and 24. Entries must be activated at Club Barona before 8pm on October 24 to be eligible.

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“Let’s Get Ready to Rum-Ball”, a basketball exhibition with Team Pacquiao

“On Sunday, October 24, 2010, Manny Pacquiao and his team will take their talents to Mira Mesa High School in San Diego, CA for a basketball exhibition. The event, which is being promoted by Royal Star Promotions and sponsored by Barona Resort & Casino will start at 11:30 am, but the basketball game featuring Pacquiao is scheduled to start at 5:00pm.

This is one of the few chances for Pacquiao fans to meet the current pound for pound king, so mark your calendar and don’t miss this event.”

For more information and to purchase tickets please call (858) 405-8410

Location: Mira Mesa High School
10510 Reagan Road, San Diego, CA 92126

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