Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 on November 10, Timothy Bradley on wheelchair after winning over Manny PacquiaoBy Angel Cuala on Jun 10, 2012 in Boxing, Sports, United States •
Updated: June 12, 2012 1:00 a.m.
A Pacquiao vs Bradley rematch is set to happen on November 10, 2012, after Timothy Bradley won over Manny Pacquiao via a controversial split decision on Saturday June 9, 2012 (Sunday, June 10 Manila time) in Las Vegas.
Timothy Bradley, sitting on a wheelchair during
his post-fight pres conference, after winning
over Manny Pacquiao
Image Credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank
“I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight. I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous.” Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was quoted at ESPN right after the fight, who handles both Pacquiao and Bradley.
As featured earlier on HBO PPV, Manny Pacquiao lost from Timothy Bradley after judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford each scored it 115-113, while judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 in favor of Pacquiao.
After Bradley was announced as the official winner, most observers say they could not believe that he won and were not convinced with the result. Most unofficial scoreboards revealed that Pacquiao landed more punches than him and there was an outrage on Twitter.
As noted at ESPN, CompuBox statistics went in favor of Pacquiao, who was said to have landed more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds. Pacquiao landed 253 of 751 punches (or 34%), while Bradley landed 159 of 839 (or 19%), and Pacquiao also landed 82 more power shots (190-108).
“The fight was good, and he’s not an easy opponent. He was very strong and he moved around. I mean, I respect that, but I believe that I won the fight. I did my best; I guess my best wasn’t good enough.” Pacquiao told reporters after the fight, adding that he is ready for a rematch.
Apparently, the scheduled Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 has been discussed by Mr. Arum to Manila Bulletin last month, who then said that a rematch will pursue if Manny Pacquiao will not win the fight, noting that Pacquiao is guaranteed to receive at least $26 million while Bradley will get $5 million.
Meanwhile, Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs), who showed off a super-sized fight poster and ticket during the final pre-fight press conference indicating that a “Bradley-Pacquiao 2″ is set to happen on November 10, 2012, was on a wheelchair and removed his shoes during his post-fight press conference.
The undefeated boxer told reporters that he heard his left foot snap in Round 2 and he injured his right foot in Round 5, noting that his trainer Joel Diaz reminded him that he has an option to stop the fight, which he did not. Bradley was later taken to a local hospital for x-rays.
Timothy Bradley, showed off a huge ticket for “Bradley-Pacquiao 2″, during the final press conference before his fight with Manny Pacquiao
Image Credit: David Becker/Getty Images
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