HBO Boxing – Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao Play By Play

The Manny Pacquiao naysayers have been coming out since last night after the weigh-ins. Bradley looked in excellent shape like he always does, and Pacquiao was heavier than normal and maybe not as cut as he usually is. The question is, can a B Manny Pacquiao beat an A+ Bradley. Because if you believe that to be the case, Bradley still has little chance to win this fight unless he’s at his very best.

But if you read our preview, you’ll see that most have it being a close fight and even Mark Ortega picked Bradley to win a decision. So at least, most of us think it’s going to be a close fight. And word just came out that Pacquiao was stretching his calves, which has caused a delay in the start of the show. He started stretching them late because of was watching the Eastern Conference finals. Yep, we’re on Manny time.

After what seemed like years, they’re both in the ring. Bradley’s been waiting for a long time.

Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao

R1
Bradley looked great for all of about 30 seconds of that round. He was throwing a counter hook to Manny’s lunges. But Manny landed three straight rights that were the best shots of the round late. Manny’s round.

R2
Closer round. Bradley is throwing some nice combinations but he’s not sitting on his right hand. Pacquiao still landed the more impressive shots. If you gave the round to Bradley, I wouldn’t blink. But based on the power, I’d give it Manny.

R3
More of the same from Pacquiao. He’s able to land the left hand at will. Bradley’s now looking for it and off-balanced because doesn’t want to get hit.

R4
There was quite the discernible skill difference in that round. Manny had Bradley running around in circles. Based on the fourth round, Bradley doesn’t look to be in his league.

R5
Bradley had a decent round, but it was yet another left hand that rocked Bradley and he looked like he was out on his feet. Give credit to Bradley for hanging in there, but this may not end well.

R6
Maybe Bradley’s best round, but Pacquiao stole it again near the end. Bradley needs to be able to stay away late in the rounds or else Pacquiao’s going to shut him out.

R7
Pacquiao demolished him. You have to start to wonder if Manny’s going to put him on the floor. Bradley is getting hit flush way too much.

R8
Not much of a round. If Bradley could just put his punches together rather than constantly having to defend himself, maybe he could win a round here. Then again, the reason he can’t keep punching is because Manny’s walking through all of his.

R9
Maybe Bradley’s best round. Both guys are pretty tired. But again, Pac’s punches had much more power on them. Bradley landed well that round.

R10
I can give this round to Bradley without much hesitation. Neither guy did much, but Bradley was able to breath more because Manny didn’t really press him.

R11
I’ll give Bradley that round as well. Again, not much happened, but Manny’s not pressing him anymore. He’s content with winning this thing clearly, even if he doesn’t knock him out.

R12
Kind of a blah way to end this fight. I have Bradley closely winning the last three rounds. But it was a clear victory for Manny. Actually, kind of a no sweat victory for Manny. Bradley fought with guts, but he just didn’t have the punching power.

Winner: Timothy Bradley by split decision

The scores were 115-113, 115-113, 115-113 with two of those cards for Bradley.

This is one of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen. Manny cake-walked him. Absolutely cake-walked him.

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6 Comments

  1. Manny got ripped off this is why people do t watch boxing anymore!!

  2. REMEMBER THE MARQUEZ FIGHT???????????????????????????????????HOW DOES IT FEEL PACROID HOW DOES IT FEEL?????????????????????VEGAS SHOWED BOB ARUM AND PACGWIRE THAT VEGAS RUNS IT’S OWN SHOW NO PAYOFFS ON THIS ONE FOR SURE. I’M SO GLAD PACROID WON’T MAKE THAT BIG CASH FIGHT WITH THE BEST EVER FLOYD MONEY MAYWEATHER. I LOVE IT. COTTO BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF MEXICAN MARGOCHEATO AND RETIRED HIM EASY WORK FOR COTTO I LOVED IT. COTTO STILL MY FAVORITE HE REALLY TRIED AGAINST FLOYD BUT FLOYD IS THE BEST PERIOD. PACGWIRE GO RETIRE YOUR VALUE SUCK AND U WOULD GET KILLED BY FLOYD EASY WORK.

  3. Ahahaha. I was waiting for the David comeback on this blog! You must be ecstatic.

    Vic, I hear you man.

  4. Well yes GG I”M VERY ectatic I”m drinking some colombian supreme coffee taking in the warm weather in new york. AH what a great day the birds are singing all is GooD. I saw the fight again without the pacroid lover volume up. I must say, rounds 1 and 7 were pick’em rounds. Rounds 2,3,4,5,6, I had for PACROID. Rounds 8,9,10,11,12 I HAD for tim the head monster Bradley. The fight was more tight than the talking heads on T.V. thought. Two judges must have given bradley rounds 1 & 7 which could’ve gone either way. No robbery it was a lot tighter VIC! Boxing will go on there is always someone new to cheer for life goes on deal with it. It is what it is. Boxing will live no matter what fight decisions are made. Why doesn’t PACROID sing a song now???? Maybe SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH THE HONESTYS TOO MUCH ha ha LMAO I”M HAVING TOO MUCH FUN HERE.

  5. WOW…what a Terrible decision…now i know where the old boxing saying came from “I WAS ROBBED”, lol…..

    Oh my God, i been watching boxing for almost 50 yrs now and this has to be one of the WORST decisions EVER !!!!!!!!

    in fact, i scored the fight the same as the HBO guy did, 11 to 1 for the PacMan…he was a clear winner, he clearly gave bradley the harder punches and rocked him alot of times and the only thing that bradley gave manny was a bloody tongue…..How can a bloody tongue win u a boxing match ????…a Disgrace !!!!

  6. Agree with you. I gave Bradley the last three rounds, but even those were close. He was on his horse for 9 rounds.

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