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Timothy Bradley Defeats Manny Pacquiao via Split Decision (Complete Recap)

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By Max Parker

We're waiting for Manny and Bradley to come to the ring. Manny wouldn't get ready before the end of the NBA playoff game beween the Heat and Celtics. No Manny is stretching out his calves on a treadmill. We are all currently waiting on Manny. 

They are finally making their way to the ring. Here comes Badley.  Bradley is coming out to "All I Do is Win" by DJ Khaled and others.

Here comes Manny, walking out to "Thunderstruck" and "Eye of the Tiger."

They are in. Now it's time for the intros. Bradley is 28-0-0 with 12 KOs. Manny is 54-3-2 with 38 KOs.  

Here we go.

Round 1:
The crowd is already chanting for Manny. They square up in the center. Bradley gets his jab going early. Manny trying to establish his jab too. Manny lands a right to the body. Bradley throws a counter, but barely misses. Bradley's punches look strong. He throws upstairs, but it's blocked. Manny comes inside, but he's not throwing anything. Manny hasn't landed much of anything. Just one body punch. Bradley hasn't landed much of anything either, but he is busier. This round is up for grabs. Manny lands his jab. Bradley is looking for counter opportunities. Bradley's punches are getting blocked. Manny lands two big left hands that probably won him the round.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 2
Bradley keeps coming forward. He gets tagged with another left hand. That left hand may be scoring all night. Manny lands a huge left hook. Bradley look game. Bradley scores with body shots. Manny lands another left hand. Manny lands a nice right hook. Manny is looking for openings. Bradley tries to bully Manny against the ropes, but Manny scores with another big left hook. Manny is scoring with the stronger punches. Bradley drops his gloves. He looks like he's trying to figure out Manny's style. Bradley lands a jab at the end.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 3
Bradley is throwing KO punches in there, but Manny's defense is solid. Manny lands a straight left and then gets away. Bradley clinches, and tries to score in the clinch. The ref breaks them up. Manny lands yet another left hand with a show of great accuracy. Manny scores with a right hand, and Bradley fails to counter. Bradley scores with a nice right hand to the body. Manny ducks under a right hand and counters with a left. Manny lands a nice left hand. Bradley sticks out his tongue. 

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 4
Bradley comes flying in, but doesn't land anything. He clinches. Manny breaks a clnich and lands a couple shots. They are throwing bombs. Manny lands a great left hook that twists Bradley's head. The ref tells Bradley to keep his punches up. Bradley throws a flurry, but Manny is blocking all of it. Manny is using excellent movement. Manny is bullying Bradley in there. He's badly hurt. Bradley looks wobbly. Bradley makes it out of the ring, but looks dead in the corner.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 5
Bradley looks more timid now. He throws a couple jabs. Nothing from Manny yet. Bradley's punches are very inaccurate at this point. Bradley is respecting Manny's power. Manny lands another left hand. He's looking to counter. Bradley is keeping his distance. Bradley gets in and scores with a couple shots. Manny lands a big left hand and he goes back to work. Bradley is wobbly and tired. He makes it out of the round again.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 6
Bradley is timid again. Manny is looking for openings. Bradley throws jabs into Manny's gloves. Manny hasn't done much yet in this round. Manny lands a nice left-hand counter. Bradley is the more active fighter in this round. Manny looks like he's taking this round off. Manny scores with a left hook. Manny has Bradley in the corner. He doesn't score much. Bradley looks flat footed. He looks extremely gassed.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 7
Bradley is backing up early in the 7th. Bradley comes forward and throws, but it's all blocked. He then clinches. Bradley wants to trade with Manny. Neither fighter lands anything of value. Manny lands a left, then a right hook. They are trading punches in there with a minute left to go. I'm not sure how they didn't punch themselves out. Manny lands a huge left hand. There's another. Bradley is blinking. Manny probably won the round in the last minute once again.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 8
I have it a shutout through 7. Manny needs to step on the gas early in the round to get Bradley in trouble. Bradley is using solid upper body movement. There's the first headbutt of the fight. It was accidental. Manny lands a solid right hook. Bradley lands one of his own and he thinks he hurt Manny. Bradley comes alive. Manny blocks and makes it out of the ropes. Manny blocks more of Bradley's punches and Manny smiles. Bradley needs to be more activie to win any of these rounds.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 9
Bradley tries to go to work early, but Manny blocks it. Manny lands a big straight left. They go back to trading shots. Manny gets the better of the exchange. He lands a left, then a right, then a left. Manny is scoring big on the inside, and that's where Bradley wants to fight for some reason. Bradley lands a left hand. Bradley lands an uppercut on the inside. Manny lands a left in the middle. Bradley lands a right hook on the inside.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 10
Bradley is trying to throw everything he can, but it's not enough. Manny's defense is just too good. Bradley scores a couple jabs. Manny scores with a right hook. Bradley scores with a looping right hook. Bradley scores with a left now. Manny hasn't done much in this round.

Parker: 10-9 Bradley 

Round 11
Manny isn't doing much. Not sure why he's taking these rounds off. He doesn't look tired. Bradley continues to throw his flurries. Bradley lands a jab. Manny is still inactive. People are starting to boo. Manny now lands a left and right. He may be looking for a KO now. Manny blocks a left hook. Manny lands a right hand.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao 

Round 12
Manny is stalking. Bradley keeps jabbing. Manny lands a left hook. Now counters with a right hand. Bradley lands a right hand. Manny counters with a left hook, while Bradley comes forward. Manny scores towards the end.

Parker: 10-9 Pacquiao

Parker: 119-109 Pacquiao 

The judges score the bout 115-113 Pacquiao 115-113 Bradley and 115-113 Timothy Bradley.

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