Sunday, 13 April 2014 04:39

Boxing Results: Pacquiao vs Bradley and more

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Tonight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao defeated a very tough Tim Bradley via unanimous decision to regain his WBO welterweight title.
The fight was better and closer than the first contest as both fighters produced fireworks throughout.

The scores were 116-112 twice and 118-110.

FightSaga scored it 116-112 for Pacquiao.

A motivated Bradley was the aggressor during most of the fight and fought like a man possessed but Manny's skills rose to the fore as Pacquiao out-worked and out-landed his foe during much of the post Round 5 action.

And yes, Tim had his moments early on, jarring PacMan with thudding body shots and eye-catching right hands. He sat on his shots looking for an uncharacteristic early knockout.

Pacquiao seemingly had Bradley hurt a few times but Tim refused to submit choosing to unleash hard leather in reataliation instead.

Bradley clowned during much of the fight and dared Pacquiao to 'throw down' with the former trapped against the ropes; But Pacquiao was smart. He picked his shots well and and refused to get careless as he did against Marquez in 2012.

It wasn't quite 'Fight of Year' quality but pretty darn good as Manny's boxing experience against elite opposition appeared to be the difference.

The verdict and the scores will likely yield no controversy.

"I lost to one of the best fighters in the world," said a humbled but gracious Bradley afterwards.

More comihg....

Vargas UD 12 Allakhverdiev
Unbeaten super welterweight Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) won a tight twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated and well-regarded WBA interim champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs).

The scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111.

Vasquez UD 12 Felix
WBA interim super featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez (34-1, 17 KOs) retained his strap against Jose Felix Jr (26-1-1, 21 KOs) who entered the bout unbeaten.

Outworked, Felix lost a point in Round 9 for using his knee as the underdog Vasquez distanced himself and won by 117-110 on one card, and a slim 114-113 and 114-113 on the others.

Without the the point deduction, the result would have likely been a split decision draw.

Valdez TKO 4 Perez
Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (10-0, 9 KOs) dispatched Adrian Perez (10-5-1, 1 KO), slicing and dicing his foe and earning a 4th Round knockout via a snapping body shot.

Monaghan KO 5 McCreedy
Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Sean Monaghan (21-0, 14 KOs) defeated Joe McCreedy (15-7-2, 6 KOs) in the fifth round to retain his minor title. McCreedy was floored twice in the final round.

Price KO Pala
Heavyweight prospect David Price (17-2, 15 KOs) got off the floor to earn a third round stoppage over Onrej Pala (33-5, 23 KOs) in Esbjerg, Denmark.

Pala deposited Price in the opening round with a wide left hook behind the ear. Not overly hurt, the British heavyweight assaulted his foe with a blitzkreig of right hands that eventually ended matters.

Lee MD 8 Horta
Middleweight contender Andy Lee (32-2, 22 KOs) won a tight eight round majority decision over Frank Haroche Horta (34-13-5, 13 KOs) by the scores of 77-76, 77-76 and 76-76.
 

 

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