Unbeaten Timothy Bradley defeated eight-time champion Manny Pacquiao with a controversial decision, taking the WBO welterweight title and throwing boxing’s mega-fight further up in the air.
In a split decision that stunned most everyone in the arena, even many of his supporters, Bradley defeated Pacquiao to take the belt of the Filipino fighter and congressman and hand him his first loss since 2005. And it sets up a rematch, likely on November 10, and likely in Las Vegas again.
Bradley remained undefeated, improving his record to 29-0, with 12 KOs. Pacquiao fell to 54-4-2, with 38 KOs, suffering his first loss since 2005, when he lost to Mexico’s Erik Morales.
“Me and my team, we did it, we shocked the world like I said we would,” Bradley proclaimed. “I heard the boos at the end of the night, which is OK.
“We definitely need to do this again in November, and let’s make it more decisive.”
Source: Detroit Free Press