With earlier rounds going through, Manny Pacquiao showed great speed and techniques. Even though he started to lag on the sixth round onwards, it still really did not make sense that Timothy Bradley would win the fight via scorecard.
One of the key factors that was taken point was that Pacquiao's punches were landing more accurately than Bradley's. In fact as seen on the video, Bradley's punches were landing either on Pacquiao's gloves or on his arms. This happened so many times on the fight, but still Manny wasn't close to ending the fight via KO (knockout).
Physically, we still don't know what causes Manny to slow down a bit after the sixth round. Bradley was in great shape however, being more aggresive at the end of the fight, despite being hit on the face several times and appeared wobbly.
News Spread that after defeat, Dionesia Pacquiao (Manny's mother) collapsed after hearing that her son lost the fight. She believed that manny had won the fight and stated that " Where did my son's points go?" during an interview.
On the post-interview, Even Manny said to Mario Lopez that he still could not believe he lost, since he was landing accurate punches than Bradley did, and that a rematch would be planned possibly on November this year.
Bradley stated on the post-interview that he won since he was younger and his will to fight took over and that drove him to finish the fight even though he admitted that he was hurt by manny's left punches.
As many heads shook after the results were announced, still it's boxing. No one still knew what will be the next chapter of this bout between the two. Still, the results are very controversial.
I'll let you decide: Video included below (it came up only at the 11th round and interview was on bradly only since my battery died, sorry and I really do apologize).
Please click on view more to see the video.
Pacquiao who had not been defeated since 2005 since his fight with Morales still left the MGM grand walking while Bradley went on using a wheelchair and straight to the hospital.
Most Boxing analysts around the world and even Floyd Mayweather Sr. claims that Pacquiao should have won the fight. Bob Arum blames that it was a mistake on picking the right judges for the fight. But whatever happens, Pacquiao will still fighting bradley again soon. Plans for him is to give a thanksgiving mass, then a vacation for his kids before returning to the Philippines.
A hero's welcome awaits him there.