Perfect Storm: Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley I Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MANNY PACQUIAO
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
118
TIMOTHY BRADLEY
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
110

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Round 1- They unsurprisingly start out with a feel out process. Bradley starts off well, occasionally catching Pacquiao with the right. However, Pacquiao comes on in the last 20 seconds and lands a series of left hands on the head of Bradley, with one of which rocking Bradley. Such a late start from Pacquiao, but still an effective way of stealing the round.

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Round 2- Pacquiao kicks off the round by landing two more good left hands on Bradley. An ugly moment occurs right after where Bradley holds Pacquiao’s right arm down and starts to tap him with arm punches for several moments, surprisingly not being stopped or even warned by the referee. Bradley is still unable to negate the left hand of Pacquiao, who tags him with this shot before and after he throws an ineffective combination at one point.

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Round 3- Bradley is the busier fighter of the two, but a lot of his shots do not seem to be landing clean. When he lands his punches, he is unable to deter Pacquiao one bit, meanwhile the punches of Pacquiao land with a thud and move him back. Pacquiao is able to time and land the left with great precision, rocking Bradley a couple of times with it. Bradley sticks his tongue out before the end after taking yet another left to the head, likely because he was hurt.

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Round 4- Pacquiao is catching a number of Bradley’s shots on his arms and gloves, and is responding with harder, cleaner shots whenever Bradley hits him. Bradley is still throwing combinations, but most punches do not seem to be getting there. During an exchange, Pacquiao catches Bradley with an overhand left that has him off balance, and then seems to hurt him with a follow up rally that puts Bradley on the defensive for a while. He also visibly injures his ankle in this sequence.Bradley recovers, and they both land a left and a right from their respective stances before the bell. The power difference of Pacquiao allows him to win this sequence, in what is a good round for him.

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Round 5- The story of the fight remains the same, with Bradley throwing more, but landing less, and Pacquiao making it clear every time he lands. Pacquiao is still landing the left at will, and buckles Bradley with an overhand left. Bradley holds before Pacquiao can follow up. At the end, Bradley starts to throw a series of hooks, but is throwing too sloppy and not getting to the target, while Pacquiao wins the exchange with the precision of his left hand and right hook.

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Round 6- Bradley comes out and has some success with the jab. Pacquiao starts to utilize his jab as well. He is not throwing or landing it as often, but he is landing with much more of a thud. Though Bradley seems to evade Pacquiao’s left hand for a bit, Pacquiao is landing often with the right hook. Late, Pacquiao gets Bradley against the ropes and hurts him again with a left hand. Bradley then covers up in the corner, and Pacquiao gets in a combination, with the best shot landing being a right hook to the body. Bradley lands a right uppercut after recovering, but Pacquiao responds with two harder left uppercuts. Pacquiao closes the round with yet another left. A better round for Bradley, but still one that he easily lost.

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Round 7- The first minute is won by Bradley, as he is able to get in some hooks and a right hand to the body of an inactive Pacquiao. Pacquiao then starts to play the role of the counterpuncher, and it works well for him. Bradley initiates all of the exchanges that occur, and Pacquiao is able to win them with the accuracy of his left hand and right hook. Bradley looks discouraged when returning to his corner. Despite clearly having the fight lost at this point, it somehow would not matter in the end.

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Round 8- It’s crazy how Bradley has been throwing so many combinations and seemingly landing so little. An impressive moment occurs when Pacquiao lands a 1-2, a right hook, and an overhand left as Bradley gets shots off, showing good timing on his part. Bradley does manage to land one solid right on Pacquiao and get him against the ropes briefly, but Pacquiao responds with a combination that backs him into the center of the ring. While The accuracy of Pacquiao has been the biggest factor of the fight.

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Round 9- Pacquiao continues to land the straight left as he pleases, while Bradley has difficulty putting clean punches together. An awesome moment occurs where they trade overhand lefts and rights repeatedly, with neither getting the upperhand. However, Pacquiao is able to land a row of right hooks and left hands flush on the chin of Bradley after, snapping his head back and making him hold. One has to credit Bradley for all these big shots he has stood up to from the the hard-punching PacMan.

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Round 10- After getting beat up for nine rounds, Bradley finally manages to put a round in the bag. Bradley starts to utilize some lateral movement and works from the outside, and he is now throwing with more coordination, rather than trying to drag Pacquiao into a firefight. The 1-2 is the best weapon of Bradley in the round, but he also has success with the lead right and left hook both upstairs and downstairs.

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Round 11- We get a familiar sequence at the start of this round, as Bradley wins the first minute only to lose the remaining portion. Bradley controls the first minute by snapping the jab consistently at Pacquiao, who starts to time and land his power shots as the fight goes on. Pacquiao lands a big lead left flush on Bradley, who does not budge to his credit. The counter right hook of Pacquiao is also landing frequently. Both got good work done in what was the only close round of the bout, but Pacquiao got the cleaner, sharper punches in.

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Round 12- As Pacquiao appears to coast in this round, Bradley is able to win it by landing jabs and 1-2’s off the backfoot. The decision is announced as a shocking and disgraceful split decision, which the crowd correctly boos intensely. A shameful conclusion to what was actually a great fight. While Bradley showed heart, determination, and grit throughout, there is no possible way that one could score this figjt to him, and I don’t even see a case for him winning any of the first nine rounds. What ends up the biggest win of his career has a gigantic asterik by it, and really should have been his first loss. While the first three fights with Juan Manuel Marquez were extremely controversial decisions, at least those fights were a lot closer and therefore justifiable than this was. On that note, the fact that Bradley got the not in this decision and Marquez did not in Pacquiao’s previous fight makes matters more absurd. While Pacquiao had somewhat slowed down at this point of his career, this bout should have officially been another landslide victory for him, and one over a young, undefeated champion in his prime too. The precision of Pacquiao was great, the defense was on point, and he genuinely hurt Bradley a number of times. He overall outclassed Bradley throughout. Even when taking portions of rounds off, Pacquiao still got the better work done in almost all of them. The rumor of having to watch this without commentary to see why it “was” close or a fight that Bradley won is a myth, as a true, unbiased fan would never let that sway their opinion anyway. Point blank period, one of the worst robberies ever in boxing, about as bad as Pernell Whitaker vs Julio Cesar Chavez was. At least Pacquiao would (officially) win two more clear decisions over Bradley. However, things would get even worse for Manny Pacquiao in his next bout.