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Pacquiao avenges defeat to Bradley

(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao avenged his controversial 2012 loss to Timothy Bradley Jr with an emphatic decision win over the American in their WBO welterweight title bout in Las Vegas on Saturday. Pacquiao won the bout on all three judges scorecards, outboxing and outworking Bradley over the 12 rounds to win back the title he lost in June 2012, a fight most observers thought the Filipino had won comfortably. On Saturday, two judges scored the fight 116-112 to Pacquiao, while the third had him a 118-110 winner.

Boxing: Pacquiao beats Bradley in world title rematch

Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American. The Filipino ring icon improved to 56-5 with two drawn and 38 wins inside the distance as he regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost to Bradley on June 9, 2012. Although he couldn't get his first knockout win since 2009, Pacquiao lived up to his pre-fight promise to come out with more aggression, denying Bradley's avowed aim of sending him into retirement with another defeat.

Boxing: Pacquiao beats Bradley in world title rematch

Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American. The Filipino ring icon improved to 56-5 with two drawn and 38 wins inside the distance as he regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost to Bradley on June 9, 2012. Although he couldn't get his first knockout win since 2009, Pacquiao lived up to his pre-fight promise to come out with more aggression, denying Bradley's avowed aim of sending him into retirement with another defeat.

Boxing: Pacquiao avenges loss to Bradley

Manny Pacquiao avenged a polarizing loss to Timothy Bradley and regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title Saturday with a 12-round unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten American. The Filipino ring icon improved to 56-5 with two drawn and 38 wins inside the distance as he recaptured the title he lost to Bradley on June 9, 2012. Although he couldn't get his first knockout win since 2009, Pacquiao lived up to his pre-fight promise to come out with more aggression, denying Bradley's avowed aim of sending him into retirement with another defeat.

Philippines celebrates comeback of boxing hero Pacquiao

The Philippines united in celebration on Sunday as its boxing hero Manny Pacquiao cemented his comeback by avenging his 2012 loss to American Timothy Bradley to regain the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title. Crowds watching the fight, which was broadcast live from Las Vegas in several parks, squares and public stadiums around the archipelago, erupted in cheers as Pacquiao was declared winner in a unanimous 12-round decision.

Boxing: Pacquiao, Bradley make weight for grudge match

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley made the weight Friday for a welterweight world title rematch that has both fighters aiming to lay the ghost of their polarizing first contest. California's "Desert Storm" Bradley seized the World Boxing Organization belt from the Philippine icon with a narrow split decision that many believed the American didn't deserve in June 2012.

Puerto Rico bond crisis leaves boxing champ Trinidad ruined

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Boxer Felix "Tito" Trinidad, who grossed nearly $90 million during his championship career in the ring, is in economic ruin, just like his native Puerto Rico, according to court documents. The boxer and his father, Felix Trinidad, Sr., who trained him throughout his career, lost some $63 million through investments linked to Puerto Rico government bonds, papers filed on Thursday in San Juan Superior Court show.

Boxing: Cotto eager to extend ring legacy

The chance to make boxing history was the main lure for Miguel Cotto in choosing to challenge Sergio Martinez for the World Boxing Council middleweight world title on June 7. "It's the main attraction for me, to have the chance to be the first Puerto Rican to be a champion in four weight divisions -- that's my motivation," Cotto said Friday at a press gathering at the MGM Grand.

Boxing: Cotto eager to extend ring legacy

The chance to make boxing history was the main lure for Miguel Cotto in choosing to challenge Sergio Martinez for the World Boxing Council middleweight world title on June 7. "It's the main attraction for me, to have the chance to be the first Puerto Rican to be a champion in four weight divisions -- that's my motivation," Cotto said Friday at a press gathering at the MGM Grand.

Boxing: Pacquiao eager for decisive win in Bradley rematch

Manny Pacquiao wants a decisive victory over Timothy Bradley in their eagerly anticipated welterweight world title rematch Saturday in Las Vegas as he bids to avenge a controversial loss two years ago. America's Bradley, renowned for his amazing durability, snapped the Philippine icon's 15-fight unbeaten streak with a debatable split decision triumph in their first showdown on June 9, 2012. The 30-year-old Bradley is out to prove he was deserving of the World Boxing Organization belt he seized that night and has since defended twice.
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