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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.

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.

Boxing: Arum targets Chinese fight fans with new TV show

Promoter Bob Arum is continuing his push to build pro boxing's profile in China with a weekly television program devoted to the Sweet Science that will begin airing there in May. Arum, founder of Top Rank Boxing, has already moved to tap into the potentially massive -- and lucrative -- Chinese audience for a sport that was banned under Mao Zedong for its violence and tang of the West. Top Rank is carefully crafting the pro career of China's two-time Olympic champion Zou Shiming, who made his professional debut on a Top Rank card in Macau in April of last year.

Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Timothy Bradley Jr. believes a lengthy and successful career has sapped Manny Pacquiao of his motivation, and that their WBO welterweight title bout on Saturday may be one fight too many for the Filipino legend. "I think he may lack fire," the American told journalists in Las Vegas. "His motivation is not there. He's been at the top for a very long time. He has over 60 fights in the ring with all the best. He's 36 years old. Maybe this is one fight too late for him."
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