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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.

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.

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.

Boxing: Pacquiao-Mayweather could still happen

Trainer Freddie Roach says avenging losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are the top items on Manny Pacquiao's to-do list, but believes the Filipino will one day face Floyd Mayweather. But Hall of Fame trainer Roach said Pacquiao's legacy depends more on turning the tables on the two opponents who beat him in 2012 than on a belated, late-career tilt at Mayweather. "In the history books you have to avenge your losses, you have to avenge your losses in life," Roach said Wednesday at his Wild Card gym in Los Angeles, where Pacquiao's media workout drew a throng.

Boxing: Pacquiao more motivated after Bradley's taunts

Manny Pacquiao is taking extra motivation from taunts by unbeaten Tim Bradley that the Filipino boxing icon has lost the hunger and killer instinct he once displayed with great passion. "The more he says that, the more he inspires me to show the hunger and killer instinct he's talking about," Pacquiao said Tuesday. "It's good for me but not for him I think." Pacquiao, 55-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts, will fight Bradley, 31-0 with 12 knockouts, for the American's World Boxing Organization welterweight title in Las Vegas on April 12.

Pacquiao political ally dies after Philippine ambush

A mayor and political ally of boxing superstar-turned-legislator Manny Pacquiao has died after being ambushed by unknown gunmen in a violence-wracked town in the southern Philippines, police said Saturday. George Perrett suffered a fatal cardiac arrest early Saturday as he received treatment in hospital for a gunshot wound to the thigh, said Superintendent Jomar Yap, the deputy chief of police of Sarangani province.

Death sparks calls for Philippines school boxing ban

A 16-year-old Philippine athlete died after a week in coma following a boxing match, triggering calls for the sport to be banned in schools, an official said Monday. Jonas Garcia, a high school athlete, suffered internal bleeding after a boxing match in a regional sports competition and died on Sunday. Boxing is hugely popular in the Philippines, which has produced many international champions, including Manny Pacquiao, once regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound fighter.
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