Pacquiao vs Bradley results: Pacquiao loses title in shock loss to Bradley
Manny Pacquiao landed 94 more punches than Tim Bradley, but it was not enough as the judges stunningly awarded a split-decision and lifted the World Boxing Organization welterweight title from Manny Pacquiao.
It was Pacquiao’s first defeat since he lost to Erik Morales in Las Vegas in March 2005, ending a run of 15 consecutive wins by the Filipino who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions.”Desert Storm” Bradley, improved his record to 29-0 with 12 knockouts, while Pacquiao slipped to 54-4-2 with 38 knockouts.
Judge Jerry Roth (115-113) awarded the fight to Pacquiao while CJ Ross (115-113) and Duane Ford (115-113) gave it to the American, but the crowd responded with boos after 12 rounds which the Filipino had appeared to dominate.
Pacquiao landed 253 of 751 punches, a connect rate of 34 percent. Bradley landed 159 of 839, a connect rate of just 19 percent. On top of that, Pacquiao seemed to land the more powerful shots.
“I accept what the result is,” Pacquiao said ringside. “I respect the judges, I cannot blame them. It is a part of the game. I give thanks to the Lord. I do my best but my best wasn’t good enough.” Asked if he thought he had won the fight, Pacquiao replied: “Absolutely, yes,” and the crowd erupted with cheers.