LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 09: (L-R) Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao pose for a photo after Bradley defeated Pacquiao by split decision to win the WBO welterweight championship at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
One of the pound-for-pound best boxers alive returned to HBO pay-per-view (PPV) last night (Sat., June 9, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Manny Pacquiao looked to add another name to his legendary resume.
Unfortunately, Timothy Bradley -- and the ringside judges -- had other plans.
"Pacman" lost a controversial split decision that has more than a few pundits (and legions of combat sports fans) ready to call it quits on boxing altogether. Cooler heads will likely prevail but folks aren't happy about this one.
They weren't the only two in action on PPV last night, though. No, Jorge Arce and Jesus Rajos were all set for a slobberknocker but their fight ended early thanks to an unintentional foul by the latter. This is one rematch you should look forward to.
In addition, Randall Bailey scored an incredible come from behind knockout win in the 11th round over Mike Jones and Guillermo Rigondeaux dominated Teon Kennedy en route to a fifth round stoppage victory.
A photo gallery of the event is available for your viewing pleasure after the jump. For complete Pacquiao vs. Bradley results and blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of all the night's action click here and here. Watch highlights of the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight by clicking here.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley (Photos by Mark J. Rebilas via US Presswire)
Jorge Arce vs Jesus Rojas (Photos by Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images)
Randall Bailey vs. Mike Jones (Photos by Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images)
Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Teon Kennedy (Photos by Mark J. Rebilas via US Presswire)