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Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO) and Timothy Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KO) may not hold any belts at the moment thanks to some sanctioning body shenanigans, but the prestigious prize fighters remain two of the best Welterweight boxers on the planet. Pacquiao enters the ring looking to re-assert that status, while Bradley is out to prove that the newfound gift for violence he showed against Brandon Rios is for real.
Indeed, two great fighters with something to prove will go toe-to-toe TONIGHT (Sat., April 9, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And that usually means something special will once again happen on the HBO Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which is expected to start at around midnight this evening. Live results of the "Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3" main event will begin to flow below the moment the two fighters step inside the squared circle.
"PACQUIAO VS. BRADLEY 3" QUICK RESULTS:
Welterweight: Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley -- Pacquiao def. Bradley by unanimous decision (116-110 x3)Super Middleweight Championship: Arthur Abraham vs. Gilberto Ramirez -- Ramirez def. Abraham by unanimous decision (120-108 x3)
Featherweight: Oscar Valdez vs. Evgeny Gradovich -- Valdez def. Gradovich by TKO at 2:14 of Round Four
Super Lightweight: Jose Ramirez vs. Manuel Perez -- Ramirez def. Perez by unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 99-91)
"PACQUIAO VS. BRADLEY 3" PLAY-BY-PLAY UPDATES:
Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley
Round one: Bradley jabbing, circling away from Manny's power left. Solid jab on the counter. One minute in. Long right from Bradley. Pacquiao advances, lands a right hook. One minute to go. Glancing rights from Bradley. Left from Manny answered by body shots. Both try to land their power hands before the bell. 10-9 Bradley.
Round two: Quick exchange in the center, no clean contact. Clinch. One minute in. Counter right from Bradley, Pacquiao connects with a straight left afterwards. Bradley with a sneaky right hand inside. To the body. One minute to go. Pacquiao looks for the left downstairs, Bradley lands a right to the gut. Lead left by Pacquiao. Harder one soon after. 10-9, 20-18 Bradley.
Round three: Pacquiao with a long left hand as he advances. Bradley whiffs on a counter left. Solid right by Bradley in a wild exchange. One minute in. Both land hard. Lead right from Bradley. Pacquiao lands a short left that's met by a right to the body. One minute to go. Bradley to the body in combination. Tentative final minute. 10-9 Pacquiao, 29-28 Bradley.
Round four: Bradley with a double right hand. Quick exchange in the center. Pacquiao lands well. One minute in. Slower seconds minute. Right hand from Bradley. 3-2 lands for Pacquiao. One minute to go. Bradley lands a counter right as he eats a left. Right hook by Pacquiao. Now he's on the attack somewhat. Bradley cracks him with a right before the bell. 10-9 Pacquiao, 38-38.
Round five: Bradley opens with a solid burst. Bradley swarms near the corner. Left hand lands for Manny, then a right to the body. One minute in. Bradley goes to the body on the ropes. Straight left by Pacquiao. Bradley with some long right hands. Shovel hook from Bradley lands clean. One minute to go. Clinch. Another left hook by Bradley met by a straight left. Left from Pacquiao, right from Bradley. Pacquiao on the attack. Hard overhand left by Manny. 10-9, 48-47 Pacquiao.
Round six: Solid left hook from Bradley as he flurries. One minute in. Check hook from Pacquiao, 1-2 from Bradley. Pacquiao lands a right hook. 1-2 from Bradley, hard combo from Pacquiao. One minute to go. Clinch. Feinting and misses for the next thirty seconds. Bradley combination. 10-9, 58-56 Pacquiao.
Round seven: Ugh, I can already see the judging controversy coming. Both fighters bounce punches off each other's guards. Straight left from Manny on the ropes. Another combo from Pacquiao. Bradley with a right hand. One minute in. Bradley with counters in the corner. Lead right by Bradley, then to the body. Pacquiao 1-2. One minute to go. Quick exchange in the center. Pacquiao fires a combination and forces Bradley's gloves to touch canvas for a count. Not sure how legit a knockdown that was, but 10-8, 68-64 Pacquiao.
Round eight: Bradley pursues to the corner, does not land clean. Pacquiao whiffs on a combination. One minute in. Bradley with a right downstairs and left hook up top. Another right to the body. Right from Bradley, left from Pacquiao on the ropes. One minute to go. Hard combination by Bradley and now he's in pursuit, buffeting Pacquiao on the ropes. Pacquiao clinches up. Things slow back down after they separate. Clinch. They trade to end the round. 10-9 Bradley, 77-74 Pacquiao.
Round nine: Bradley in pursuit, chasing Pacquiao across the ring. Right hook from Manny. Straight left connects. Hard exchange in the center. One minute in. Flurry by Bradley. Pacquiao chases him with a right hook. Bradley to the body, met by a 1-2. Hard counter left by Pacquiao backs Bradley off and a two-piece puts him on his ass. Bradley rolls to his knees, then stands with time to spare. Pacquiao on the attack. Bradley lands a hard right hand and he's chasing Pacquiao in the last few seconds. 10-8, 87-82 Pacquiao.
Round ten: This fight's out of reach for Bradley without knockdowns. The round starts fairly slowly. One minute in. Double right hands form Manny, then one on the counter. Overhand right by Bradley. Manny with a darting left. One minute to go. 3-2 lands for Pacquiao. Hard straight left by Manny as Bradley ducks. 1-2 from Bradley met by another straight left. He lands a left hook at the bell. 10-9, 97-91 Pacquiao.
Round eleven: Bradley looks like he still wants it. Long right hand lands for him. Right hook from Pacquiao. One minute in. Bradley with a right downstairs, eats a combo. Right by Bradley. Pacquiao jabbing a bit with him. One minute to go. Rights from Bradley, Pacquiao with a left among them. Good 1-2 by Bradley. 10-9 Bradley, 106-101 Pacquiao.
Round twelve: 2-3 from Bradley. Body shots, one strays low. Bradley with a nice counter right. One minute in. Manny with a straight left to the body, then one upstairs. Bradley left hook. 1-2 from Manny in the corner and they scrap inside. Bradley to the body, eats an uppercut. Counter right by Bradley. One minute to go. Clinch. Bradley to the body. Again, then some scrappy right hands inside. Bradley chasing Pacquiao down. Hard counter left by Manny in the last few seconds and a hard combination before the bell. 10-9 Bradley, 115-111 Pacquiao.
Final result: Pacquiao def. Bradley by unanimous decision