2. Timothy Bradley def. Manny Pacquiao
June 9, 2012
MGM Grand Garden Arena; Las Vegas, Nevada
Pacman beat up on Bradley for 12 rounds in a fight that wasn’t even close. He landed 253 punches out of 751, compared to Bradley’s 159 of 839. Pacquiao landed 190 power punches, which surpassed Bradley’s total punches landed in itself. HBO’s Harold Lederman had Pacquiao winning 11 rounds, with Bradley winning just one.
The judges saw it differently, though, with two judges scoring it 115-113 for Bradley and the other 115-113 for Pacquiao in a stunning decision that was serenaded by boos from the crowd and jeers from all over the social media.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said he was never as ashamed to be part of boxing as he was on this night. He said Bradley himself admitted before the decision that he “tried hard but couldn’t beat (Pacquiao)” and that even Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin scored the fight eight rounds for Manny and only four for Bradley, though that’s a claim Dunkin now refutes.