By: Elena Grace Flores
It was very stressful for Filipinos watching Manny Pacquiao’s recent bout with the undisputed Timothy Bradley. There he was – the 8th-time World Champion in the boxing arena fighting a fearless fighter who have not lost any fight yet and mind you, he might won top titles 8th times but while he was doing this, he did not have a single title left! Not until this unanimous win over Bradley. Read this:
LAS VEGAS/MANILA — Revenge was served, and it was cold. Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American. http://sports.inquirer.net/150419/pacquiao-gets-back-at-bradley-to-reclaim-wbo-title#ixzz2yvU7n5AD
It was very surprising that the aggressive opponent only had kind words to the new WBO Champ, Manny Pacquiao – after the rematch. Friendly and heartfelt gestures from the mother of Manny Pacquiao known as Aling Dionisia towards Bradley was also very rare but genuine. This clearly shows that in sports, it does not matter if you win or lose. It’s how you take it and move forward that matters most! Long live Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao!
The upcoming match between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas will either confirm if Bradley was a worthwhile winner during their first bout or Pacquiao still has the winning punch that seems to be vanishing based on his latest performances. The Pacquiao – Bradley rematch will be aired on Sunday in the Philippines according to the conference call conducted by this online media recently:
By: SANTOS A. PEREZ
Now that he is reacquainted with winning, Pacquiao seeks to avenge the first of two consecutive losses in 2012 that led to an 11-month ring absence and removed him from pound-for-pound hierarchy. The native of the Philippines will attempt to reclaim a welterweight belt with his rematch against Timothy Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas. http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/07/4042959/manny-pacquiao-in-a-positive-motivated.html