Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao lost to American boxer Timothy Bradley in their match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Bradley is now the new WBO welterweight champion of the world.
In the fourth round forward, it was Pacquiao’s experience and strategy that came over Bradley’s aggressiveness and hunger to win. However, the judges scored it in favor of Bradley, giving him the victory via a split decision.
It was the biggest upset for the year. Bradley remains undefeated as a professional boxer.
With the win, Pacquiao’s record slid to to 54 wins (38 wins by KO), 4 losses, 2 draws and 0 no contests in 60 fights, while Bradley’s record improved to 29 wins (12 wins by KO), 0 loss, 0 draws and 1 no contests for a total of 30 fights.
In an interview after the fight, Bradley said he is willing to give Manny a rematch if the latter desires.