LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who won the boxing fight tonight, who won the Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2014 fight tonight, and what were the final Manny Pacman boxing fight results for April 12, 2014? Manny Pacquiao is the winner in Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2014 boxing results tonight 4/12/14. Pacman won the Pacquiao vs. Bradley II boxing fight this evening. The question, however, is whether there will be a Pacquiao vs. Bradley III fight next year.
The winner of tonight’s Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2014 boxing fight had a lot at stake this evening. A win tonight for Bradley would prove that he was vindicated of criticism after winning the Pacquiao vs. Bradley I fight. A win tonight by Pacman would prove that he is still at the top of his game and that the previous decision by two judges, two years ago, was an error. Pacman over the last two years changed his approach to the ring, from conditioning, to mental stability. Before the Pacquiao vs. Bradley I fight results were revealed to news, Pacman was late coming into the ring. And when he did, he turned heads for a less than stellar look of conditioning than in previous fights. When the fight was over, the debate began.
After Pacquiao vs. Bradley I results were announced to news, Floyd Mayweather said that Pacman has lost at least two of his previous fights as well. Floyd claimed that the judges both times wrongly gave Manny those fights. Floyd told news “(Pacquiao) lost more than 3 times. He already got 3 losses, and he lost to (Juan Manuel) Marquez 3 times. So he already got 6 losses.” Mayweather added “You want honesty, I’m giving it to you. Marquez fought Pacquiao 3 times, Marquez beat Pacquiao 3 times.” Mayweather claims that Pacman has been wrongly given fights for years. “What I’ve done, no fighter has ever done. I faced 42, and I made all 42 look the same. It was easy.”
Two years ago when Pacman vs. Bradley results were revealed, sporting fans were told that that boxing is not American Idol? To explain their bizarre fight results, Judge Duane Ford said “If this were ‘American Idol’, without a doubt, Manny Pacquiao would have won. It was not. I gave an honest opinion. I had Pacquiao up 4-2, I think, at the end of six rounds. I thought he hurt Bradley a couple of times early in the fight.” But Ford added “what happens in one round doesn’t carry over to the next round. They’re separate units. Remember, it’s a boxing match and Bradley demonstrated his ability to box expertly.” Ford said that judges are to score fights round by round. Ford claimed that fans incorrectly score fights looking at a collective of rounds, rather than seeing them as individual units.
Evoking even more pop culture, before the last fight Arum was telling news that Pacman was the crossover boxer of all time, whatever that means. Tonight, Pacquiao was trying to prove that his career is not over. “He’s been here since 2001, and he’s been fighting nothing but the best. I don’t recall a fighter — maybe Sonny Liston — who comes into a fight with so much attention. He fights everybody. He fights hall of fame fighters. You don’t see that too often.”
To prepare for tonight’s fight, Manny explained, in his interview with ESPN, that “My motivation is the same now as it was when I started my boxing career. I love the competition, and I love to win. When that stops, so does my professional boxing career. But I don’t see that happening for a long time.” Bradley said that he was hungry for another win as well. He told EPSN “That hunger that he’s looking for, that’s no longer there and he can’t get it back. It’s gone. It’s gone. It is, Manny. It’s gone. It’s not there anymore. I truly believe that. The killer instinct, that’s what I’m saying. He’s not the same as far as that.”
For Pacquiao vs. Bradley I, ESPN’s Dan Rafael and HBO’s Harold Lederman scored the fight 119-109 for Pacquiao. Allen Barra of The Atlantic wrote after the last fight that “Judge Jerry Roth said 115-113 Pacquiao—that’s seven rounds to five. Officials C.J. Ross and Duane Ford both had it 115-113 for Bradley..If Roth thought Pacquiao won only seven rounds of the 12, his boxing license should be suspended. And that will tell you what I think of Ross and Ford’s evaluations.” For complete coverage of tonight’s fight click HERE.
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