The much-awaited fight finally took place in Las Vegas when the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao scored two amazing knockdowns on his way to gain a decisive triumph over the great American boxing rival, Timothy Bradley. The fight was held on a Saturday night in the US and Sunday morning, Manila time. According to Manny, the fight was his final fight for his boxing career. If this is true to be Manny’s final fight, then, undoubtedly, he has become as one of the largest pay-per-view attractions in the Sporting world. Impressively, Pacquiao managed to headline 22 pay-per-view fights which generated over 18 million purchases and $1.2 billion in PPV profits.
During the most anticipated fight of the year, Pacquiao commenced rather slowly but then, he picked up his pace in the final half of the 12-round bout. He managed to knock down his strong opponent, Bradley, late in the 7th round and did it again in the 9th round in front of a spectacular and wild cheering crowd at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Pacquiao stated that he was seeking for a KO at every round. Throughout 7 years, Manny “Pacman” remain without experiencing any knockout, nevertheless, he was able to put a tremendous performance which was more remarkable than in his last round bout against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Without any doubt, all three judges scored it, 116-110, siding the Filipino champ Pacquiao.
The talk-of-the-town fight then turned into the topic of Pacquiao’s statement mentioning that this fight will be his last and final fight. He clearly stated, “As of now, I'm retired,” said the beloved boxing hero. “I want to go home to my family and serve the people,” added Pacquiao. His next aim is to put his all out in running for a Senate seat which will be held in May, back in the Philippines. Pacquiao said in the days leading up to the important fight that his family, particularly his supportive wife, Jinkee Pacquiao has wanted him to retire.