Philippines, 27 Jan 2023
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


PACQUIAO RETIRES WITH A BANG


PhilBoxing.com




Pacquiao right on the onset of the first round after measuring Bradley projected a boxer who was on a mission, that was, looking for a knockout in the early rounds of the fight. What motivated him was known only to him. But it was obviously evident that he wanted to knockout Bradley and cement a legacy that will put him into the pedestal of greatness as this was his last fight as he convinced himself that it was so.

He was carrying the fight as the aggressor as Bradley moved back and around the ring with Pacquiao in pursuit. The crowd of more than 14,600 excited boxing fans in attendance at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this time around was given their money's worth including millions watching pay-per-view at home.

Pacquiao can again hold his head high after an unforgettable and disappointing loss to Mayweather last year. He has proven that he still has it. The greatness in him. He can fight toe to toe when the need calls for it and he can outbox his opponent and more so put him in the canvas and in this case put Bradley twice in the canvas, first in the 7th round and second in the 9th round, although, lacking the killing instincts that he is well known for in his early fights.?I am trying to be careful,? Pacquiao said.

There was time in the 8th round that Bradley held his ground and put an arsenal of combinations but this did not deter nor hurt Pacquiao who even urged Bradley to throw more punches. Pacquiao won unanimously with a score of 116-110 from all three judges and embraced the WBO International Welterweight belt in the process.

Pacquiao's maybe last hurrah is something to be proud of as he is entering a new ring of challenge. This time in a more broader scale and a more challenging endeavor. This time he will not be throwing punches but lending and extending his hands in serving the Filipino people. Not only in Gensan, not only in Sarangani as a congressman but in the entire nation as he is vying for one of the Senate seats in the Philippine government. He will not be knocking down opponents but instead raising up people's hopes and aspirations. For he is pure in heart as Jesus is his saviour, not corrupted and hope never will.

Pacquiao retires from boxing with a bang with a not so perfect record of 58 Wins (38 by knockouts), 6 losses and 2 draws but still too good for the Boxing Hall of Fame and yet he retires for the Filipino people.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rod Mijares.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Cebu-based Acope to fight in Pacquiao's Blow-by-Blow show
    By Jun Migallen, , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • FIERRO FACES ESTELA AS MATCHROOM RETURN TO MEXICO
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Racasa, Cu off to good start in Indonesia
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Press Conference Notes: Artur Beterbiev & Anthony Yarde Ready for Wembley Showdown
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • JESUS SARACHO WINS WBO LATIN SUPER LIGHTEIGHT TITLE, OSCAR ALVAREZ JR KEEPS UNDEFEATED RECORD INTACT ON WEDNESDAY’S, PROBOX TV CARD
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • April 1: Robeisy Ramirez-Isaac Dogboe Interim Featherweight Title Showdown & Xander Zayas-Ronald Cruz Headline Loaded Card at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa LIVE on ESPN+
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Injury forces Silva to withdraw from upcoming bouts
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • YANKIEL RIVERA SIGNS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Warriors buzz Grizzlies, 122-120, in razor-thin Thriller
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Asia's Top Boxers Today (Second and Last Part)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • ROCHA VS. ASHIE FIGHT WEEK MEDIA WORKOUT  QUOTES
    , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Brilliant Herlan Gomez Stops Thai Foe in 2 in Highland Show in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Kimura, Wulan Fight to a Draw in Thailand; WBA Int’l 112 Belt Stays Vacant
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Taimoor Khan Brutalizes Foe, Retains ABF Heavyweight Belt
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • SPORTSCLOPEDIA 21: FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO REVISITED PART III (CONCLUSION)
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Media Workout Notes: Light Heavyweight King Artur Beterbiev Readies for London Showdown Against Anthony Yarde
    , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • LUIS “PANTERA” NERY AND AZAT “CRAZY A” HOVHANNISYAN TO FACE OFF IN SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT BANGER IN WBC ELIMINATOR FIGHT
    , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Asia's Top Boxers Today
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • 3 PH bets fly to Indonesia for Fide Rated International Open Chess Tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • SPORTSCLOPEDIA 20: FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO REVISITED PART II
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • Isaias "Bestia Jr" Lucero and Christian "Niñote" Gomez Clash this Saturday Night on Imagen TV
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • ALEXIS “LEX” ROCHA TO FACE NEW OPPONENT GEORGE “RED TIGER” ASHIE IN MAIN EVENT
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • Creator Clash Returns for Second Round of Celebrity Influencer Boxing
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • Hacienda Hermida beats Cavite Knights to win MPCL Chairman's Cup 3x3 FIDE Rated Event Team Composition MPCL 2000 ratings & Below chess tilt
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • REY VARGAS BATTLES TOP CONTENDER O’SHAQUIE FOSTER FOR VACANT WBC SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD
    , Tue, 24 Jan 2023




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2023 philboxing.com.