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Pacquiao ‘robbed’ as Bradley wins via split decision

Posted On 2012 Jun 10
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Manny Pacquiao connects with a right to the head of Timothy Bradley in their WBO world welterweight title fight Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao landed more power punches and appeared to have won most of the 12-round fight.(MNS Photo)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 9, 2012 (AFP) – Unbeaten American Timothy Bradley ended Manny Pacquiao’s long unbeaten run with a controversial split decision victory over the Filipino ring icon on Saturday.

One judge scored the bout 115-113 for Pacquiao, while two others saw it 115-113 for Bradley, even though it appeared Pacquiao hurt Bradley throughout the fight — particularly with his straight left hand.

Pacquiao fell to 54-4-2 with 38 wins inside the distance, suffering his first defeat since 2005.

Bradley improved to 29-0 with 12 wins inside the distance.

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