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Timothy Bradley Jr vs Manny Pacquiao II

Timothy Bradley Jr vs Manny Pacquiao 2

Date: 12th April 2014

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title: WBO World Welterweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank

Tv: HBO Pay-Per-View

Timothy Bradley Jr
( 31 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 145½ lbs

Manny Pacquiao
( 55 - 5 - 2 )
Weight: 145 lbs

The highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr took place on April 12, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event was promoted by Top Rank and aired on HBO Pay-Per-View. The fight was for the WBO World Welterweight Title, with Bradley defending his title for the third time.

Pacquiao entered the fight weighing 145 lbs, while Bradley weighed in at 146 lbs. Despite Pacquiao being the favorite to win, Bradley was considered a 2-to-1 underdog. Many fans were still bitter over the controversial decision in their first fight, where Bradley was awarded the victory in a split decision despite Pacquiao being the clear winner in most people's eyes.

In the end, Pacquiao won the fight by unanimous decision, redeeming himself from the previous defeat to Bradley. The judges' scorecards read 118-110, 116-112, and 116-112, all in favor of Pacquiao. The Filipino boxer dominated the fight, landing more punches and causing more damage than his opponent.

Both boxers earned a purse of $6 million, as per the contracts filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, Pacquiao was guaranteed a minimum of $20 million, with a portion of it paid out in the weeks after the fight. Both fighters also earned a share of the pay-per-view revenue, which was expected to be substantial given the hype surrounding the rematch.

The fight generated a live gate of $7,865,100 from 14,099 sold tickets, with 894 unsold tickets and 926 complimentary tickets from the 15,919 available tickets. The gate revenue was the third-highest in Nevada boxing history, behind only Mayweather-De La Hoya and Mayweather-Canelo.

The victory over Bradley marked Pacquiao's fifth world title in the welterweight division, solidifying his position as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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