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Manny Pacquiao se despide del Boxeo por todo lo alto

No fue el adiós ideal, pero Manny Pacquiao volvió a demostrar que es, o fue, una de las figuras más grandes del boxeo mundial.

El filipino subió por última vez a un encordado y consiguió la victoria por decisión unánime sobre Timothy Bradley, tras brindar una gran pelea a lo largo de los 12 rounds en el MGM Grand de Las Vegas.

Era la tercera vez que el filipino chocaba contra ‘Desert Storm‘: cayó en la primera y se impuso en la segunda, pero ésta, al ser su despedida, iba a ser mucho más especial, por lo que prometió noquear al estadounidense.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. enters the arena before facing Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘Pac-Man’ se mostró impetuoso desde el inicio, con mayor convicción que Bradley, y a punto estuvo de cumplir con su promesa en dos ocasiones. En el séptimo asalto, una serie de golpes aturdieron al norteamericano y fue al suelo por primera vez. “En realidad no fue KO, me desbalanceé porque me jaló con su izquierda”, justificó Timothy al término de la pelea.

Sin embargo, para el noveno, Pacquiao vio la guardia baja de su contrincante e impactó su rostro con una potente izquierda, mandándolo al piso por segunda ocasión, para que el réferi hiciera el conteo de seguridad.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao enters the arena before facing Timothy Bradley J. in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao prays in his corner before facing Timothy Bradley Jr. during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

“Estuve buscando un KO, pero Bradley es un gran boxeador y no pude conseguirlo. Es un buen boxeador, es un Campeón. No fue fácil esta noche”, reconoció el llamado ‘Devorador de Mexicanos’ tras la reyerta.

Timothy respondió con golpes al cuerpo, quiso ir al frente pero Manny supo esquivarlo y controlar mejor el pleito. Al final, los jueces determinaron al ganador con un triple 116-110 a favor del nacido en Filipinas, quien se quedó con el título Welter vacante de la OMB en su despedida del boxeo.

“Tengo un compromiso con mi familia. Me voy a retirar después de esto. Disfruto estar aquí, pero es momento de irme”, expresó tras su victoria. Una digna despedida, para un eterno monarca.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao (L) throws a left against Timothy Bradley Jr. during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Manny Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. (R) throws a right against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. (R) throws a right against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates as he leaves the ring after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao (R) throws a right against Timothy Bradley Jr. during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. (L) gets punched by Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. (R) punches Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. (R) punches Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao (R) lands a left to the chin of Timothy Bradley Jr. during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unaimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Timothy Bradley Jr. gets up after getting knocked to the mat by Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao (R) lands a left to the head of Timothy Bradley Jr. during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unaimous decision. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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