Wednesday 24 May 2017

Manny Pacquiao says his career is 'over' after dominant points victory over Timothy Bradley

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. face off during their WBO International Welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Arena on April 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquio won a 12 round unanimous decision to capture the WBO International Welterweight Title. / AFP / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. face off during their WBO International Welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Arena on April 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquio won a 12 round unanimous decision to capture the WBO International Welterweight Title. / AFP / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manny Pacquiao outlasted American Timothy Bradley in a one-sided unanimous decision last night in what the Filipino fighter says was the final fight of his long career.

Pacquiao won the Las Vegas bout 116-110 on all three score cards, avenging a shock split-decision loss to Bradley back in 2012. Speaking afterwards, Pacquiao said he intends to now retire from boxing.

"I've made a commitment to my family that I'm going to retire after this," said Pacquiao in quotes reported by the BBC.

It was a powerful performance from the winner, who put Bradley on the canvas in the seventh and night rounds before coasting to the finish.

If Pacquiao does retire, he will leave the sports as a six-weight world champion with a record of 58-6-2.

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