LAS VEGAS (AP) — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime.

The older Pacquiao couldn’t finish the trick, however.

Although he tried mightily, Pacquiao didn’t stop or even really hurt Bradley during 12 mostly exciting rounds Saturday night, settling for the lucrative revenge of a unanimous-decision victory.

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Tim Bradley could probably retire undefeated.

But if Bradley’s legacy did not include a second victory over Manny Pacquiao, the WBO welterweight beltholder still would consider his career to be unfulfilled, according to statements he made during Saturday’s night’s first of three episodes of 24/7: Pacquiao-Bradley II on HBO.

Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) is coming up on an April 12 rematch with Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), from whom he earned his current title by disputed split decision in June 2012.

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Bradley: No shower, no socks

April 2, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – This one’s good enough for Ripley’s. Believe it or not, Timothy Bradley said the reason he injured his feet during his June 2012 encounter with Manny Pacquiao is that he wore no socks inside the ring. “I didn’t have the support I needed because I didn’t wear any socks and the ring […]

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Nacho Likes Marquez-Alvarado, Not Pacquiao-Marquez 5

March 24, 2014

Trainer Nacho Beristain is looking forward to Juan Manuel Marquez’s returns on May 17th, when he faces Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23KOs) at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. It will be the first fight for Marquez (55-7-1, 40KOs) since a twelve round split decision loss to WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley last October. “He is […]

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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Could Meet In $100 Million Super Fight

March 17, 2014

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are currently preparing for their next fights, but both boxing superstars are allegedly looking at the big picture – their long-proposed dream showdown. Pacquiao is already in the critical part of his training camp for his rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las […]

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Roach believes Pacquiao will beat Bradley because of his superior conditioning

March 12, 2014

Trainer Freddie Roach believes his fighter Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) will beat WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) next month because he’s in better condition for their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach has been working Pacquiao hard in training camp in the Philippines, and he’s had sparring […]

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