Manny Pacquiao gained a measure of revenge and reclaimed the WBO welterweight title last night with a very exciting win over Timothy Bradley in their HBO pay-per-view rematch, looking something like the Manny of old against a determined, ballsy opponent who backed up his own big talk as well.
Here are some highlights from the fight, which blew away their first bout in terms of action and drama:
Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO) was just too good for Bradley (31-1, 12 KO), who made no excuses after the fight (he said he may have strained a calf, but congratulated Manny and sounded sincere) and took his defeat for what it was, a loss to one of the best fighters in the world.
Where do these two go from here? We'll discuss that this afternoon. There aren't as many great options as you'd hope for either of them, but this fight guaranteed that whatever they do next, it's going to be worth tuning in. Two of the best gave us 12 rounds, and one man was better last night.