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Sight of bloody Pacquiao prompts Bradley to retire

MANILA, Philippines – After seeing Manny Pacquiao drenched in blood during his fight with Jeff Horn last month, Timothy Bradley decided he’s had enough of boxing.

Speaking at an episode of SiriusXM’s “At The Fights,” Bradley, who worked the bout as an analyst for ESPN, said he doesn’t want to go the same route as Pacquiao and fight past his prime.

A bloodied Manny Pacquiao during his fight with Jeff Horn. Philippine Star
“I broadcasted the Manny Pacquiao fight in Australia. And I was sitting there and I was watching the fight, and I just saw like Manny kinda wither away slightly – not crazy. He won the fight, but it was just like, I saw him all bloody and just, you know, beat up, and just been through hell,” said the former super lightweight and welterweight champion.

Pacquiao lost the WBO welterweight title to Horn last July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, in an action-packed bout that left him with cuts on both sides of the head due to accidental headbutts. The Filipino icon struggled with the younger Australian’s size and rough tactics – something that would be hard to imagine had they fought at Pacquiao’s prime.

A bloodied Manny Pacquiao during his fight with Jeff Horn.

The 33-year-old Bradley recently announced his retirement from boxing after compiling a respectable record of 33 wins and two losses (with 13 knockouts) – with Pacquiao as the lone fighter to defeat him.

Author: Dino Maragay
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/08/09/1727054/sight-bloody-pacquiao-prompts-bradley-retire

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