Who Won Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Jr. 3?: Results, Scorecards, Stats, Purses, and PPV Buys

Published 09/09/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MARCH 19: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is shown with a cut above his right eye inflicted by Erik Morales of Mexico during the World Super Featherweight Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel on March 19, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik Morales of Mexico won 15-13 over Pacquiao by unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao battled several high-skilled technicians in his vast boxing career, but his three in-ring meetings with Timothy Bradley Jr. rank among the best fights of his career. Fans still appreciate the last contest that was booked to break their 1-1 tie.

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The Pacquiao vs Bradley Jr. trilogy took place in 2016. This was the first fight for the Senator after his high-voltage bout against Floyd Mayweather in 2015. Given his resume, ‘Pacman’ was an obvious favorite for his fight against Bradley Jr.

Pacquiao won this fight fair and square with a unanimous decision. He administered a classic beating to ‘Desert Storm’ for 36 minutes to claim a monumental win. The judges scored the contest 116-110, 116-110, and 116-110 in favor of the veteran.

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Later, Boxing Scene revealed Compubox’s punch stats for this trilogy. Here, the final punch stat report showed Pacquiao as the ultimate winner as he remained successful in landing his power shots, jabs, and total punches. On the other hand, Bradley Jr. didn’t seem in his element as he wasn’t striking his contemporary well.

For their efforts, both the fighters took home a substantial fight purse from this encounter. While Pacquiao made a guaranteed $20 million for this fight, Bradley Jr. made $4 million.

Unfortunately, the PPV numbers weren’t really impressive. Top Rank boss, Bob Arum, who was ‘Pacman’s promoter, spoke to ESPN about the PPV numbers. He said, “It will be somewhere between those numbers, 400,000 and 500,000. It’s all being added up, but it will be closer to 400,000 than 500,000. Terrible.”

Despite the embarrassing PPV numbers, this fight worked wonders for Pacquiao, who was eager to resurrect his position.

Manny Pacquiao avenged his loss to Timothy Bradley Jr.

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Pacquiao and Bradley Jr. met each other for the first time in 2012. Here, ‘Desert Storm’ won the fight with a split decision. However, the Philippine fighter made a roaring comeback with two wins in 2014 and 2016.

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)

As overcoming adversities, facing someone as skilled as Bradley Jr., and conquering him were no mean feat, these wins are etched among Pacquiao’s all-time best wins.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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