Manny Pacquiao lost in the fight against American Timothy Bradley held on June 9, 2012 (morning of June 10 in Manila).
The fight was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the main event, coming right after the Rajo-Arce fight which ended prematurely.
The game ended in round 12. Bradley’s win meant he’s the new welterweight champion and Pacquiao is not a pound-for-pound king anymore.
Before the fight, Kirby Asunto sang the Philippine National Anthem while American Idol 11 runner-up, Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez sang the U.S. National Anthem. Pacquiao said in a recent interview that it was his idea to get Jessica’s services to sing the anthem for Bradley.
Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny’s wife, watched the fight with their two sons.
It was a great fight, Manny exhibiting exceptional skills as a boxer from round 1 which resulted in a loud “boo” for Bradley from the MGM Grand audience when the decision was declared.
Timothy Bradley is still undefeated.
With the boos, Bradley asked for a re-match on November 10, 2012.