If you happened to miss the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas you're going to want to see the replay.
The WBO title fight provided an exciting, if not bizarre bout for the championship. Manny Pacquiao made a huge statement by exacting revenge on his second-time foe in Bradley. The Filipino superstar picked up the unanimous decision victory, but it wasn't exactly easy.
Here's all the information on how you can get access to the replay of the fight fans will be sure not to forget.
Online: Top Rank provides an online stream via their website.
TV: The fight will re-air on Saturday, April 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET on HBO
Why It's a Must-See Bout
While this was the type of fight that had to be seen live to really capture the drama that took place, this will be a fun one to look back on. There's plenty to analyze, especially from the first rounds.
Those who go back to watch the replay will be surprised how well Bradley was able to get to Pacquiao in the early going. Playing the role of aggressor in many exchanges, "Desert Storm" was able to throw the challenger off his game in the early going and even claimed some early rounds.
Knowing that Bradley was able to have some success, the replay should provide some insight into what exactly was working against Pac-Man.
But more importantly for the former eight-division champion, the replay will also showcase Pacquiao's ability to persist and adjust as the fight wore on. After losing his fair share of rounds early on, Pacquiao remained patient.
That patience would wind up making a huge difference as the bout approached the middle rounds. Bradley began taking every opportunity to coax Pacquiao into a wild slugfest in hopes of landing the big counter a la Juan Manual Marquez.
Unfortunately for Bradley, the big counter never came and swinging for the fences that early and often is bound to lead to fatigue—another key storyline to look for when viewing the replay on HBO.
Looking ahead, this bout should set up Pacquiao with a few more opportunities for high-profile fights. A fifth bout with Juan Manuel Marquez could be next after avenging this loss. He lost to Marquez by knockout after his decision loss to Bradley.
For Bradley, this loss put him at a bit of a crossroads. Rather than become the biggest name outside of Floyd Mayweather in the welterweight division, he proved unable to thrive in the spotlight he created for himself. He'll have to hope that the powers that be are either uncreative enough to come up with another option for the new champion, or he'll look to get back in the win column before getting a shot at redemption.
Regardless of where either fighter goes from here, you'll want to make sure you've seen this legacy-altering bout.
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