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30 Photos That Chronicle One Of The Most Controversial Nights In Boxing History

In a result that has received almost unanimous criticism, Timothy Bradley, Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao in a split decision for the WBO welterweight title. Here’s how the night that ended Pacquiao’s seven-year unbeaten run went down.

During weigh-ins on Friday, Bradley showed off his cartoon-character physique.

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Leading up to the fight, American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez sang the National Anthem.

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were there.

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So was Mark Wahlberg, which probably doesn’t surprise anyone.

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The U.S. Olympic boxing team posed in the ring beforehand.

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Bradley made his entrance.

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As did Pacquiao.

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And the fight began.

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Meanwhile, in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is from and holds a seat in Congress, thousands of fans watched the fight in Manila and surrounding towns.

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Pacquiao’s defeat was met with despondency from Filipinos.

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Here’s Bradley awaiting the decision post-fight.

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And both men posing for a photo after the results were announced.

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Bradley injured his left foot during the match, and he appeared at the press conference afterward in a wheelchair.

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Pacquiao looked the part of a politician.

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There are provisions in the fight contract for a rematch, and Pacquiao has already announced he will put the loss behind him and continue to fight.

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