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    Posted on Jun 10, 2012

    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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