Lydell Rhodes on Manny Pacquiao: ‘Avenging that loss only makes his legacy greater’

Manny Pacquiao following his victory over Tim Bradley on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Having shared some intimate moments with Manny Pacquiao as his chief sparring partner the past several weeks, Lydell Rhodes had as unique of a perspective as anyone as to the Filipino icon’s unanimous decision victory over Tim Bradley on Saturday night.

Clearly out slicking Bradley in the second half of their rematch inside of Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, Pacquiao showed that he still has a good deal left in his tank at 35 years old.

“I felt Manny did exactly what he needed to do to get the victory over a very game Tim Bradley,” Rhodes said of Pacquiao’s performance. “So my hat goes off to him, and avenging that loss only makes his legacy greater.”

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