Skip to comments.Timothy Bradley wins split decision over Pacquiao....The Fix was in
Posted on 06/09/2012 10:52:45 PM PDT by Beave Meister
LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges' scorecards.
In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter's remarkable seven-year unbeaten run.
Promoter Bob Arum fumed, the crowd at the MGM Grand arena booed, and Pacquiao seemed stunned when the decision was announced. Arum said there would be a November rematch, though he blasted the way the decision went down.
"I'm going to make a lot of money on the rematch, but this was outrageous," Arum said.
Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six rounds on two scorecards and four on the third. He won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing on the third by the same margin. The Associated Press had Pacquiao winning 117-111.
"I did my best," Pacquiao said. "I guess my best wasn't good enough."
Pacquiao tried to turn the fight into a brawl, using his power to hurt Bradley in the early rounds. But Bradley changed tactics in the middle rounds and used his boxing skills to win enough rounds to take the narrow decision for the welterweight title.
"I thought I won the fight," Bradley said. "I didn't think he was as good as everyone says he was. I didn't feel his power."
Ringside punching statistics showed Pacquiao landing 253 punches to 159 for Bradley, who vowed before the fight to take the 147-pound title from Pacquiao. The Compubox statistics showed Pacquiao landing more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.
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Hmm, looks like boxing hasn’t changed in the twenty years since I last watched a fight.
Before the fight HBO had an annalist talk about the ref, who he said was a solid ref. Then he talks about the judges. The first judge he say is the dean of judges in Las Vegas and one of the best judges in the business. The second judge is a woman....and this guy rips into her as a real Amateur and how could they let someone like this judge a Championship fight. He thought the third judge was weak too. And how he couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t have the best judges there tonight for this fight. Now we know.
He spoke out about same sex marriage and homosexuality. He had to lose. His philosophy/religion wasn’t pc.
I watched about rounds 4-12 from a place where they had the hookup.
I saw Bradley score a lot but Manny, too. Manny had him reeling several times. A follow-up on any of them would have been a knockdown for sure.
I read a quote from Bradley: “I tried my best, but I couldn’t beat the guy.” Pure BS later when he says he knew he won the fight. I’ll stick with MMA.
nobody really cares.. I’d rather watch womens beach vollyball
Professional boxing might be the only thing that could give professional wrestling respectability as a competitive sport.
I think it goes like this:
Greyhound racing > jai alai > boxing = professional wrestling > street corner 3-card monte.