Boxing

Pacquiao vs Bradley: The Worst Decision Ever, Another Black Eye for Boxing

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 09:  (R-L) Manny Pacquiao lands a right to the body of Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIJune 10, 2012

I can't believe what I just saw. Honestly, it's extremely difficult for me to sit here and write this article due to the frustration I'm feeling. Boxing, my favorite sport, has once again shot itself in the foot with one of the worst decisions in recent memory. 

Let me just say this. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TIM BRADLEY WON THAT FIGHT.

I had it 10-2, and that was being generous. ESPN had it 11-1, my friend who was watching at a bar said he "spaced out for the last five rounds because it was so one-sided."

This is the worst possible outcome that could've come from this fight. Now Pacquiao has to have a rematch with Bradley, which no one wants to see because Pacquiao already clearly defeated him. And the fight with Floyd Mayweather will have to be pushed back yet again.

As I sit here and watch ESPN, all the athletes are tweeting about how bad the decision was. It's horrible publicity for the sport. The judges who scored that fight for Bradley should never be allowed to judge a fight again. I repeat, they should never be allowed near a boxing ring again.

I can't think of any other thing to say other than that those two judges are wildly incompetent, or the fight was fixed. I've never accused judges of being paid off or anything like that, but how else could there possibly be a way that you could score seven rounds for Bradley?

This is just horrible all the way around, and I'm angry, frustrated and I'm almost ashamed to call myself a boxing fan after tonight.

 

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