Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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The Boxing Promoters Association (BPA) reacted swiftly in an unprecedented act of establishing a "figurehead" for the sport of boxing in the wake of the controversial decision rendered last Saturday night as challenger Timothy Bradley was awarded a highly controversial decision over welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, the President of the BPA, Joe DeGuardia sent a letter to all promoters announcing a call to "oversee" our sport, as other major sports league owners do as a group, by having the BPA take the steps necessary to ensure that fighters and fans have the most competent judges and referees in professional boxing matches. The letter by the BPA was met by immediate and overwhelming support by virtually every promoter in the United States. The promoters confirmed their support for the Boxing Promoter's Association to take measures as best to ensure, among other goals, that the sport take corrective action to train, gra...
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