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Corruption has been a part of boxing as long as the sport has been around. Whether it was the mob telling one fighter to take a dive in the 5th, or a promoter paying off the judges to score the bout in favor of his boxer, the fix has been in for years. Last Saturday in Las Vegas, there is no doubt the fix was in.
There was not one person who saw the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight and thought Bradley won. Nobody is debating who won it. There isn’t some magical judging system in boxing that the common man doesn’t understand that resulted in two judges scoring the fight in favor of Bradley while nobody else even thought he was close. Pacquiao won the fight decisively, and even Bradley wasn’t convinced he’d won.
It seems clear the fight was fixed so that a decision would favor Bradley. Let’s go over how and why that happened by examining each character involved and their motivations.
Bob Arum, Top Rank: Arum has been involved with boxing since the ’60s and is one of the two bigg...
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Manny Pacquiao was robbed.
So says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, himself a former boxer and member of the Nevada Gaming Commission before he was elected to Congress.
The lawmaker said Tuesday it was clear to everyone who knows anything about boxing that Pacquiao won his bout in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Reid said he was not personally at the fight, but that he...
Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten in 15 straight fights dating back to 2005, looked to be well on his way to retaining his WBO welterweight title in a fight against unbeaten challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. on Saturday night. That is, until the judges had their say. In a stunning turn of events, the judges handed Bradley the victory in a split decision, despite nearly every statistic and pair...
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao tried to turn his welterweight title fight with Timothy Bradley into a brawl, but it was Bradley who won a split decision to end a remarkable run by the Filipino fighter. Bradley won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third. The decision was roundly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand arena. Pacquiao never put Bradley down...
Manny Pacquiao loss to Timothy Bradley in a upset split decision Saturday night. During the match-up it appeared that Pacquiao was dominating Bradley, but at the end of the match-up Bradley walked away with Pacquiao's WBO welterweight championship belt.Before the match most fans, including Manny Pacquiao, were glued to the Game 7 Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 match-up between...
WBO WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Manny Pacquiao (c) vs. Timothy Bradley
Pacquiao is coming out the aggressor as Bradley is on his heels. Bradley is looking to counter off Manny's left lead but Pacquiao is getting out of range. Bradley throws a number of flurries but he's not connecting with much on it. Manny finishes the round strong with some nice straights.
Timothy Bradley's unwarranted win over Manny Pacquiao Saturday wasn't the only thing wrong with the show on HBO pay-per-view that night. On the undercard, we had a ritualistic slaughter of Teon Kennedy by Guillermo Rigondeaux, a 1.5 round match-up between Jorge Arce and Jesus Rojas that was shaping up nicely before it ended with an accidental foul, and nine rounds...
Fans were given at least one less conflict to worry about, though, when Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, announced Friday that the start of the fight would be delayed until Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals ends. Pacquiao, an eight-division champion and congressman in his native Philippines, is a huge Celtics fan.
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The collective feeling after the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight was this: Pacman got robbed. Split decision? Try wrong decision. Who called this fight, anyway? Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. still making moves to take down Manny from his jail cell? You usually only get screwed this much on pay-per-view for other reasons. Plenty of people are already calling it the death of boxing...
You know what is the single most best way to find out if you won a fight or not? You go directly to the people and our very own Michael Mardones did just that as he asked fans inside the MGM who they though won the bout, with a very special cameo from former heavyweight [...]
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Where's the Outrage for the Terrible Pacquiao vs. Bradley Decision?
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Boxing sucks. At least, tonight it sucked. Millions watched as one of the two greatest fighters walking the planet entered the ring this evening and painted a masterpiece performance over a younger, threatening, and much-ballyhooed competitor.
So went the decision in Las Vegas, as two of three judges committed an abomination by tabbing Timothy Bradley as a legend-killer with...