Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Manny Pacquiao's loss on points to Timothy Bradley this weekend has become a global sports catastrophe, so much so that it became a rare boxing event that somehow managed to elbow its way on to the center stage of sports coverage (albeit briefly) in the middle of the 2012 Euro Cup. To borrow an idea from Scott Levinson, I think if you conducted a survey of boxing experts (let's say ex-fighters, trainers, promoters and writers, so we can exclude the judges) on the outcome of that fight, the odds against finding two results in three that gave the fight to Bradley would be astronomical. Arguably the biggest name in boxing was felled by a stinky decision, and that's big news. So what happened?  Even saying Pacman won the fight by 115-113, as Jerry Roth did, is a bit of a stretch, as the margin is perhaps too small. Saying he lost it by 115-113 as Duane Ford and C.J. Ross did is ridiculous. My personal suspicion is that the Vegas boxing establishment, either consciously or...
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