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A WBO review into Manny Pacquiaos controversial defeat by Timothy Bradley comes out in favour of the Philippines fighter.
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Didn't watch the fight but last night at a party I remember a lot of people saying Pacquiao was throwing very weak punches that were doing absolutely nothing and that people were overreacting to the decision. Any truth to this or just a bunch of Drunk idiots??
That's a possibility, but the WBO reviewed the fight intensely, and I would think they'd know whether the hits were "weak" or not...oh, well...I'm not a boxing fan anymore (for reasons like this---it all seems fixed now), but find it interesting....
And I think the downfall of boxing should be a cautionary tale to the NBA, who are next in "the downfall" as far as "fixing" suspicions, and now College Football and the NFL are going to be targets due to the big money bets...don't think it can't happen...
There was an automatic rematch in Pac's contract anyway so they will likely fight again in November.
Pac hurt him several times during the fight. He threw the more damaging shots. Under any objective standard, the closest Bradley should have came was 116-112.
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I watched the fight, I put that comment into the bunch of Drunk idiots category.
It really wasn't even CLOSE. Everyone knows who won that fight. And I'm not even a pacquiaon fan at all.
And even that is being generous. I thought it was, at minimum, 10 rounds to 2. And I thought you could make the argument Manny won every round.
Drunk idiots. The exact opposite was true. The commentators kept saying over and over Manny is a much more powerful puncher and did more damge when he connected. Bradley had zero power and even when he connected it didn't phase Manny. Not only did Bradley lose the fight, he looked like he didnt even want to be there in the later rounds. He looked like he was beaten mentally and was just trying to make it to the last round.
So do u order the rematch and give them even more money? Tough decision.
I watched. Twice. There is no truth to that. Pacquiao landed a lot of power punches: especially straight lefts.
Now Bradley, on the other hand, had zero power and never once showed that he could hurt pacquiao.
It was one sided. And manny clearly won, as evidence by the WBO committee ruling 5-0 in pacquiao's favor.
In can legitimately be argued that Bradley won 3 rounds... He threw a lot of punches but didn't land many and never had any power.
+ 1 Shane actually Most of You. :-) Anyone Know Who Does Have the Power to Overturn This Ridiculous Decision? TIA RTR
This post was edited by GarrettLA 22 months ago
WBO already said they aren't overturning it so that is over.
Bob Arum is running his mouth (i.e. giving lip service because he knows he stands to make some money) about having the Feds investigate it which would lead nowhere if they did.
The fact that the WBO can watch a fight an issue this press release is exactly all you need to know about what is wrong with boxing. Boxing is a bad joke.
What would be funny if Bradley turned down the rematch and instead faught Mayweather.Then Money winning the belt forcing Pac man to finally fight him.I read somewhere few weeks back that Bradley may not give a rematch.I would love to see Mayweather beat the fool out out Pac man.
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Not sure why anybody would root for Floyd over Manny to begin with, but Floyd is the one who ducked that fight moreso than Manny ever did.
After watching Manny and Bradley fight and seeing the outcome, why would anyone want to fight a Top Rank boxer? Bob Arum is a crook. Manny gets sacrificed because of his promoters greed. That fight was fixed and anyone who watches the sport knows that Bradley barely won 5 rounds at the most. But somehow Manny loses? That's ridiculous. I love boxing but I hate the politics. Hate Floyd all you want but last year alone the man made 85 million dollars. He may be a scumbucket and an absolute horror of a human being but he is a great boxer and a shrewd businessman. Oscar De La Hoya taught him the fight game and Floyd mastered it. As popular as Manny is, he should be making double what Floyd has made. But Bob Arum robs his fighters and everyone knows it. Bob's involvement is more of the reason why we haven't seen the Floyd Manny fight than anything else.
However, despite all of that, I still watch it. After watching hundreds of fights, I say the same thing after everyone of them that I will never watch it again. But, it gets me every time. I am right back in front of the tv waiting for the next bout even though I know the institution itself is flawed. I hope that we get to see the Floyd Manny fight one day but as long as Bob Arum is involved I doubt that it will ever happen.
Agreed. Tough to side with Bradley when everyone but the judges thought that Pac won the fight.
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I love the idea that maybe Bradley will fight Mayweather before the Pacquio rematch forcing the Mayweather-Pacquio fight. The most ferocious attacker versus the most cunning and quick counter-puncher. Would be an epic fight. Seeing that Bradley lasted the whole fight, I'd give Mayweather the advantage because Mayweather is a very technically skilled fighter and will be able to simply outbox Pacman. Pacman would need to KO Mayweather (which he's capable of doing) to get a win. The way Pacquio has fought lately (not just the Bradley fight, but the fight before that as well), I think Pacman may be on the downslope of his career giving Mayweather an edge. However, as seen with Tyson, prison could hurt Mayweather.
Even if the fight happens in 2013, both fighters are past their prime. Therefore, it is not nearly as appealing to me as it was 2 years ago.
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