Sunday, June 10

A Surprising Loss

It's been a while since I last posted anything on this blog. I've been very busy with work and I didn't have the time, or the energy, to create a post worthy of sharing to the public. But as I watched the recent fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, and with the decision that was made after the fight, I feel compelled to write something about it, because I wouldn't be satisfied if I didn't get my thoughts out.

If any of you watched the recently concluded fight, then you obviously saw who was the dominant fighter in the bought. Landing solid left straights and uppercuts, it was pretty obvious that Manny Pacquaio had the upper hand in the fight. Even the commentators gave round after round to him, saying that his power and his experience obviously gave him advantage over Tim Bradley. After 12 rounds of what seemed to be a really obvious win for the People's Champ, the bought was decided via judges' scores. 

As you can see from the Final Punchstat, everyone was expecting that Manny was going to win this one, but much to everyone's surprise, Timothy Bradley won the bought with a 2-1 split decision.

Now I'm no expert when it comes to boxing scores and all the technicalities that come with it, but basing from Manny's performance during the fight, it was very clear that he was throwing more solid punches as compared to Bradley. Bradley himself admitted that Pacquiao shook him a couple of times.

I don't really know how the boxing world works, but to have watched the fight and clearly saw how Manny dominated Bradley with punch after punch, it was really surprising how the judges came up with such a decision. Bob Arum of Top Rank called the decision "NUTS", and said that he had scored the fight 10-2 in favor of Manny. Tim Bradley's manager, Cameron Dunkin, had the fight at  8 to 4, for Pacquiao. BRADLEY'S OWN MANAGER!

I asked some of my friends for their opinions on the fight results and they were as dumbfounded as I was. A colleague stated that "'s a controlled decision by the mafias. they want to earn more money by wnting the audience to have a rematch". 

It would have been easier to accept the decision if I didn't see the actual fight, or if I saw that Timothy Bradley deserved the win, but seeing what he did today, makes me question how the judges even made there scores. 

A lot of fuzz is going on over the match, and I'm sure over the next few weeks this controversial decision will be talked about all over the country, from street vendors to Makati high rises. I just hope that whatever SH*T is going on in the Boxing World is put to a stop before the fans get tired of it and the sport dies out.


Anonymous said...

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