Bradley Wins Complete BS Split
Decision Over Pacquiao In Fight He Appeared To Win 2 Rounds
By Bret "The Threat" Newton
Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank
The world of boxing continues to go down the drain with yet
another despicable, and absolutely horrendous scoring of a
fight as Timothy Bradley (now 29-0, 12 KO's) won the WBO
Welterweight Title over Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO's) via an ugly and
widely disputed split decision.
Erisandy Lara beat Paul Williams, Gabriel Campillo beat
Tavoris Cloud, Richard Abril beat Brandon Rios, and Manny
Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley, all by wide margins, but each
fight had the opposite outcome when the judges scorecards
Bradley had the heart and determination, but not the tools
to beat Pacquiao. From start to finish, Pacquiao had his way
with Bradley. Bradley tried his best and was game in willing
to exchange with Pacquiao, but there is no way Bradley could
have won. Bradley said it himself after the fight that he
had to go home and watch the fight, himself, to see if he won.
Umm, what? Shouldn't you ALREADY know?
This fight was obviously fixed to start. Promoter Bob Arum
had a smile as wide as the Grinch as he hugged Bradley after
winning the biggest fight (yet hoax) of his career. And not
just a win over anyone, but a win over Arum's "baby",
and one of the greatest fighters of all time. The
rematch they planned before this fight even took place is
just proof to be another reason to avoid the fight everyone wants which
is Floyd Mayweather.
This was a crock. Bradley won round 10 when Pacquiao simply
took the round off, and appeared to win the 12th when Bradley actually for the first time boxed well
and didn't let Pacquiao in. The other 10 rounds, Bradley has
no answers for as Pacquiao blasted his way in and staggered
Bradley on occasion, even having him out on his feet at the
end of both the 4th and 5th rounds.
Final scores were 115-113 for Pacquiao and 115-113 twice for
Bradley. The fact this fight had scores that close is even
bothersome. Pacquiao didn't win by that small of a margin,
he won wide. But so did appear Juan Manuel Marquez in his
3rd fight with Pacquiao. Go figure.