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  Bradley Wins Disappointing Decision
Dull Fight Just As Disappointing


By William Trillo
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

 

It was a fight between two undefeated Jr. Welterweights that had huge expectations amongst many in the boxing community but truth be told the fight did not live up to the high hopes. After a plethora of “unintentional” head butts, Devon Alexander, (21-1, 13 KO's), winced in pain after another huge butt from Timothy Bradley, (27-0, 11 KO's), midway through round 10. The ringside Physician said Devon was unable to continue and after 10 rounds the fight went to the judges cards. Those cards awarded a clear-cut Unanimous Technical Decision to Timothy Bradley (97-93, 96-95, 98-93) and he took home both the WBC light welterweight title & WBO light welterweight title.

After all the high hopes of the fight being this generation’s version of Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns, it turns out this was just another in a long line of dull fights that will send the masses away scratching their heads once again. For those who were hoping this fight would prove who deserves a shot at Manny Pacquiao, that’s easy to answer….neither one of them do.

HBO broadcasters kept saying the fight was hard to score and for once I agree with them, it’s hard to score a fight with little or nothing going on. Oh sure, there was an occasional pot shot and a wild punch landed here and there but for the most part this fight was a Chess match, a very long dull Chess match.

If there is a rematch clause for this bout, I hope Amir Khan’s people…errr…I mean I hope whoever stole Alex Ariza’s contracts with fighters from his room will do the same with the Bradley vs. Alexander rematch contract. We don’t ever need to see these two in the same ring again.

P.S. My condolences to the hoards of astute media members who braved the worst storms the East Coast has seen in years to be a part of that snoozefest. I keep telling ya’all to go to Montreal, but you won’t listen to me.



 

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