PAC BEATEN BY BRADLEY-split decision

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Manny Pacquiao has lost his WBO welterweight belt to Timothy Bradley after a controversial split decision victory for the challenger at Las Vegas' MGM Grand.

Pacquiao appeared to have done more than enough to take the decision, despite slowing down in the later stages, but was left stunned as two judges scored the bout 115-113 to the unbeaten Bradley and one handed the win to Pacquiao by the same score.

Defeat must now place the long-delayed but much-debated super-fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr in serious doubt.

The win improves Bradley's record to 29-0, with 12 knockouts, but there is sure to be considerable discussion about the manner of this result.

Pacquiao's entrance to the fight was delayed, with the Filipino reportedly using a treadmill working on tight calves.

When he did arrive, he started sluggishly in the opening round only to land three meaty lefts in the closing moments to apparently edge it.

Bradley was allowing too many lefts to land, but was working hard to keep himself in the game, landing decent right-hands in the second and third round.

Pacquiao nevertheless looked comfortable, boxing within himself but seemingly controlling the pace.

A pattern had started to emerge, with Bradley attempting to come out hard at the start of each round but Pacquiao finishing strongly and connecting with some considerable blows.

Bradley enjoyed his best moments of the fight in the last three rounds as Pacquiao's control waned a little and the challenger unleashed an array of punches in the 12th to close on a high.

When the judges returned their verdicts the crowd reacted angrily and began to jeer, while Pacquiao looked incredulous.

Negative reaction from the boxing world did not take long to filter out via Twitter.

Amir Khan, who has been rebuffed by Bradley in the past, was critical of the verdict but quick to offer himself as a potential opponent.

In a series of Tweets, he wrote: "What a robbery. Bradley did not win this fight. The crowd are booing while he's being interviewed.

"What a joke we had Manny winning by 5 rounds. Bradley how about you take the fight with me in December after I clean up the 140lbs weight.

"If Bradley wants it I'm ready, he turned me down twice. After I beat (Danny) Garcia I will offer Bradley the fight for the 3rd time."

Khan had previously been critical of the judging in his own defeat at the hands of Lamont Peterson in December.

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis also appeared unimpressed by the scoring.

He wrote: "Unbelievable! £PacBradley This is another stain on boxing. Even worse than my draw with Holyfield
 

Mayak

Imix Bad Man
the HBO announcers are so bias,this was pissin me off lastnight..


First of all Pac was fighting lazy the entire fight,he was waiting untill 1 min left in each round to stat throw his wild lil combo's tha had little effect. The Bradly dude was scoring with clean jabs the entire fight, and closed out the fight clearly winning the last 3 rounds..he did that all on a bad ankle that he twisted in the 4th.

Pac should of knocked Bradly out and left no doubt in the judges mind.


Pac is no contest for Floyd by the way..
 
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Gladiator

Guest
Pacman has shown all his weakness in his last two fights
 

DerMonger

Active member
I didn't watch the fight, but going in beforehand I knew there'd be some sort of uproar at the end.

Further proof of why the UFC has won me over, whereas boxing has become to me an old obsolete relic from yesteryear. Far less fights end up in the judges hands, more varied ways to end fights and decisions are more clear cut.

Comparing boxing to UFC for me is like comparing a 8 track player to an Ipad.
 

TOLOMB

Red Man
Knick you full of shit with that review.... Pacman handled Bradley the entire fight... Bradley had no power in his punches yet when Pac hit him he felt every one and the Compubox numbers proved that Pac beat that ass... Notice the first thing out his (Bradley) mouth was he got to review the tape to see if indeed he won the fight!!!! And it was no shit talking from his wheelchair in the post fight interview!!! Pacquiao handle the loss with class in the ring but EVERYONE knew a F***ING 115 -113 scoring from all three of them judges was utter bullshit!!!
 

ladyrastafari

Notchilous
this was the craziest shit ever... bradley was clearly getting the beat down.. even his own trainer was dropping f-bombs like crazy, basically telling him that he wasnt doin what he was trained to do and pacquiao was beatin his ass.. and then just like that bam, they come with this decision? i was like foh.. this is nuts
 

Mayak

Imix Bad Man
Knick you full of shit with that review.... Pacman handled Bradley the entire fight... Bradley had no power in his punches yet when Pac hit him he felt every one and the Compubox numbers proved that Pac beat that ass... Notice the first thing out his (Bradley) mouth was he got to review the tape to see if indeed he won the fight!!!! And it was no shit talking from his wheelchair in the post fight interview!!! Pacquiao handle the loss with class in the ring but EVERYONE knew a F***ING 115 -113 scoring from all three of them judges was utter bullshit!!!

what fight were u watching? u sound just like the bias HBO announcers .


The majority of Pac punches were wild glancing blows that was landing on Brandly gloves. Brandly on the other hand was scoring pretty clean jabs the entire fight..It all came down to how both fighters ended the fight, an Bradly clearly won the last 3 rounds.

u can't wait until there's 1 min left in each round to start throwing wild powershots and think u gunna trick the judges, the only people PAC was tricking is the crowd who ''wohh'' at all of his wild shots.
 

TOLOMB

Red Man
what fight were u watching? u sound just like the bias HBO announcers .


The majority of Pac punches were wild glancing blows that was landing on Brandly gloves. Brandly on the other hand was scoring pretty clean jabs the entire fight..It all came down to how both fighters ended the fight, an Bradly clearly won the last 3 rounds.

u can't wait until there's 1 min left in each round to start throwing wild powershots and think u gunna trick the judges, the only people PAC was tricking is the crowd who ''wohh'' at all of his wild shots.
So lets see how full of shit you are.....

1) Do you agree with all judges 115-113 scoring?
2) Say Bradley won the last 3 rounds (I'd give him the 11th) how do you score the the first 9?
3) Which Jabs connected with any major effect consistently from Bradley (name any round besides the 11th)
4) Who CONTROLLED the fight?
5) Who was in a wheel chair looking defeated?
6) The Compubox numbers say which fighter got the better of the other?

Answer those honestly Knick.
 
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Alpha Unit

Insurgent
This is all politics. If Pac won more pressure on Floyd. If Floyd lose then no belts in the US. Do they want to take that chance? You think the issues between Floyd and Pac fighting are legit? Say yes and check mih later fuh ah bess bridge ah sellin!!!
 

dedetriniking

Registered User
Didn't see the fight but from all my conversations it seems that PAC man won the fight. However i just a few minutes ago found out that bradley hurt his leg. that is significant because you cannot generate power in your punches if your leg is phucked up.
In any case this is just another black eye for boxing which has had many over the years.
 

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And yet.....

The WBO completed its review Wednesday of Timothy Bradley's controversial split-decision victory against Manny Pacquiao with its five-member international judging panel all scoring the fight for Pacquiao, even though the official result will stand.

Pacquiao told The Associated Press from the Philippines on Thursday that he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because "people may think I just usurped it."

Bradley's victory on June 9 instantly became one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history. While judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross both had Bradley winning 115-113, Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Pacquiao, who suffered his first defeat since 2005.

"My supporters shouldn't worry. We're going to get that title," said Pacquiao, who has the option of an immediate rematch with Bradley in his contract.

The HBO broadcasters and nearly every media member at ringside had Pacquiao winning. The crowd at the MGM Grand booed the decision heavily and there was fan outrage around the world from people believing Pacquiao clearly had won.

In the aftermath of the fight, WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, whose organization sanctioned the title match, said he would have five judges review the video of the bout. On Wednesday, the results of that review were released. The five judges, whom Valcarcel said are accomplished judges with world title experience -- but whose names were not disclosed -- scored the fight for Pacquiao, 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.

Valcarcel said the WBO has no authority to change the result. But given the outcome of the panel's review of the fight, he will order a rematch if Top Rank promoter Bob Arum declines to put on a second fight, or if Pacquiao opts not to exercise his rematch clause.

Top Rank and Pacquiao, however, simply could move on to another fight that just would not be for the WBO title.

"We can't change the result but we did this review for two reasons," Valcarcel told ESPN.com. "If they want to make a rematch, we will approve the rematch and if they don't, we will order one. Also, we wanted to show (the Nevada State Athletic Commission) that they could bring in other officials from outside of Nevada who can also do a fine job judging fights. It's good to have different officials."

Nevada generally selects officials from its own pool of in-state judges.

"We want to work together with Nevada and we think they should be open to other good officials from around the world," Valcarcel said. "But we are not questioning the honorability of the judges who scored the fight for Bradley. They are honest people. They are good officials, too, but I don't know what happened."

Valcarcel, who was ringside for the bout, said he scored it for Pacquiao, "but we have to respect the judges."

The five judges, whom Valcarcel said are accomplished judges with world title experience -- but whose names were not disclosed -- scored the fight for Pacquiao by scores of 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.


Pacquiao is due to return to the ring on Nov. 10 and after the fight, he said he wanted the rematch. Bradley also said he would like to fight Pacquiao, which would mean even more money than the career-high guarantee of $5 million he received. However, since the fight, Top Rank's talk of a rematch has cooled.

Arum, who promotes Pacquiao and Bradley but who also was outraged by the decision, was pleased with Valcarcel's review.

"Paco acted very responsibly," Arum said. "I think what they did was fine."

Arum, however, did not address the rematch.

"I'm not talking about it now," he said.

After the fight, Arum was so disgusted that he called for the Nevada Attorney General to investigate the scoring. Arum told ESPN.com that he met in his Las Vegas office Wednesday with a chief investigator and a deputy from the Nevada Attorney General's office.

"I think they will look into the whole situation, but I don't think there is any wrongdoing here and we can go on with our lives," he said.
Manny Pacquiao wins WBO review, wants Timothy Bradley rematch - ESPN
 
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