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Should Nevada investigate the Manny Pacquiao decision?

Fef 2012/06/12 20:18:01
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Boxing controversy? No! Really!? Shocker! Boxing fans need a knockout or they will argue about its outcome. And some would still argue about the outcome or legitimacy of the fight even with one boxer knocked unconscious. The LA Times discusses the pro/con of whether to launch a formal investigation into the outcome of the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley championship boxing match.
Writers from around the Tribune Co.will discuss Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in the WBO welterweight title fight Saturday night.

The best case that promoter Bob Arum makes in seeking answers regarding the judging of Duane Ford and C.J. Ross is that the same type of officiating accountability exists in major sports.

Nevada should feel embarrassed that veteran judge Ford not only joined Ross in giving Bradley a 115-113 edge, but told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Bradley gave Pacquiao “a boxing lesson.”

Launching an official review is the best way to hammer home the point to the masses who dispute the scoring: Judges, that’s unacceptable.


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  • C. C. Rider 2012/06/12 20:34:50
    Investigate Boxing Match
    C. C. Rider
    +5
    YES, the decision was wrong. How they came up with that I have no idea. HE had to be "Punch drunk" !!!

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  • prosperhappily 2012/06/13 16:38:57
    Investigate Boxing Match
    prosperhappily
    Harry Reid seems to think so. And, I half agree with him.

    The Nevada state athletic commission should investigate. The Feds have much more important things to do than judging boxing matches.
  • unclepat 2012/06/12 21:40:35
    Investigate Boxing Match
    unclepat
    +1
    When even those who picked Bradley to win say that he had his ARSE handed to him, then it's time to look into any money trails leading away from that fight. And the lords of boxing still can't see why MMA is the way to go! Sheeeesh...
  • Huki68 2012/06/12 20:55:06
    Don't Investigate Boxing Match
    Huki68
    If we start doing this things... Wait what will happen next... We always have to have something to investigate, to complaint about...
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/12 20:35:18
    Investigate Boxing Match
    sockpuppet
    +2
    There's no way the thing could have been scored close, even in Pacquiao's favor...
    he was WAY out in the lead! But to have ALL THREE of these people call it --not only close-- but for Bradley...!

    It's like science fiction. What the heck were they watching? It's literally unbelievable.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/06/12 20:34:50
    Investigate Boxing Match
    C. C. Rider
    +5
    YES, the decision was wrong. How they came up with that I have no idea. HE had to be "Punch drunk" !!!
  • prosper... C. C. R... 2012/06/13 16:40:23
    prosperhappily
    +1
    If by "Punch drunk" you mean "paid off" I agree.
  • C. C. R... prosper... 2012/06/16 14:14:17
  • Gregaj7 2012/06/12 20:32:01
    Investigate Boxing Match
    Gregaj7
    +1
    I do consider that a bit like the Fox investigating the Weasel. I also don't expect anything to change.
    The main lesson that Bradley taught Manny is that Manny should aim for the KO, and nothing less.
  • Stryder Gregaj7 2012/06/12 21:21:44
    Stryder
    +1
    I'll bet if he had a do-over he wouldn't cruise the last couple of rounds like he did. He seemed satisfied to just get through them without being as aggressive as he was through the earlier rounds.
  • Gregaj7 Stryder 2012/06/12 22:38:42
    Gregaj7
    +1
    That's what I've heard.
  • Stryder 2012/06/12 20:30:13
    Investigate Boxing Match
    Stryder
    +1
    Absolutely, they should. If I was a pro boxer, I'd be reluctant to fight in Nevada.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/06/12 20:27:27
    Investigate Boxing Match
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    No question about it. Pacquiao kicked Bradley's ass in that fight. It wasn't even close.
  • Stryder TheTrut... 2012/06/12 20:32:37
    Stryder
    +3
    Nope. I hope both judges are banned.
  • sockpuppet Stryder 2012/06/12 20:37:26
    sockpuppet
    +2
    All three judges... even the one who went with Pacquiao had it way too close, in my opinion.
  • Stryder sockpuppet 2012/06/12 21:19:44
    Stryder
    +2
    Good point. Maybe he was the token Manny vote.
  • sockpuppet Stryder 2012/06/12 21:30:51
    sockpuppet
    +1
    What a bizarre thing this was. Haven't been this surprised since the OJ Simpson verdict.
  • Stryder sockpuppet 2012/06/13 00:30:50
    Stryder
    +1
    Interesting analogy. LOL!
  • TheTrut... Stryder 2012/06/13 20:44:54
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    I'm fine with that as well.
  • Stryder TheTrut... 2012/06/13 21:02:44
    Stryder
    +1
    I read today that the WBC is investigating it now. It'll be interesting to see what comes of that. (if anything)
  • TheTrut... Stryder 2012/06/14 06:41:34
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    At the very least, there should be a rematch with different judges.
  • Stryder TheTrut... 2012/06/14 11:29:30
    Stryder
    +1
    There's supposed to be a rematch this November. I'm sure they'll use different judges.
  • TheTrut... Stryder 2012/06/17 07:11:17
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    They damn well better use different judges. LOL
  • none 2012/06/12 20:26:55
    Investigate Boxing Match
    none
    +3
    Pacquiao was robbed, no doubt about it.
  • Sinpac 2012/06/12 20:25:21
    Don't Investigate Boxing Match
    Sinpac
    +1
    Rematch + pay per view = big money this was all planned hell the rematch is already set. Is it boxing or WWF
  • sockpuppet Sinpac 2012/06/12 20:39:14
    sockpuppet
    They won't be getting a lot of pay-per-view customers for it. People are MAD. It sure as hell isn't 'wrestling' and we want to keep it that way.
  • Sinpac sockpuppet 2012/06/12 20:47:35
    Sinpac
    +1
    Damn straight there SP!
  • prosper... sockpuppet 2012/06/12 22:24:43
    prosperhappily
    It has about as much integrity as pro-wrestling.
  • sockpuppet prosper... 2012/06/12 23:10:22
    sockpuppet
    This particular decision did... and a few others I've seen. But the game itself is on the up-and-up. The Nevada Attorney General's decision could salvage the whole thing, but they really need to have a look at their judging system.
  • prosper... sockpuppet 2012/06/13 01:03:28
    prosperhappily
    Maybe you're closer to it than I am.

    My impression, based on seeing several outrageous decisions & the whole alphabet soup mess, is that there's just no reason to watch it anymore.

    Bring it back to something like 8-10 weight divisions and 1 champ per division and I might consider following again. Well, okay, I'd also want to see Judges who make outrageous decisions sanctioned.

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