Who do you think won the Timothy Bradley Jr. / Manny Pacquiao Bout?
Apache 2012/06/10 17:31:39
A split decision victory over the reigning world champ?
Pacquiao landed 94 more punches than Bradley according to CompuBox, but
it was not enough as the judges stunningly awarded a split-decision win
to Bradley, who lifted the World Boxing Organization welterweight title
from Pacquiao with the victory.
Judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford had it for Bradley, 115-113. Jerry Roth
had it for Pacquiao, 115-113. Bradley won the final round on all three
cards which pulled out the bout for him.
Pacquiao was shocked by the verdict!
"I do my best and I guess my best wasn't good enough," Pacquiao said.
"I've been watching the tapes of his fights. Tonight, he never hurt me.
Most of his punches hit my arms. I don't know what happened [with the
scoring]. I have no problem. I'll be ready for the rematch. No doubt [I
won the fight.]"
"Can you believe that?" promoter Bob Arum said. "I had it 10-2! After I
got into the ring after the fight, I went over to Bradley and said 'You
did very well.' He said, 'I tried hard, but I couldn't beat the guy.'
This is crazy. You talk about killing boxing? All three scorecards you
Yahoo! Sports scored it 117-111 for Pacquiao, the same margin as Tim
Dahlberg of the Associated Press and Steve Carp of the Las Vegas
Review-Journal. Dan Rafael of ESPN had it 118-110 for Pacquiao. HBO's
Harold Lederman had it 119-109, or 11 rounds to one, for Pacquiao.
Pacquiao landed 253 of 751 punches, a connect rate of 34 percent.
Bradley landed 159 of 839, a connect rate of just 19 percent. On top of
that, Pacquiao seemed to land the more powerful shots.
"He's a beast," Bradley said, while admitting Pacquiao hurt him several times with the left.
Bradley landed clean shots, but wasn't able to back Pacquiao up.
Pacquiao said he respected the decision, but felt he won the fight.
From the look on Bradley's face at the end of the bout, it appeared he felt the same way.
I myself have always been a big boxing fan, and after watching the fight, I firmly believe that Manny Pacquiao won the fight.
Now, who do you think won the fight?
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