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Monday, 11 June 2012

Pacquiao Vs Bradley Was The Fix In

Pacquiao Vs Bradley Was The Fix In - Boxing fans and pundits around the world expressed shock over the result of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight that took place on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Bradley was awarded a split decision victory in a fight that most observers felt Pacquiao won handily.

Messages of outrage flooded social media following the Pacquiao-Bradley decision. Boxing analysts, pro athletes, celebrities and even Filipino politicians all had something to say about the fight, almost all of it in favour of Pac-Man.

The result also gave rise to plenty of conspiracy theories. More than a few people commented that they thought the fix was in. Others noted that the result could mark the beginning of the end for the sport of boxing.

Here is a sample of what people are saying about the Pacquiao-Bradley fight

Promoter Bob Arum was outraged by the result. According to ESPN, Arum had to this to say after the fight:

“Something like this is so outlandish, it’s a death knell for the sport. This is f—— nuts. I have both guys, and I’ll make a lot of money in the rematch, but it’s ridiculous. You have these old f—- who don’t know what the hell they’re looking at. It’s incompetence. Nobody who knows anything about boxing could have Bradley ahead in the fight.”

Arum also claimed Bradley himself thought he lost: “I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, ‘I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.’”