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Now that we've had a few days to digest the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley decision, some of the initial outrage has subsided. Note that the operative word in that sentence is some.The world is still spinning, the sun still shining. Boxing isn't dead, this too shall pass, and whatever other cliches you want to throw in here still apply. It doesn't change the fact that many people are still pissed off about that startling split decision verdict for Bradley. Lots of them paid good money to watch and are now experiencing something called buyer's remorse. I feel bad for all of them.With time to organize my thoughts, I've come to the conclusion that the effects of the decision branch out in lots of different directions. The sport will survive, as it always does, but that doesn't mean it will do so without dealing with all the ways that Pacquiao-Bradley sucked. Here, in approximately descending order, are my top five:
1. Effective aggression is dead (at least in...
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Timothy Bradley says he's received plenty of death threats since winning a controversial decision against Manny Pacquiao.
The boxing world is still in an uproar over Timothy Bradley’s controversial win over Manny Pacquiao. While many believe that Pacquiao was robbed by the decision, one of the judges believes that people just don’t understand how fights are judged.
Duane Ford, one of two judges that scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Bradley, spoke to Yahoo! Sports to explain the way he saw the...
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a big problem in MMA and it is slowly making an entrance into the world of Boxing. At this point in time a majority of boxers have no clue what TRT is and it makes sense. Old school trainers and their no non-sense approach to training see many fighters train the [...]
Boxer Timothy Bradley tweeted a picture featuring a poster of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, which is likely to happen after the controversial decision Saturday night that gave Bradley the victory. The only problem: Bradley tweeted out this picture on May 29th, almost a full two weeks before the first fight happened.
So, did Bradley know something?
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Fight Means Rankings Update Time
What a weekend it has been. Pacquiao certainly looked as if he had thoroughly controlled Timothy Bradley, but guess what? The judges didn't seem to agree with the rest of the human world. Either way, with the Pacquiao vs. Bradley results in and the controversy still raging, it's time to go back to the rankings...
Say you're a cheery, upbeat type and you want to look on the bright side of the embarrassing outcome in Las Vegas Saturday night, when two judges dumbfounded the world by awarding a decision victory to Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao. It won't be all bad for business, you might say, and you might be right. Pacquiao is one of boxing's two true megastars, but Bradley...
G- Unit and Money Team reprezent. Curtis Jackson (better know as 50 Cent) was one of many people of interest seen tweeting about the the Pacquiao vs. Bradley aftermath last night.
The fight may be over but the internet still remains abuzz from what could very well go down as the most controversial decision in combat sports history. When Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley finished...
One of boxing's major sanctioning bodies will review Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be ''clarity'' in the judging of the fight.
WBO President Francisco ''Paco'' Valcarcel said in a statement Wednesday that the WBO's championship committee...
Bob Arum, Chairman and CEO of Top Rank, said today that he has submitted a formal request to the Nevada Attorney General’s office for a full and complete inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the scoring of Saturday’s WBO welterweight championship fight between defending champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley. The Pacquiao-Bradley welterweight title...
I remember boxing. I remember 1986, when I rooted for Marvin Hagler, only to see him lose a 12-round classic to Sugar Ray Leonard. I remember being at a house party ten years later, when Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield came to blows after Tyson had taken a chunk out of Holyfield’s ear… twice. It [...]
Timothy Bradley won a split decision Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao. I didn’t watch the fight, but only caught the highlights and replays. That said, you don’t have to be a boxing aficionado to realize that this outcome smells like sh*t. The result has been universally scoffed at by pundits, promoters and pretty much everyone who watched the...
The Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley match this weekend stirred controversy in the world of boxing after Pacquiao lost the bout 115-113 in a split decision — It’s hard to believe anything that goes on in Boxing these days — WWE has more CRED at this point. -TO
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Greetings and welcome to the latest edition of The Morning After. Shocked. Surprised. In awe. That happened after Michael Buffer announced the decision. Considering the statistics, conversations and observations all across the timelines, Timothy Bradley, Jr. remains undefeated. When the winner himself says that he himself was not sure and wanted to watch tape, something [...]
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This was not a good weekend to be a sports fan.
The near-certain first Triple Crown in more than a generation was denied by a last-moment injury to Kentucky Derby and Preakness champ I’ll Have Another, leaving one with the impression that horse racing is continuing to head down a path where the sport itself will soon be as dead as Barbaro. (In the thoughts of some, it smelled...