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Larry Brown Sports:
Saturday’s split decision victory for Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao was one of the worst decisions boxing has seen in a long time. The stats, the viewers, and the damage all told the same story: Pac Man beat Bradley convincingly. Sure, there were plenty of rounds that were close, but there weren’t enough for Manny to have lost. Heck, even Bradley seemed surprised he had won.
Asked after the fight if he felt he won, Bradley expressed skepticism.
“Every round was pretty close. I got to go home and view the tape and see if I really won,” he said.
He apparently wasn’t the only one from his corner who was stunned. According to SI’s Chris Mannix, promoter Bob Arum said that Bradley’s manager had it 8 rounds to 4 in favor of Pacquiao.
Let’s add things up for a second: Pacquiao felt he won, everyone watching thought Pacquiao won, Bradley’s manager thought Pacquiao won, and Bradley wasn’t even convinced he had won the fight. That all being the case, how on earth could Bradley have ...
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Timothy Bradley's win over Manny Pacquiao was so controversial that a betting site in Ireland, called Paddy Power, decided to refund money to those who bet on Pac-man to win.
Manny Pacquiao has a lot of supporters aching for a rematch after his controversial loss to Timothy Bradley. The latest to join the forefront: Pacquiao's mother. While Dionisia Pacquiao had often asked her son to leave boxing, she says for once she can't wait to see him get back in the ring. "I want all of Manny's fans to know there will be a revenge and that he...
Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten in 15 straight fights dating back to 2005, looked to be well on his way to retaining his WBO welterweight title in a fight against unbeaten challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. on Saturday night. That is, until the judges had their say. In a stunning turn of events, the judges handed Bradley the victory in a split decision, despite nearly every statistic and pair...
Saturday night, Timothy Bradley earned an extremely controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Noticeably missing from the HBO broadcast was the venerable Larry Merchant, who TQBR had a chance to speak to early Monday evening and learn his thoughts.
Thanks for talking to us, Larry. Obviously, we had a very controversial result this...
Filipinos expressed shock and some wept Sunday after Manny Pacquiao's loss to undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley in a close Las Vegas bout.
Pacquiao's defeat by split decision late-Saturday at the MGM Grand arena ended his impressive seven-year unbeaten run that turned him into a wealthy boxing superstar and a national hero in impoverished Philippines.
LAS VEGAS—Famous athletes are known for having their favorite players and teams in other sports. Some such as current welterweight camp Manny Pacquiao can take their fandom to a whole other level.
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All it takes it one punch.
Randall Bailey, trailing on all three ringside scorecards, landed a huge right uppercut to stop Mike Jones in the 11th round Saturday night and win a piece of the 147-pound title.
Bailey, who dropped Jones the round earlier with a right hand, put him down late in the 11th and referee Tony Weeks waved the fight to a close at 2:52 of the round as Jones struggled to get off the canvas...
Manny Pacquiao tried to turn his welterweight title fight with
Timothy Bradley into a brawl, but it was Bradley who won a split
decision to end a remarkable run by the Filipino fighter.
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As i sit down and write this, I am still in disbelief about what happened last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. A part of me says that it is karma that ultimately got Manny Pacquaio back in a fight in which he undoubtedly won. Karma from a controversial decision win over nemesis Juan [...]
Why such results?
1. David Stern style.
2. UFC and Boxing are merging.
3. Team Money.
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