“Boxing Sucks!” is a statement heard all over after judges awarded Tim Bradley the WBO Welterweight title removing it from Manny Pacquiao’s possession.
Pacquiao along with thousands of spectators were stunned by the decision. Bradley apparently didn’t even realized he won.
According to Compubox statistics, Pacquiao landed 253 punches to 159 for Bradley. Pacman also connected more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.
Bob Arum, who promoted both fighters told reporters, “I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight.”
He claims he went over to Bradley before the decision and Bradley said, “I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.”
Many believe that the fight was fixed in order to set up another multimillion dollar rematch between the fighters.
Before the fight, Bradley allegedly printed out a poster showing a November 10 rematch which could only happen if Pacquiao was defeated.
Some of the comments in Twitter-sphere were of disgust and disappointment for the sport of boxing.
Here are a few of the comments about the fight:
“These boxing judges are blind… Unbelievable!!”
“Know what I’ll be doing on Nov. 10th? Absolutely anything other than dropping $60 on a fixed sport.”
“I love boxing and I love my hometown of Palm Springs but this is just dumb.”
“I lost all the respect I had for boxing…”
“So boxing needed a new storyline with Mayweather in the slammer, and now they’ve got one.”
Did you watch the fight? What do you think of the judges decision?