Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
More often than a sunny day in San Diego, there seems to be unimaginable mistakes in sports judging. Boxing has to be among the most ridiculous with mistakes that could only expect the questions and controversy surrounding proposed “fixed fights”. Most recently the general public, sports commentators, and boxing enthusiast have a new fight to gripe about. Saturday the 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada, there is talk of a robbery… a good ol’ fashioned boxing fix! Something that would make Don King himself proud! After reviewing the fight once, twice, several times, and viewing the compu-strike numbers, it would be hard to believe how one could give the fight to Bradley. Bradley was more than a game opponent staying in the fight till the bitter end. However he was out punched and most significantly in the power punch department it would be hard to see anything other than a Pacquiao victory.
Viewed as an attempt to create a lucrative rematch or to potentially derail future fights between Mayweather and Pacquiao, boxing may need publicity but this should not be it’s approach. With no ways to turn back the hands of time Pacquiao remained humble and eager to prove himself in a rematch. Vowing to take it out of the judges hands. Bradley on the other hand was confident some time after the judges announced him the winner. Although it is said that he told his boss Bob Arum, “I did everything I could, I just couldn’t beat the guy”. He went on later to state that, “He always felt confident that he won the fight.”. Bradley has a promising future in boxing, but he cannot be happy with this victory. Fights that end in controversy suck. Especially when the numbers come up strongly against you. Pacquiao may be knocked out of a dream fight with money Mayweather, on the account that Mayweather will have an even more valid excuse to avoid the fight. Being that Floyd currently sits behind bars, it leaves more than enough time for Pacquiao and Bradley to settle their rematch before Mayweather can crash their party. As in most of our sports articles we regretfully state the obvious… who loses out the most? The answer is always the same, the fans