By Charlie Knoxville
Timothy Bradley didn’t win that fight. I can’t believe there are people saying the fight was close and saying watch it without the biased HBO commentary. I watched it on the Top Rank stream and if you want to talk “BIAS”, talk about Brian Kenny giving the fight to Tim Bradley, what fight was he watching? It was like Kenny was given a script ahead of time of what to say and didn’t even bother watching the same fight.
When you watch the fight closely, Pacquiao is unorthodox and he is off balance a lot, but while being off balance he is able to evade and block punches and land his own. When does looking pretty have to do with the boxing skill of a person? All that matters is you slip, block, and land, the way you look doing it should have no affect on the judges score card. So if Pacquiao looked unorthodox it meant he was getting schooled? Bradley tried to trade blows and couldn’t land anything significant at all and Pacquiao landed the majority of flush shots. The only rounds I could give Bradley were maybe the later rounds both guys didn’t do much in those rounds, in my view, the challenger has to take it to the champion, and the only one who fought like the challenger was Manny Pacquiao.
You have to praise Manny Pacquiao because this guy is the champion and the money guy but he is ALWAYS pressing the action like he has to win the fight because he always wants to give the fight fans a good show. When I watched boxing growing up, I always remember the challengers being the ones who came in hungry to dethrone the champion, but I guess all you have to do now is run and jab at the air and you can be considered a “Ring General” in the eyes of judge’s like Duane Ford who claims Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson. This guy Duane Ford is a bit wishy washy because if that were the case why didn’t he give the fight to Shane Mosley when he made Pacquiao miss? Duane Ford was one of the judges for the Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight and he scored that fight wide 120-107 in favor of Pacquiao. Bradley fought in a very similar fashion he was moving back while jabbing the air and throwing an occasional flurry while Pacquiao chased him down like he chased Mosley, why would Ford give Bradley the win but not give Mosley many rounds against Pacquiao? Bradley fought similar and he praised him for giving Pacquiao a boxing lesson but when Mosley did it he doesn’t even win a round? Duane Ford’s judging is very questionable. Boxing needs better judges because it’s losing it’s credibility when something so blatant like this happens. This was one of the worst robberies in the history of boxing, I am greatly disgusted with what just happened.
I think the Nevada State Athletic Commission should do what is MORALLY right just like what the New Jersey Commission did when Erislandy Lara was denied a victory over Paul Williams after he clearly dominated the fight, and suspend the judges for being incompetent:
Following the Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara bout the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board conducted a full review with all three judges and although they did not find any evidence of fraud or intentional wrongdoing, they did suspend all three judges indefinitely pending additional training. (Source)
Video highlight of Pacquiao-Bradley I guess the ability to take punishment while moving back equals schooling
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