Manny Pacquiao loses decision

Was Pacquiao's Spilt Decision Loss a Result of Poor Judging or Something More Sinister?

6/10/12 in Boxing   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Jun. 9, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Timothy Bradley Jr (near) hits Manny Pacquiao during a welterweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
 
Manny Pacquiao loses a controversial pilt decision to Timothy Bradley

Maybe the judges for Saturday Night’s Pacquiao vs Bradley fight were upset because Manny made them wait for the Celtics/Heat game to be over, or maybe they were just Floyd Mayweather fans. Either way, there is no legitimate reason for anyone who witnessed last night’s fight to think that Timothy Bradley actually won three rounds, let alone the entire fight.
 
The vast majority of fight fans and experts alike believed that Pacquiao won the fight, and Compubox numbers seemed to agree, as Manny out-landed Bradley 253-159 in total punches, and landed 39 percent of his power punches to Bradley’s 19 percent.
 
So if everyone is in agreement that Pacquiao won that fight and the stats seem to back it up, what happened?
 
The consensus amongst fans posting on social media sites seemed to be that the fight was fixed and the judges had been bought. I am by no means a conspiracy theorist that questions every outcome, but there were a couple of things I noticed that seemed fishy.
 
Bradley’s Odds:
 
Timmothy Bradly opened at a little over a 4.5-1 dog against Pacquiao. Those odds struck me as weird the second I saw them. Pacquiao’s last opponent, Juan Manuel Marquez was a 10-1 underdog on many sites days before their fight.
 
Even Antonio Maragrito, who was bigger and hit harder than Bradley, was a 5-1 underdog days before the fight. A more appropriate line for the fight should have had Bradley as an 8-1 underdog, for two reasons. He was the smaller fighter moving up in weight and gamblers did not really know anything about him. Sports books will usually entice gamblers to bet an unknown by moving the odds in the bettors favor.
 
But for whatever reason that never happened, they opened low on Bradley and never moved the line higher. Could they have known something fishy was going to happen?
 
 
Line Movement:
 
 
The Bradley money line moved in his favor a few hours before the fight. Pacquiao was a 4.5-1 favorite earlier in the day and ended as less than a 4-1 favorite as the fight started. Sports books will move a line when bettors start to put a lot of money on something, and try to entice action the other way.
 
There must have been a lot of last minute money being put on Bradley.
 
Nobody really knows why the Judges scored the fight the way they did, and in all likelihood the bad decision was a product of poor judging criteria and knowledge about the sport. But what such an absurd decision does is call into question boxing's integrity and drive away fans.
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11/29/12   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

keppieboy wrote:
I have to agree I have no interest in watching boxing anymore.

Same here lol. 

11/29/12   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

Talk2J wrote:
Ever since Erik Morales whip Manny I knew Manny was not a strong fighter. Since I been on Faniq when Manny had no fan base not even a photo I knew he was not a real boxer. Manny needs to be ready 1st time round not cry for rematch. Bradley the winner exposed Manny in this fight, now Manny off roids cannot win a fight and really cannot not box.  The boxers off the show The Contender who won fights can fight Manny and win against Manny since he off roids.  If anybody got robbed it was all the boxers who fought Manny while Manny was on roids and Manny won those titles against these boxers on roids.  All the titles Manny won are fake/false yes Manny was exposed in the fight with Bradley.  People forget Bradley has an undefeated record world champ boxer.  Manny had all the exp./titles and could not KO Bradley, yes with all Manny exp./titles why he could not KO Bradley a real champ like wanna be Manny yall claim was to show why he champ with all the belts.  Bradley the true real champ went 12 rounds pound for pound with a supposed to be champ Manny.  Manny and all the others who have all the excuses in the world need to take Manny back to Fantasy Island ( the plane the plane) thats where his fake/ roid of a boxer needs to be, and see what Mr. York will help Manny and his fans fantasy about next and what to fantasy on what to say and write about.  People will take lies before hearing and knowing the truth. I do not care what to be said Bradley won for real stop crying get over it.  Now Manny cannot even take 40M what Floyd offered cause now he got to take less to get whip. Manny loss and boxing all the sudden is bad, lol.  Public Announcement: Manny since off roids was exposed in the fight with Bradley, Manny cannot win a fight off roids in my Adrian voice off Rocky 4 Manny (You can't win), now off roids. LOL

Manny was never on drugs for your info compared to Mayweather and other known boxers.  I have seen the fight and I have a strong belief that this was fixed.   Nevertheless, Manny  accepted his loss even though this was not the real score done.  SO Manny haters, what ever  you think,  you're entitled to it just like mine. 

6/14/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Wow you must really hate pacquiao. I think for anyone objective watching that fight the decision was a joke and I'm not really a pacquiao fan either.

6/13/12   |   Talk2J   |   150 respect

Ever since Erik Morales whip Manny I knew Manny was not a strong fighter. Since I been on Faniq when Manny had no fan base not even a photo I knew he was not a real boxer. Manny needs to be ready 1st time round not cry for rematch. Bradley the winner exposed Manny in this fight, now Manny off roids cannot win a fight and really cannot not box.  The boxers off the show The Contender who won fights can fight Manny and win against Manny since he off roids.  If anybody got robbed it was all the boxers who fought Manny while Manny was on roids and Manny won those titles against these boxers on roids.  All the titles Manny won are fake/false yes Manny was exposed in the fight with Bradley.  People forget Bradley has an undefeated record world champ boxer.  Manny had all the exp./titles and could not KO Bradley, yes with all Manny exp./titles why he could not KO Bradley a real champ like wanna be Manny yall claim was to show why he champ with all the belts.  Bradley the true real champ went 12 rounds pound for pound with a supposed to be champ Manny.  Manny and all the others who have all the excuses in the world need to take Manny back to Fantasy Island ( the plane the plane) thats where his fake/ roid of a boxer needs to be, and see what Mr. York will help Manny and his fans fantasy about next and what to fantasy on what to say and write about.  People will take lies before hearing and knowing the truth. I do not care what to be said Bradley won for real stop crying get over it.  Now Manny cannot even take 40M what Floyd offered cause now he got to take less to get whip. Manny loss and boxing all the sudden is bad, lol.  Public Announcement: Manny since off roids was exposed in the fight with Bradley, Manny cannot win a fight off roids in my Adrian voice off Rocky 4 Manny (You can't win), now off roids. LOL

6/12/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Yeah prices are getting absurd... it seems like boxing is doing everything in its power to drive people away

6/12/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

I can't believe people PAY FOR IT!

6/12/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

keppieboy wrote:
I have to agree I have no interest in watching boxing anymore.

Yeah I feel the same way.

6/11/12   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

derms33 wrote:
Boxing has always been fixed...if you don't knock a guy out, you are asking for trouble

I have to agree I have no interest in watching boxing anymore.

6/11/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Boxing has always been fixed...if you don't knock a guy out, you are asking for trouble