US Senators looking into Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight results

Now that they botched the Roger Clemens investigation, the government sets its eyes on boxing

6/19/12 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Jun. 9, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Manny Pacquiao (right) against Timothy Bradley Jr during a welterweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRENow that federal prosecutors completely failed to nail Roger Clemens on any charges whatsoever, the government is shifting its gaze onto the next hot topic in sports, the problem of corruption in boxing.

After the ridiculous decision that named Timothy Bradley the winner over Manny Pacquiao in their recent fight, many people are outraged at the seemingly fixed outcomes and shoddy judging.

A few of those people happen to be in the United States Senate, including former Naval Academy boxer John McCain and former middleweight (and current Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid.

McCain and Reid are now pushing for a national commission that would oversee the sport of boxing, and hopefully prevent absurd outcomes like the one in the Pacquiao-Bradley fight.

Do you think a federal commission would actually work, and bring integrity to the sport? Or would it still be the same old mess that we've grown to tolerate?

The bigger question: Could a federal commission finally force Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to fight each other? That's really all I care about at this point.
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9/17/13   |   ashish9977603893

I know a lot of the casual boxing fans don't know this, but Tim Bradley is a great fighter. I'm not even sure I need to see the Mayweather fight as badly. If Pac-man cannot get a decision against Bradley, then we all know he'd never get one against Mayweather.

6/19/12   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Weird that Clemens got off....   I guess for some goofball reason his positive steroid test wasn't allowed to be presented as evidence?

6/19/12   |   Tiger_Pride2   |   3287 respect

I know a lot of the casual boxing fans don't know this, but Tim Bradley is a great fighter. I'm not even sure I need to see the Mayweather fight as badly. If Pac-man cannot get a decision against Bradley, then we all know he'd never get one against Mayweather.

6/19/12   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

I don't know.  Living in Canada, when the Gov't announces they are launching an investigation into anything, we pretty much know that means some kind of a tax increase, and no "good" results from the investigation.  After all, they created a Gun Registry program which ended up being a joke and cost millions of dollars.  

The fact that the two gentlemen are former boxers might mean it will work, but I'm not holding my breath.