Posted: 6/10/2012 4:54:04 PM
I don't even know where to start
breaking this down. Pacquiao came out and executed his game plan. No, he
didn't knock Bradley out, but he won almost every round and clearly was
the aggressor throughout the fight.
Both fighters were classy in
victory and defeat, but when asked on a couple occasions post-fight by
Max Kellerman if he thought he had won the fight, Bradley stated he
would have to go back and watch the tape. That's pretty telling.
is an outstanding fighter, but he was completely outclassed from start
to finish and couldn't handle Pacquiao's speed, accuracy or power. He
was able to answer back at times, but Pacquiao was never bothered or
troubled by Bradley and his lack of power. I simply don't understand if
the judges were even watching the same fight.
Now we get the
aftermath, and probably a November rematch which shouldn't upset Top
Rank boss Bob Arum too much. Incidentally, after the fight Arum claimed he had scored the fight 10 rounds to two for Pacquiao.
improved to 29-0 with the win, while Pacquiao fell to 54-4-2. It was
Pacquiao's first loss in seven years, his last coming by way of decision
to Erik Morales March 2005 in what was one of the best fights of the
Saturday night's fight was not a classic. In fact, I
wouldn't be interested in seeing a rematch considering how lopsided the
first was. Desert Storm is a good fighter, but Pac-Man is a great
fighter and showed how much better he was.
The decision is just another in a long line of examples that shows why boxing is waning in popularity. It was highway robbery.
Bradley is a good guy and fought a courageous fight, but he didn't come
close to gaining victory. The ruling from the judges was absolutely
wrong and will not be forgotten for a long, long time.