Did you catch the Manny Pacquiao v. Timothy Bradley fight this weekend? The fight in which Pacquiao landed over 80 more power punches than Bradley, won 11 of 12 rounds on most scorecards, and then lost the bout in a controversial split decision?
Manny Pacquiao’s first words after losing the fight: “That’s why we love boxing…” Really, Pac-Man? Is it? We love to see fraudulent decisions? I think not. Let’s take it a step further. Two weeks before this scheduled bout, the promoters announced that any rematch would take place on November 12th. Seriously.
If they’re going to feed us BS, they should at least be smart enough to sprinkle it on, as opposed to marinate it for two weeks before these dudes ever touched gloves. The stank is unmistakable–and it’s wrapped in a pretty package labeled corruption. Where this corruption is rooted…? Well. After seeing Saturday night’s debacle, you could argue that it is rampant, and that everyone was involved. Including Manny and Timmy.
Personally, I lean toward the judges. I have little doubt that their pockets were lined with a legal tender that would afford an increased luxury. But where it came from?
Consider the lucrative nature of another fight. That’s why it needed to be surrounded in controversy. Everyone who watched this fight believed that Pacquiao won it. If the decision rang true, it would have been a rematch (the date already set) that nobody wanted to see. Now, with the injustice, and the mighty army of Pacquiao supporters, it’s a wrong that needs to be righted.
I’m so thankful it’s an Olympic summer–it’ll be nice to watch some real boxers box it out for pride, passion and country.
But before I close. I’m calling for a boycott of the rematch. Don’t order the fight on PPV, don’t chat about it on Facebook and Twitter. None of this crap will change so long as they think people will drink it up, and shell out their hard eared bucks to view a sham.