Sunday, June 10, 2012


Judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Pacquiao, but judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford each scored it 115-113 for Bradley. We scored it 115-112 for Pacquiao. Since our score doesn't stand a chance with WBO and Judge Jerry Roth's not in the majority Bradley won the WBO welterweight belt and $5million USD.
Fight day: Timothy Bradley had youth and confidence on his side. Manny Pacquiao possesses power and speed in abundance. Pacquiao made good use of his skills to pound Bradley, but he couldn’t convince two of the judges at ring side that he did enough to win.

Before a stunned crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night a surprised Bradley scored victory in a 12-round split decision . Floyd Mayweather, Jr. screamed blue murder from his jail cell!.
It looked like Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) was on his way to a bounce-back performance for Pacquiao before the scorecards were read. He appeared to have lost the zip on his fastball in controversial decision against Juan Manuel Marquez last Nov. 12. Pacquiao wasn’t spectacular against Bradley, but then he didn’t need to be. Instead he was workmanlike in taking apart Bradley

It's like some power somewhere didn't want the Zero Loss status on Bradley's profile (29-0, 12 KO) cancelled!

The fight got off to a late start as Pacquiao had to run on the treadmill to loosen up his calf muscles before getting gloved up.    He had complained of cramping in his legs during his last two fights against Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Neither man had airtight defense. Pacquiao was able to sneak in a quick left right combination down the middle in the first two rounds. But it didn’t seem to bother Bradley that much. Bradley seemed more interested in trying to earn Pacquiao’s respect through the first few rounds than landing anything telling. Bradley was trying to work the body and maul Pacquiao, who did everything he could to keep Bradley from head butting him.

Pacquiao opened up a blistering barrage of combinations that stunned and wobbled Bradley late in the fourth round. But he couldn’t put Bradley on the canvas.  Bradley closed the round by landing a sharp left to Pacquiao’s chin, an indication that he was still in the fight.

By the sixth round Pacquiao had shifted into stalker mode. He was walking down Bradley, who had slowed down, and he was looking to land any straight shots down the middle. Bradley wasn’t throwing enough to dissuade Pacquiao of that notion. It looked like his plan to counter punch, something he had taken from tapes of Juan Manuel Marquez’ fights against Pacquiao, had been shelved.

Pacquiao’s speed and power were too much for Bradley. Before the fight those were the two things that Bradley said he didn’t fear about Pacquiao. But as the fight wore on, those were the two things that worked to his undoing. 
Pacquiao irrespective of his real life challenges and losing the fight to Bradley, tonight is the people's champion!

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