Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrities' Take on Bradley-Pacquiao Bout

In what most boxing analysts and boxing fans are calling a highly questionable, bogus and absolutely befuddling, dubious, ridiculous decision by judges in Nevada, Timothy Bradley won a split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sadly, Pacman's 15-fight winning streak came to a very controversial end.
Pacquiao Vs. Bradley
In other words, the judges of Pacquiao-Bradley bout just pronounced that boxing is dead.  I also think those judges need immediate drug testing. They have officially killed boxing.  Although dubious decisions happen all the time in boxing, I believe boxing needs changes now. I think the WWF has more sport in it than boxing, dontcha think?

What do I have to say about the Pacman-Bradley fight? One word.... Robbery! Oh, let's make it two words... flat-out robbery! I watched the fight and I know that I’m no expert on the art of boxing, but this one was too rigged… unbelievable, rigged results. As for me, Bradley "won" a title, Pacman won the fight!

Celebrities and athletes blurted out their emotions on Twitter to comment on this controversial decision, prolly the biggest upset in boxing history.




The CompuBox statistics favored Pacquiao, who landed more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds. Pacquiao landed 253 of 751 punches (34 percent), while Bradley landed 159 of 839 (19 percent). Pacquiao also landed 82 more power shots (190-108). Judge Jerry Roth (115-113) awarded the fight to Pacquiao while CJ Ross (115-113) and Duane Ford (115-113) gave it to the American, but the crowd responded with boos after 12 rounds.

People watched in disbelief and the controversial split decision was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd.

"I accept what the result is," Pacquiao said. "I respect the judges, I cannot blame them. It is a part of the game. I give thanks to the Lord. I do my best but my best wasn't good enough."

The last part sounds like the lovesong. LOL And Bradley can sing a song for Maia to the tune of "Call Me Maybe."

"Hey I just met you, and this is crazy. My name is BRADLEY, so hug me MANNY!"

More tweets here from celebrities who aired their disgust over Manny Pacquiao's shocking and stunning loss:

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis tweeted: "Unbelievable! #PacBradley This is another stain on boxing. Even worse than my draw with Holyfield! #Disgraceful."

@AmirKingKhan: What a joke we had manny winning by 5 rounds. Bradley how about you take the fight with me in December.

"I have the best eye doctor, if the judges go to LA, I will pay for their eye exam," Bob Arum, Top Rank's promoter said. "I've never been ashamed to be part of boxing as I am tonight."

Nelly: - Did this man just say he got to see if he won the fight????even he thought he lost!!!lol”"sheeeshh!!

Reggie Bush  - I can’t believe that decision! One of the biggest upsets in boxing history!!!!!

Shaq – I watched allota fights but that decision was some bs. I wanna see pacqiou vs mayweather I spelled PAC mans name wrong so what lol

Marlon Wayans – I’m protesting boxing Til this is fixed! Do not support this bullshit sport until this is fixed! This is a disrespect to the art.  Dear Bradley if you are half a man u’d knock on Manny Pacquiao’s dressing room and fork over them belts. This shir Bob Arum pulled made Don King say “this is unapostrophied ludicrispiness”!

 Busta Rhymes (@BusaBusss): "BRADLEY U CAN'T SLEEP 2NIGHT THE FEEDBACK IS OVERWHELMING ISN'T IT? THE WORLD KNOWS U LOST. DO THE RIGHT THING & GIVE THAT BELT 2 PACMAN!!!"

Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars): "Pac man 4 life."

Jessica Sanchez (@JSanchezAI11): "Congrats to the new winner but I'm still really upset about the results :("

 Nick Carter (@nickcarter) sa pagkatalo ni Pacquiao: "I think I may never take boxing seriously after tonight. Manny pacquiao won that fight! Sad day for boxing, I think we should protest!"

 Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry): "YOU'VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!! PACQUAIO TOTALLY OWNED THAT FIGHT!!!"

 There were also tweets from local showbiz personalities. 

 (@sharon_cuneta12): "MANNY WON. THAT'S MY HUMBLE OPINION. PERIOD."

Sen. Kiko Pangilinan (@kikopangilinan): "Bradley got beat up good by Manny while Manny simply got roughed up a bit. So how did Bradley win?"

From TV host, Christine Babao (@ChristineBBabao): "#Pacman believes he won. He should have won."

Ely Buendia (@elybuendia9000): "I didn’t even watch the fight and I KNOW Manny won."

 Tim Yap (@officialTimYAP) "Sometimes in a "cooking” show, you don't always get what you want. Pacquiao is still our champion. Hugs to Manny&Jinkee! #PacBradley."

Pinoy Big Brother host Robi Domingo (@robertmarion): "This boxing match is absolutely nonsense. Bradley didn't throw punches, he didn't box... he wrestled Pacquiao."

Marc Nelson (@QuickOffTheMarc) "my opinion. It was a tough fight & close. I still think manny won. That being said, props to Bradley for a gr8 fight. Fault is the judges."

Ogie Alcasid (@ogiealcasid): "I am still amazed at the sight of Manny praising God in defeat. He is a man of grace.

And there are more tweets... So much rage on my timeline with everyone tweeting Pacman was robbed. Even the Kardashians are fuming. :)

Oh well, I guess the calmest person in this maelstrom was none other than Manny Pacquiao. He handled the loss with great dignity and class and I admire him for that.

What are your thoughts about this, guys? Do you think Manny Pacquiao got robbed point blank? Was that a Mafia thingy?  Is it just all about the money that they can make from a rematch? Do you think it's his own fault for slowing down, not knocking him out and letting Bradley look better? 

Hoh well...

Lemme know.



 


10 comments:

  1. I haven't seen the match, even a single round of it. Now I wish to see a replay.

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