Manny Pacquiao vs Bradley fight fiasco seems to have badly disappointed boxing fans who are demanding that someone like Why Dana White should take over boxing
Boxing fans are a disappointed lot for the last few days. They say that following Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley fight and the farce in the form of Bradley being declared the winner, boxing as a sport has been harmed. Many have sworn never to go and watch a boxing fight if the judges who decided the outcome of the fight are not punished severely.
Many other people suggest that the administration of World Boxing Council-World Boxing Association should be in the hands of someone like Dana White who has revolutionized Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has singlehandedly taken the MMA where it is right now –from sort of underground sport till just a few years ago.
Manny won the fight comprehensively and every boxing expert saw that he had won the fight overwhelmingly but when judges announced the results, it was a rude shock to all. Manny was pronounced beaten. To be true everyone saw from his or her own eyes as to who was hammered throughout the fight by Manny.
Bob Arum who must be very happy with the prospects of a rematch between Manny and Bradley looked very angry with the judges and said that such sorts of judgments will hurt the sport as a whole. But the damage has already been done. Just after the fight Arum said, “Something like this is so outlandish, it’s a death knell for the sport. This is …nuts. I have both guys, and I’ll make a lot of money in the rematch, but it’s ridiculous. You have these old …who don’t know what the … they’re looking at. It’s incompetence. Nobody who knows anything about boxing could have Bradley ahead in the fight.”
Meanwhile boxing fans throughout the world are outraged. A reader says, “As much as I hated the idea at first, I think the only way to save boxing is put someone like Dana White in charge. Way too many weight class, too many divisions and too many fights that nobody wants to see. Judges never seem to be reprimanded for horrendous scores.”
Another reader has this to say, “Anybody that says Bradley won more than 4 at most is definitely bias. I watched it multiple times, and I even tried to cheat for Bradley one time. Still had 116-112 Pacquiao. Don’t give me that effective aggression BS. If that’s your case, Pacquiao was cutting the ring off Bradley most of the fight. Even the fighter himself knew he lost and felt he lost. What are you saying?”