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  • Eddie Hardon
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    It was on Cable here in Old London Town and I expected to see it as I subscribe to BoxNation but I soon realised it was separate. It was scheduled for 2AM-5AM but I gave it a miss as I knew I was off to a Grading.

    That said, here's Kevin Mitchell of The Guardian. I'd happily take his opinion.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog...y-bradley-mess
    Last edited by Eddie Hardon; 6/12/2012 1:46pm, . Reason: text added

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  • Tranquil Suit
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    Right now, I'm just waiting for the Bradley Trollface gifs

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  • It is Fake
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    Originally posted by BFGalbraith View Post

    So the fan backlash is pretty huge IMHO.
    You didn't get my point.

    I know the fans are extremely outraged, it has happened numerous numerous times before this incident. I have NEVER seen pundits, execs, reporters, promoters, and opponents say it was BULLSHIT from a fan standpoint. These people are more worried about their ratings and money. To see these people flipping out is quite amazing.

    I mean you normally find at least one reporter, referee, coach, trainer, or sportscaster that can see it as correct. This is the first time I have seen a near unanimous disregard for the judges decision. I know somewhere someone has said it was right, besides the two idiot judges, but I haven't encountered that article.

    Bradleys' own Manager had it 8-4 for MP. The closest I have heard is 7-5. I mean this is why I stopped watching boxing along with 8 billion different titles.

    I'm wondering if boxing is actually truly scared. Boxing, minus a few huge fights, has been on the precipice IMO. This didn't help at all.
    Last edited by It is Fake; 6/11/2012 3:22pm, .

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  • Tranquil Suit
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    A petition, huh? Quick question: how many signatures do you need to take that belt off Bradley's waist?

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  • battheo
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    Originally posted by BFGalbraith View Post
    Many upset friends on this decision. There is a petition, 15,000 signatures so far: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-...share_petition

    So the fan backlash is pretty huge IMHO.
    Nice find dude. Signed.

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  • BFGalbraith
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    Originally posted by It is Fake View Post
    Damn did the fan outrage backlash scare boxing?
    Many upset friends on this decision. There is a petition, 15,000 signatures so far: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-...share_petition

    So the fan backlash is pretty huge IMHO.

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  • battheo
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    Originally posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
    So... Corruption or incompetence?


    My first thought was corruption, cause otherwise , it would be stunningly incompetent. But, Iunno, maybe it just was. At least I don't see enough reason for Arum&co to tweak the judges.

    Another Marquez rematch was hot after the last close match, Mayweather was turning around (after he saw the Marquez fight, I'm sure he reevaulated his chances). It's not like Bradley was the only possible up and coming challenger.

    I just don't see enough motive for Arum to have fixed the judges. Maybe it was from another source, who knows.
    http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv...ey-fight-fixed

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  • Tranquil Suit
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    So... Corruption or incompetence?


    My first thought was corruption, cause otherwise , it would be stunningly incompetent. But, Iunno, maybe it just was. At least I don't see enough reason for Arum&co to tweak the judges.

    Another Marquez rematch was hot after the last close match, Mayweather was turning around (after he saw the Marquez fight, I'm sure he reevaulated his chances). It's not like Bradley was the only possible up and coming challenger.

    I just don't see enough motive for Arum to have fixed the judges. Maybe it was from another source, who knows.

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  • It is Fake
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    Damn did the fan outrage backlash scare boxing?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boxing-...gYpFpY9285nYcB

    Promoter Bob Arum was still fuming about the split-decision verdict that went against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday and said there would be no rematch with Timothy Bradley unless Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto launches an investigation.

    Bradley, a 4-1 underdog, upset Pacquiao in one of the most controversial outcomes in years to take the World Boxing Organization welterweight title.

    All three judges scored it 115-113, with Duane Ford and C.J. Ross seeing it in favor of Bradley and Jerry Roth siding with Pacquiao.

    The rematch that Bradley thought he would get may be on hold, at least for a while, however. Arum, whose company promotes both fighters, said his feeling that Pacquiao had won a wide decision had not changed a day later.
    Interesting. It could be a "deflect blame from me" hype job, but this might get good.
    LOL Bullshit. Judge Ford is saying he had it 4-2 and Manny only won one more round:
    "In pro boxing, you look for damage, and if the punches are equal and the damage is equal, you are looking for effective aggression, and that does not necessarily mean the guy going forward," Ford said. "Effective aggression can be a guy going back. And then you look at ring generalship, and that's all about control.
    Shit, Ali fought going backwards this guy would have him losing 30% of his fights.
    Last edited by It is Fake; 6/10/2012 9:33pm, .

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  • lordbd
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    You are now enlightened.

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  • battheo
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    Originally posted by lordbd View Post
    I can't join your revolution, it is far to extreme for me. I used to love Seagal movies because of how awesome the fight scenes were. Then I loved them because one of them had DMX in it, and that was awesome. What you people don't understand is that he has secretly been making ironic comedies for the past 10 years.

    Viva la Seagal (four-in-one special for $4.99 at the supermarket!)

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  • lordbd
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    Originally posted by battheo View Post
    and stop Steven Seagal making movies.
    Viva la revolution.
    I can't join your revolution, it is far to extreme for me. I used to love Seagal movies because of how awesome the fight scenes were. Then I loved them because one of them had DMX in it, and that was awesome. What you people don't understand is that he has secretly been making ironic comedies for the past 10 years.

    Viva la Seagal (four-in-one special for $4.99 at the supermarket!)

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  • battheo
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    Originally posted by It is Fake View Post
    Yeah, I figured we were talking past each other. There is no way all three fights will make as much money as ONE Mayweather vs. Paquio fight.

    I'd pay for that and I haven't purchased a PPV fight in at least 20 years.
    Ha, the last two I purchased were Fedor v Bigfoot (yeah, I wanted and expected Fedor to win) which I didn't see because the recording cut out as Fedor walked to the ring, and this one (where I was, quite obviously from my posts thus far) backing Manny. So I may never buy another PPV... I don't seem to have the luck!

    Also, some fraudsters got hold of my information, and keep phoning me for fights I 'haven't paid for' from Primetime, which is sort of like finding out that the cherry on a particularly bad cake is actually a ball of shit painted red. I tell them to fuck off, and if anybody else out there gets these phone calls, I suggest you do the same.

    What we need is a benevolent dictatorship lead by a man who respects good fight sport. He could make all the right people fight each other when they should, offer it all for free on government run stations, and stop Steven Seagal making movies.

    Viva la revolution.

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  • karma2343
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    Wow, holy shit. Normally when people cry about a controversial decision and its a close fight where, even if you don't agree with the decision, you could at least see how someone might score it that way. The "worst judging ever" thing just comes from the usual narcissism of sports fans and internet dwellers who thinks anyone who disagrees with the way they see things is the worst person to ever exist.

    But... damn. That really was a one sided fight in Pacquiao's favor. I honestly can't see any justification for giving Bradley more than four, maybe five, rounds. Definitely not a good night for boxing.

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  • lordbd
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    Boxing really needs a change. There are too many great fights that we'll never see.....Manny v. Floyd; Vitali v. Wladimir. Ring magazine had to change their damn criteria for what it takes to be RING champion (really the most legit belt to have) just because almost all of their champion spots were vacant......because no one can seem to make a No.1 and No.2 contender face eachother.

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