Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao had his seven-year winning streak ended by undefeated Timothy Bradley with a little help from the judges ringside. The battle for the WBO welterweight title ended in a controversial split decision that left many boxing fans screaming about corruption in the sport.
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Ringside punching statistics showed Pacquiao landing 253 punches to 159 for Bradley. The Compubox statistics showed Pacquiao landing more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds and the Associated Press had Pacman winning 117 to 111. However, judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross scored it 115-113 in Bradley’s favor.
“I thought I won the fight,” Bradley said. “I didn’t think he was as good as everyone says he was. I didn’t feel his power.”
Pacman, who many fans wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was humble in his loss despite landing 81 more power punches than Bradley.
“I did my best,” Pacquiao said. “I guess my best wasn’t good enough.”
A rematch is already planned for November, leading many to think the fix was in the entire time. What do you think?
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