In the eyes of the world who watched the recent fight of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, the deserving winner is none other than Pacman.
Bradley ended the 15-fight winning streak of Pacquiao in a stunning split decision thus seizing the World Boxing Organization welterweight title from the Filipino champ.
Judge Jerry Roth scored the bout 115-113 for Pacquiao, while C.J. Ross and Duane Ford both saw it 115-113 for Bradley.
But the Compubox statistics show that Pacquiao landed 190 of 493 power shots, compared to just 108 of 390 punches for Bradley. Pacquiao landed a total of 253 of 751 punches, while Bradley was 159-of-839.
So, why Bradley won the bout?
The official Pacquiao-Bradley scorecard.
Right after the announcement of decision which shocked the world, everybody has their own aggressive conclusions. Some believed that the fight was already fixed and manipulated by those people who really raked millions from the fight.
Social media networks trended against A Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter. But was it all his plan? Or there are unseen hands behind? No doubt, there will be a rematch.
Do you think Bradley is a Nostradamus who predicted his victory?
In a media event in the week leading up to the fight, Bradley showed up with an oversized mockup ticket for a second match between the two men.
Arum, promoter of both Pacquiao and Bradley, quoted saying: “I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight. I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous.”
Pacquiao said, he was not even got hurt from Bradley’s punches but the latter do. “To be honest, I don’t think he hurt me with one punch,” Pacquiao said.
So, who’s the winner again?