The boxing world
was set on fire went up in flames last night as 28-year-old Timothy Bradley (29-0, 1 NC) was awarded a split decision victory and took the WBO welterweight title from the pride of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
After 12 rounds of action, CompuBox had Pacquiao out-landing Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds. According to their stats, Pacquiao landed 253 total punches compared to Bradley’s 159, and 190 power punches compared to Bradley’s 108.
Even we here at ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) gave Pacquiao nine of the 12 rounds during our live play-by-play commentary. I saw a couple of tweets that scored the fight for Bradley, but the overwhelming majority were in support of Pacquiao.
Even Bradley himself after the fight was none too confident he had won and said he would have to go home and re-watch it to give a definitive answer. Bradley seemed unable to take pleasure in the victory as the fans in attendance booed loudly as the decision was announced. A rematch seems inevitable and Bradley said he welcomes it.
Regarding the controversial decision, Snoop Dog didn’t dig it:
UFC President Dana White absolutely did not dig it:
This one isn’t going to make him any new friends at the commission:
Top Rank promotion CEO Bob Arum voiced his frustration at post-fight presser:
A lot of people are understandably interested in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s reaction to the controversial loss. However, Floyd Jr. is currently locked up in the Clark County Detention Center and won’t be tweeting for some time.
His best friend 50 Cent did comment on Pac-Man’s loss though:
And Floyd Mayweather, Sr. shared his thoughts on the fight and how the outcome might impact a future fight with his son, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.:
Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight highlights:
See what other celebrities had to say about the controversial decision and Pacquiao’s loss.