Saturday’s split decision victory for Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao was one of the worst decisions boxing has seen in a long time. The stats, the viewers, and the damage all told the same story: Pac Man beat Bradley convincingly. Sure, there were plenty of rounds that were close, but there weren’t enough for Manny to have lost. Heck, even Bradley seemed surprised he had won.
Asked after the fight if he felt he won, Bradley expressed skepticism.
“Every round was pretty close. I got to go home and view the tape and see if I really won,” he said.
He apparently wasn’t the only one from his corner who was stunned. According to SI’s Chris Mannix, promoter Bob Arum said that Bradley’s manager had it 8 rounds to 4 in favor of Pacquiao.
Let’s add things up for a second: Pacquiao felt he won, everyone watching thought Pacquiao won, Bradley’s manager thought Pacquiao won, and Bradley wasn’t even convinced he had won the fight. That all being the case, how on earth could Bradley have won the fight? You know the answer, so I don’t even have to say it.