Timothy Bradley defeats Manny Pacquiao via split decision

Two referees scored it 115-113 for Bradley while another one had it 115-113 for Pacquiao. It’s Pacquiao’s first loss since bowing to Mexican Eric Morales in March 2005.

Pacquiao, speaking to Mario Lopez: “I believe I won the fight.”

*No problem on a rematch, tentatively set for November. He said Bradley didn’t hurt during the fight.

RT @HBOboxing: The media here is in disbelief at the decision. Pacquiao says he thinks he won, and the crowd roars in response.

CompuBox Numbers: Manny lands 34% (253/751), Bradley lands 19% (159/839). Manny landed more in 10 of 12 rounds –

Compubox scores Pac vs Bradley: total punches landed 253-159, jabs landed 63-61, power punches landed 190-108. (from Rappler.com)

Reactions are now pouring in:

Justin Timberlake: I cannot believe what I just saw… Please tell me they read that decision wrong… #Rigged

Nick Carter:  @nickcarter: I think I may never take boxing seriously again after that horrible decision against pacquiao. Manny freakin won that fight!

Abigail Valte, deputy presidential spokesperson: “Sama-sama nating ipagdasal ang agarang panunumbalik ng sigla at lakas ni Manny.”

Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum: “I’ve never been so ashamed to be part of boxing as I am tonight.”

Sen. Kiko Pangilinan: For me Manny won and he is still our world champion regardless of what the judges say.

Floyd Mayweather Sr: I think Pacquiao should have won.

Analyst Ronnie Nathanielsz: “Even students, those who haven’t finished K-12 yet, know Pacquiao won.”

@mileycyrus:Yo manny! you just gotta remember what my daddy@billyraycyrus always told me”when you knock em out, you dont need no judge!”



Chris Mannix:

I’m a little stunned. I don’t think Bradley landed enough shots to win. Manny gobbled up a lot of his punches.

Your thoughts?

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