Even the blind who just listened to the commentator agrees that Pacquiao wins the fight. Yes, it was a shocking result after Bradley won a split decision over Pacquiao.
The judges scored the bout 115-113 (Bradley), 115-113 (Pacquiao), and 115-113 (Bradley) to award the split decision victory to Bradley which shocks the world and made all the Filipino angry, saying Pacquiao was robbed for victory. It was obvious, Pacquiao dominated the fight with power punches.
But come to think of it, if Pacquiao won the fight who’s next? The Mayweather-Pacquiao Mega Fight will not happen, Pacquiao is getting older and slower, Philippine Election is on 2013, and he is now dedicated to his spiritual obligation.
Manny Pacquiao was guaranteed to make at least $26 million and Bradley made a career-high of $5 million. Bradley is a 1-4 underdog in this fight. It is obvious that win or lose Pacquiao has the money, and a rematch is scheduled for November of this year if Bradley were to emerge victorious. If you will be putting all the pieces of the puzzle it is clear, this fight was made just for the money.
Manny was so relaxed before the fight, he watched the Game 7 of Miami-Boston NBA Eastern Conference Finals, he came into the fight with heaviest weight ever at 147 pounds. It was the heaviest the 33-year-old Pacquiao has ever weighed for a fight, surpassing the 145.75 he posted against Joshua Clottey in 2010.
The Pacquiao vs Bradley rematch will undoubtedly sell and it could be Manny’s retirement fight, and he will knock out Bradley on this fight to regain his title. So he will be getting a lot of money before he retires.
When asked about the result, Manny replied “I accept what the result is, I respect the judges, I cannot blame them. It is a part of the game. I give thanks to the Lord. I do my best but my best wasn’t good enough.”
Asked if he thought he had won the fight, Pacquiao replied: “Absolutely, yes,”
What do you think?