Manny Pacquiao lost his bout with Timothy Bradley tonight in a controversial split decision. Sports fans on Twitter have been venting their frustration all night. The fix, apparently, was in. And boxing adherents smell a set-up:
I'm just waiting for Vince McMahon to come out and stonecold stun Pacquaio and raise Bradley's hand in victory…#RIPBoxing
— IAmJustShaka (@IAmJustShaka) June 10, 2012
That fight was so WWE, they should of had Mayweather jump in the ring and hit Pacquiao with a steel chair!! #RIPBoxing
— Dominique Hamilton (@Underrated_Dom) June 10, 2012
— MCK (@CruzKayne) June 10, 2012
— Corey Adams (@corey_adams) June 10, 2012
Nearly everybody on media row, including HBO’s Harold Lederman, scored the bout overwhelmingly for Pacquiao. Lederman had itt 119-109. But the judges at ringside, in a stunning decision, saw it otherwise. And the crowd let them know how they felt, raining boos as HBO’s Max Kellerman tried to talk to the fighters afterwards.
Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum came over to media row and said he had it 10 rounds to 2 for Pacquiao, and said even Bradley’s manager had it 8-3 for Pacquiao.
“We’ll make a lot of money on the rematch, but this is (expletive) nuts. People don’t even know what they’re watching. They’re trying to kill boxing,” the 81-year-old Arum said.
Goodbye, boxing. Hello, end times.
This is bad guys. Celtics lost. Jessica lost. Manny lost. It's the apocalypse 🙁
— murielle tanchanco♡ⓥ (@murielletanch) June 10, 2012
Harry Reid, who says he would not have won in '10 w/o Manny's endorsement, vows to introduce bill Monday to reverse the decision. #notreally
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) June 10, 2012