Manny Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley Satruday night, and lost the decision by a score of:
Judge C.J. Ross: 115-113 (Bradley)
Judge Jerry Roth: 113-115 (Pacquiao)
Judge Duane Ford: 115-113 (Bradley)
Live betting during the fight heading into the 12th and final round had Bradley at 200-1 odds to win the fight
"To hear scores like we heard tonight, it's just unfathomable, unfathomable," said promoter Bob Arum. "you look at the PunchStats, you look with your own eyes, what you saw. There's no way I can explain it."
"I had it 10-2! After I got into the ring after the fight, I went over to Bradley and said 'You did very well.' He said, 'I tried hard, but I couldn't beat the guy.' This is crazy."
"But I'm happy for Tim, because he's a lovely young man, and he's going to make a lot of money now... I have never been ashamed as much to be associated with the sport of boxing as I am tonight."
That is saying a lot.
Below an anguished Arum is unable to hold back the overwhelming shame he felt over the decision.
Later Arum spoke to Kevin Iole and said:
Yahoo! Sports @YahooSports
This is a death knell for boxing, & I'm going to make a ton of money on the rematch - Bob Arum
MMA and boxing are often portrayed as being at odds, but the simple fact is that the vast majority of MMA fighters, promoters, fans, etc love boxing too. The MMA world exploded with expressions or bewilderment, outrage, shock, disgust, and widespread expressions that boxing's loss is the UFC's gain.
Dana White @danawhite
Nevada state athletic commission at its finest!!! Youve for to be f---ing kidding me!! that is disgusting Nevada state athletic commission!!
Dana White @danawhite
Worst athletic commission in the country!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob Arum won that fight!
Mike Goldberg @MFG16
Another great night for the UFC!
Ronda Rousey @RondaRousey
Dude after that bs .... Not sure I'll ever pay to watch boxing again, just so blatantly wrong I'm repulsed
Eddie Bravo @eddiebravo
Tom Cruise's decision to bang cameron Diaz in vanilla sky was brilliant compared to the Pacman decision
Cesar Gracie @CesarGracieBJJ
Pacquiao won that! Good to see the NSAC refs exposed as the incompetent idiots they are.
Joey Oddessa @MMAOdds
still in shock
Joe Rogan @joerogan
Holy s--- that was a terrible decision in the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight. Someone committed a f---ing crime.
MMA Roasted @MMARoasted
Going Down on Chyna is a better Decision then Bradley over Pacquiao.
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Hector Lombard @HectorLombard
This is been the biggest robbery in history boxing. That's why boxing is not going to go anywhere..
Daniel Cormier @dc_mma
That's actually tragic. He won that fight. Man I know we complain about mma judging but my goodness. Worst decision I've ever seen.
chris leben @cripplerufc
Worst decision in the history of boxing
Ryan Ford @RyanFordMMA
Excuse My Language But Are You F---ing Kidding Me??? WTF
John Dodson III @JohnDodsonMMA
Wow this is why #boxing is dead.
Jens Pulver @Jens_Pulver
I'm still speechless. I mean REALLY right now? Decisions like that is exactly the reason boxing is dying and @ufc is exploding.
Mark Muñoz @mark_munoz
Bradley is a #classact Pacquiao is a #classact as well.
Miguel Angel Torres @MiguelTorresMMA
PacMan got robbed, so the world is fair after all... Wait, no its not. What bulls---.
patrick cote @patrick_cote
Big fan of boxing, thats where I from, but tonight, ITS A SHAME !!!!!!!! cant beleive it !!!
Arianny Celeste @AriannyCeleste
Wtf really? Bad judges decision
Demian Maia @demianmaia
Paquiao não perdeu essa luta! No way Paquiao lost!
Sean Pierson @seanpierson
Boxing is Dead to ME!
joey beltran @mexicutioner760
Wow boxing is officially a joke!
Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
Wait, that didn't just happen, right?!?!
Wilmer Valderrama @WillyVille (MMA fan, and Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show)
#RIPBoxing.. boxing I loved you.. I'd like 2 officially invite all fighting fans 2 our @UFC... Lets get what we deserve as fans #NoBullshit
Snoop Dogg @SnoopDogg
Ain't that sum bulls--- Boxing is a wrap. Going bacc on that ultimate fighting
LIL JON @LilJon
UFC IS THE S---!! F--- BOXING!!
Even the trolls got in on it:
Cecil Peoples @CecilPeoples
115-113 in favor of Bradley?! That's insane! I had him winning 12 rounds to 0!!!
Stevie Wonder @steviewonder
Pretty good judging tonight.
Tom Lawlor @FilthyTomLawlor
YES! I told everyone today that Bradley would win!
Other sports reacted identically:
Gerald Alexander @GAlexander21
I ain't been this confused since Judy went upstairs on Family Matters and never came back down
Larry Fitzgerald @LarryFitzgerald
Saw a robbery by the Nevada gaming commission 2night @ the MGM. Big ups 2 Manny 4 being a class act regardless of the circumstances.
Kevin Johnson @KJ_MayorJohnson
Thank God basketball isn't decided by judges. Looking forward to the Finals
Kyle Lowry @Klow7
I'm not watching boxing ever!! Wow!! Please overturn this judgement
Eric Young Jr @EYJr
What time does PacBradley fight start?!?! I had a bad dream that PacMan dominated and got robbed! Let me know what time actual fight start!
Luke Hughes @lukehughes38
What a disgrace.... Final nail has been driven into the coffin for boxing #rip #robbed
Joffrey Lupul @JLupul
That fight was the biggest fix since the 1919 World Series. I am disgusted. Boxing lost me as a fan tonight..
Scottie Upshall @ScottieUpshall
Boxing is a JOKE! PAC killed Bradley. Embarrassing
And let's not forget the world of boxing.
Lennox Lewis @LennoxLewis
Pac won the fight. Bradley won the decision. Aurum won another payday. Boxing lost its integrity and the fans lost confidence.
Nigel Collins @ESPNFNF
A tragic night for Pacquiao and boxing. It was perhaps the worse dec. I've ever seen. Anybody who thinks it was incompetence is a fool.
Roger Mayweather @RealRogerMay
Bob Arum has a new cash cow that's very young. Manny was about to retire so he paid judges.
Bradley showed up at the post fight press conference in a wheelchair (he turned his ankle in the fight).
Imagine how they felt in The Philippines. This is Pacquiao's mom, who passed out on hearing the decision.
These are the fight highlights:
These are the score cards:
Lest anyone imagine the reaction is Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, this is the math:
In short, on this decision, we all all one.
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