Monday, June 9, 2014

On this day in fistiana... Bradley vs. Pacquiao 6/9/12

Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao 1

June 9, 2012

What looked to be another Manny Pacquiao title defense became one of the biggest upsets in modern history--perhaps in part because of the rapidity of social media and not necessarily the egregiousness of the decision. Although the official judges seemed to get it wrong, the bout was a lot closer than HBO's commentators made it sound. Undoubtedly the judges were influenced by a Pacquiao who was far less aggressive than usual and fought mostly in late round bursts of punches. Nonetheless a bad decision for the ages, on this day in 2012.

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