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Arum: Marquez May Have Won if Held in The East

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes that if the WBO welterweight title fight in which Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley  beat Juan Manuel Marquez by a twelve round split decision was held in the Eastern United States, Marquez would have won by seven rounds to five.

In a conversation with BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard about the griping of Marquez and trainer “Nacho” Beristain about the decision, Arum said that Marquez may be losing fans because of his griping but that “when Mexicans score a fight and in the US East they would have scored the fight for Marquez because he landed the more telling blows and was continuously the aggressor.”

In the West Arum said “Bradley would have won because he landed more punches.”

Arum explained the resentment over the decision by the predominantly Mexican crowd at the Thomas and Mack Center last Saturday explaining that - “the Mexicans are brought up to vote for aggression and power punching. There is no question on that score Marquez won 7 rounds. But in Nevada and other places in the US East they don’t score that way and I credited him  (Bradley) winning  7 rounds to 5. It  depends on what place the fight is held.”

Despite the controversy about the decision Arum told us “It was a terrific fight,  great atmosphere. The staging was good so everybody here loved it and we did very well on pay per view” although no numbers have yet been disclosed

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 10-16-2013

[QUOTE=619 southpaw;13846723]haha what the f@ck is arum talking about. the west coast was marquez best chance to win , this is where all the mexican support is at. i think the east coast would have had wider scores. don;t matter…

Comment by IIG on 10-16-2013

[QUOTE=Det. Conan;13846881]where Manny's spot in your list? just curious tho[/QUOTE] Me? I'm not much of a Pac fan at all, though I have the utmost respect for him. But no, he could never be listed among my favorites.

Comment by Det. Conan on 10-15-2013

where Manny's spot in your list? just curious tho

Comment by IIG on 10-15-2013

Bradley deserves all the mistreatment that Arum gives him. He left Shaw for Arum knowing what he was getting into. This is the result.

Comment by 619 southpaw on 10-15-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13846439]JMM got popped up by plenty of counter right hands, uppercuts, and left hooks in addition to all those jabs. Marquez got outpunched and outboxed.[/QUOTE] yeah i dont know why everyone is saying he just threw jabs. he was throwing…

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