Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bradley Will Press For Rematch; Khan is Still Shocked

Boxing found itself mired in controversy again on Sunday following fierce criticism of the decision to award Timothy Bradley a controversial split decision victory over hot favourite Manny Pacquiao at Las Vegas' MGM Grand.

The Filipino fighter appeared to have done more than enough to take the decision, despite slowing down in the later stages, but was left stunned by the decision which cost him as his WBO welterweight belt.

Two judges scored the bout 115-113 to the unbeaten Bradley and one handed the win to Pacquiao by the same score, the crowd reacting angrily and jeering when the verdict was returned.

Defeat must now place the long-delayed but much-debated super-fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in serious doubt.

Bradley added: "Manny hurt me a few times with his left hand. He's a beast. But my corner told me if I won the last round, I'd win the fight. I've got to give Manny a rematch."

Criticism of the decision came thick and fast, with Pacquiao's training partner Amir Khan branding it "robbery", Lennox Lewis calling it disgraceful and fight promoter Bob Arum saying it was "nuts".

Khan, who has been rebuffed by Bradley in the past: "What a robbery. Bradley did not win this fight. The crowd is booing while he's being interviewed. What a joke we had Manny winning by 5 rounds. Bradley how about you take the fight with me in December after I clean up the 140lbs weight. If Bradley wants it I'm ready, he turned me down twice. After I beat (Danny) Garcia I will offer Bradley the fight for the third time."

Khan had previously been critical of the judging in his own defeat at the hands of Lamont Peterson in December.

And the Bolton fighter, who was commentating on the fight at ringside, claimed the decision was further evidence boxing had to "clean up" its act.

"I'm shocked more than anything," he said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"Manny won that fight clearly, I'd give it him by at least eight rounds. But the judges had it differently.

"It just shows that boxing has to clean up. The same thing happened to me when I fought Peterson."

Arum sais: "This is nuts. People don't know what they're watching anymore. I'm going to make a lot of money [in a rematch] but who's going to take this sport seriously?"

The win improves Bradley's record to 29-0, with 12 knockouts, but there is sure to be considerable discussion about the manner of this result.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hrt3333 on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=La_Vibora;12231655]I am sick of Khan already, he always has to promote his own agenda every damn time, he couldn't just comment on things without making a reference to himself. His self centered ways have really made me lose respect for…

Comment by BuckToothed on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=jltsmae;12231385]If pac will give tim and bob a rematch in november, it should be a non ppv... :boxing::boxing::boxing:[/QUOTE] It should be an immediate rematch around August/September time in HBO.

Comment by La_Vibora on 06-11-2012

I am sick of Khan already, he always has to promote his own agenda every damn time, he couldn't just comment on things without making a reference to himself. His self centered ways have really made me lose respect for…

Comment by jltsmae on 06-11-2012

If pac will give tim and bob a rematch in november, it should be a non ppv... :boxing::boxing::boxing:

Comment by Brother Jay on 06-10-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12228783]Boxing found itself mired in controversy again on Sunday following fierce criticism of the decision to award Timothy Bradley a controversial split decision victory over hot favourite Manny Pacquiao at Las Vegas' MGM Grand. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=53833]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] Khan…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Hearn: Jacobs-O'Sullivan Less Likely; Jacobs-Andy Lee Possible Joshua on Parker's Steroid Jabs: I'm Clean, I'd Never Do That Skoglund Update, Castano-Vitu News, Badou Jack, Wallin, More Joseph Parker: Joshua Has Rematch Clause, But I Don't Need One Hearn Offers Alexander Povetkin Slot On Joshua vs. Parker Card Mundine: Horn is a White Boy, Gets Coverage Because He's White! Video: Anthony Joshua Reacts To Steroid Comments From Parker Lenroy Thomas vs. David Allen II Added To Brook-Rabchenko Card News: Kovalev-Mikhalkin, Spence-Peterson, WBSS, More Valdez, Quigg Promise To Stage Action-Packed War at StubHub Photos: Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker - Tense Face To Face Parker: Tyson Fury Might Walk Me to the Ring for Joshua Fight Promoter: Other Than Klitschko, Joshua, Parker Resumes Similar Peterson's Trainer: Fight Against Errol Spence Will Turn Into a War Bivol: Hard to Tell From Two Rounds If Kovalev All the Way Back BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week Mundine: If Horn Says No - Then I Want Saunders, Canelo, GGG Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson - Calm Before The Storm Fury: Me and Joshua is Four Round Fight - Either I Go or He Goes! Parker Regrets Making Steroid Comments About Anthony Joshua Big Fights, Big Finales, Better Judging Top Wish List For 2018 Jamel Herring Signs With Top Rank, Will Fight on Crawford-Horn Luis Ortiz Vows Pain: I'll Tear The Skin Off Deontay Wilder's Body! Estrada: People Think Sor Rungvisai Will KO Me - It Won't Happen! Creed 2 Update: Actor Cast To Play Ivan Drago's Son in Film Mayorga Emotional: Time To Hang Up The Gloves, Say Goodbye Rapper Common is Producing a New Boxing Documentary Tyson Fury: If I'm Honest - I Fancy Parker To Beat Joshua Wilder: No Doubt I'll KO Ortiz, Joshua-Parker Will Be a Long Fight Katie Taylor Dublin Return Off, Being Pushed To Daniel Jacobs Bill Frank Warren: Fans Lost Interest in Amir Khan, He'll Face a Stiff Euro News: Murat-Demchenko, Havnaa-Tahiri, Formella-Frank Briggs: I'll KO Tyson Fury, Breaks All His Fingers To End His Tweets Wilder: I'll Make an Example of Luis Ortiz, He's My Guinea Pig! Frank Warren Confirms Tete is Out, 2/10 Show Moves Forward Sean Dodd vs. Tommy Coyle Set, April 21 In Liverpool Weekend Review: Shields, Amir Khan, Ergashev, Spence, More Hearn: Let's Be Honest, Who Has Hit Parker's 'Granite Chin?' Parker's Promoter: Joshua Mentally Weak, Dropped Many Times Luis Ortiz: Forget The Marijuana, Now Wilder Has a Real Problem!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement