If Bradley would have lost the decision...
Would his stock as a fighter go up or down
I was just watching the Chuck Wepner documentary and got to that part where they show Rocky saying "I just want to go the distance... "
If Bradley went the distance with Pacquiao but lost the decision as he should have... Would u people (especially the people that currently hate Bradley right now) actually think higher of him as a fighter
Becuz the fact is, Bradley did not deserve a Pacquiao fight, nor had he done anything for anyone to think this fight would be either close/competitive, or that Bradley had a shot at winning... The fight was obviously just a response to Floyd fighting the "young-lion" in Ortiz and nothing more
Despite all that, Bradley actually didn't do as bad as he should have, and actually looked a lot better against Pac (albeit a slightly faded Pac) than inarguably better fighters like Cotto and Margarito... Hell, even Barrera (if I remember correctly... been a while)
When he got hit, he didn't run, often even coming forward trying to retaliate... He put up the best showing he could, it just wasn't enough to get the (legitimate) win...
Now, considering how a lot of u are crucifying Bradley for not being THE FIRST FIGHTER IN HISTORY TO ADMIT THEY LOST AFTER A ROBBERY... Take that factor out completely and then what do u get