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Garcia: Pacquiao-Bradley Controversy Good For Everyone

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former world champion and the trainer of reigning WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has taken the position that the controversy generated by the widely condemned split decision in the Manny Pacquiao- Timothy Bradley WBO welterweight title fight last June 9 “is good for everybody.”

In a stand that ran counter to the overwhelming sentiment that Pacquiao was robbed of the decision that even sparked a review by the WBO and a request by Top Rank promoter for an investigation by the Nevada State Attorney General, Garcia told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “it was a great fight, a very exciting fight and  its good because controversy will make you either watch the fight again, it sells a lot, its good for promotion, good for the fighters, good for everybody.”

Garcia said “it gets us a chance to see another great fight. Timothy Bradley fights like a warrior, I think Pacquiao looked really good and a lot better than his previous fights (vs Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez). He was in top shape and it was just a great fight.”

Donaire’s trainer added, “I was there watching it live and I thought Pacquiao won but I haven’t seen it on TV with no sound and maybe its something different. But all I know it was very exciting to watch the fight and all I know is I’m looking forward to them fighting again.”

Garcia’s comments came even as a poll conducted by HBO Sports following a replay of the fight showed 91 percent believed Pacquiao won while only 7 percent believed Bradley won while 2 percent said it was a draw.

Informed that it seems Pacquiao will face Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time this November even as Arum argued that a rematch would be meaningless since Pacquiao won handily in the eyes of most of the media, boxers, promoters and fans, Garcia said “whatever they decide , Bradley next year, its good for Pacquiao. He’s got two big fights that are coming up and he’s got to take care and prepare himself very well and try to do much better.”   

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1q3er5 on 06-19-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12260014]good 4 every1 but the blind judges Duane Ford & Cynthia Ross...[/QUOTE] wow i watched the fight in russian with sound still on. I don't know how 90% of people think Pac clearly won. I scored it a tie but…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-19-2012

good 4 every1 but the blind judges Duane Ford & Cynthia Ross...

Comment by denix on 06-19-2012

Controversy is good but the decision is bad. I would rather buy the controversy more if the fight was a split draw.

Comment by bestboxingfan on 06-19-2012

I used to have respect for Garcia. Pacquiao-Bradley is so disappointing!! Iam not a fan of pacquiao but I did see him winning. Sure have the rematch but not on PPV. Is time to stop these robberies and injustice to…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 06-18-2012

I can tell you this, if Pac fights JMM again and especially if its in Mexico, Manny's career is over. Controversial or not, his career cannot survive another BS gift decision, a bad decision loss, or a genuine loss. If…

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