Originally Posted by JDezi4
I personally feel Bradley's fate was sealed... All thanks to the HBO commentary
I had cousin, not a boxing fan, text me during the fight to tell me Bradley was overrated and that he sucked... It made no sense to me considering how many people has he ever talked to about Bradley?? Literally just one... Me... And I told him before the fight that Bradley was gonna get demolished and embarrassed... So what reason did he have to believe Bradley was gonna do better than he did??
That just shows how powerful words can be to the ignorant... If u don't know what ur looking for, you can easily be manipulated by bias commentary
If Bradley lost that fight, his career would be buried right now... He'd be right there next to Joshua Clottey in obscurity
And its not becuz he ran, or covered up, or did anything to make himself look bad... It was all becuz of the commentary
This pretty much sums up my opinion, the commentary seems to be all people were paying attention too (fight was a snoozer, can't blame them). All the opinions I have heard from casuals are stuff they are parroting from HBO commentators, most notably Jim Lampley. I thought the fight was closer than everybody made it seem, and this was with Bradley suffering an injury early on.
Still, he fought on a big PPV fight and got the "win", no matter how you look at it his stock has to have gone up (couldn't go any lower).