The Controversial Defeat of Manny Pacquiao by Tim Bradley Caused Public Weeping and Hair Pulling Around The World
Many people are so disappointed around the world over this decision that they have vowed never to watch the rematch ever again if nothing was done to investigate the decision.
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The controversial split decision that gave Tim Bradly victory over the undisputed Boxing great, Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, is still a subject of great distress around the world. In my city, the boxing fraternity are cursing and some were seen openly pulling their hair in anger over what was obviously a broad day-light robbery of the belt from Manny Pacquiao. In Manila itself, we have learnt that there was rampant and spontaneous public weeping over the decision on the streets, and the issue was so hurtful to the Filipinos that it almost occasioned a day of national mourning!
Inspite of the unfair decision, Manny Pacquiao, the calm boxer, took matters lightly, although he looked disappointed just like everybody else. He told his shocked supporters to take matters easy because he is a fighter who can still fight. This was his first recorded loss to anybody in the ring within his category in 7 long years.
Those on the stands at Las Vegas witnessed the rain of punches Manny Pacquiao landed on Bradley and never expected him to lose. The compubox had given him a whooping 253-159 statistics. But when decision time came, Bradley was declared winner on a split decision that placed him a head with 115-113! Las Vegas is a popular gambling City and many now think, the decision was made not for the sake of the sports of boxing, but to satisfy the gambling big fish in that city.
Many people are so disappointed around the world over this decision that they have vowed never to watch the rematch ever again if nothing was done to investigate the decision. A rematch could be rescheduled in November if all goes to plan.Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao will definitely be back home to Manila to his job as Congressman, where he still remains the Champion of those who elected him in every sense of the word.