Judging controversy looms in Las Vegas as Timothy Bradley defeats Manny Pacquiao via split decision

Posted in Blogroll on June 10th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley

What happened in Vegas last night, was seen worldwide…

Timothy Bradley, mastered the slight the hand just enough to convince two of three judges to score in his favor – awarding him a split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao. Bradley was crowned the new WBO Welterweight Champion and his victory snaps Pacquiao’s seven-year win streak. The majority of those in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena including HBO commentators Jim Lampley and Emmanuel Steward saw the outcome of a fight clearly dominated by the champion as pure BS.

I’m dumbfounded. said Steward, who would later comment, After being here for the second Hearns/Leonard fight and seeing that decision, nothing really surprises me.

You can’t slap the smile off Bob Arum’s face today.

 

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The Boston era of Allen, Garnett and Pierce comes to a close: Bosh, LeBron and Wade take the East,101-88

Posted in Blogroll on June 10th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

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“LeBron has emerged as our leader and we follow him” –Dwyane Wade postgame to ESPN’s Doris Burke

101-88 demolition of the Boston Celtics, but no sigh of relief for the Miami Heat yet. This is simply another experience level earned and Miami is learning how to become a champion before our eyes. LeBron and Wade performed but Bosh was the jolt. The Fab Five gets another shot at that elusive ring. Congrats Juwan. Was this the last we’ll see of Boston’s Big Three? The NBA Finals begin Tuesday on ABC.

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley: It’s not what we want but it’s better than nothing

Posted in Blogroll on June 10th, 2012 by Okori Wadsworth

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Today’s boxing fan resembles a person on a diet being tempted by someone waving a delicious chocolate cake in front of your face with seven glorious layers. It looks like this, but you have to say no and enjoy the food that you know you can eat.

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight we all want and would love is that cake. It’s not healthy to dwell on it wondering what that cake would taste like, so let’s enjoy what we have now instead. We have Carl Froch, Andre Ward and Sergio Martinez all staking their own claim as the greatest middleweight of our era. We have Canelo Alvarez trying to become the next big Mexican fighter after Barrera, Morales and Marquez.

And we have the fight this Saturday night.

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