Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley put on a fairly entertaining battle last night on HBO pay-per-view, but the quality of the fight is not going to be what anyone remembers about the night. Instead, the focus will be on the bizarre, indefensible split decision that was gifted to Bradley after a fight Pacquiao seemed to clearly win.
Reaction around the combat sports landscape has been extreme. Let's take a look at some of the shock, anger and frustration shown by boxing writers on Twitter:
If you are quitting watching boxing because of this decision, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. You're not a #boxing fan— Gabriel Montoya™ (@Gabriel_Montoya) June 10, 2012
There were a few that felt Bradley had done enough to deserve the victory (Brent Barry, Thomas Hauser and Brian Kenny to name a few) or at least a draw. Here are some reactions from that side of the fence:
I had it the same as CJ Ross and the last judge, shame on the commentators and everyone who had a Pac landslide. Boxing is subjective.— Danny Flexen (@DannyFlexen) June 10, 2012