06-10-2012, 10:08 AM
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Is Bob Arum Behind The Timothy Bradley Decision Win Over Manny Pacquiao?
Is Bob Arum Behind The Timothy Bradley Decision Win Over Manny Pacquiao? - Bloody Elbow http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/P...745/story.html
Arum talked to ESPN after the fight, was he crying crocodile tears? |
Here's what Scott Christ of Bad Left Hook has to say:
"I've never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight. |
"I'll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous," he said.
Well, here's the deal. Arum says he's concerned about the credibility of the sport, but whatever. The sport's credibility has probably been in the crapper for long enough at this point that it probably is more akin to a long-term floater than a fresh turd in the bowl. |
Also, Arum not only doesn't have to hear "Mayweather-Pacquiao" again for the rest of 2012, but he doesn't have to deal with that damned Juan Manuel Marquez and his demands and ego, either. He's got another Top Rank vs Top Rank fight for November. I'm not accusing him of anything. I'm saying as a promoter, he can't really be that unhappy with what's going down here. There's a lot of potential upside if they figure out the right approach.
"Something like this is so outlandish, it's a death knell for the sport. This is f------ nuts. I have both guys, and I'll make a lot of money in the rematch, but it's ridiculous. You have these old f---- who don't know what the hell they're looking at. It's incompetence. Nobody who knows anything about boxing could have Bradley ahead in the fight." |
Arum also claimed Bradley himself thought he lost: "I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, 'I tried hard but I couldn't beat the guy.'"
Pacquiao's loss sparked outrage in his native Philippines. Filipinos around the world claimed the fight was "lutong bulok" (cooked rotten). Even Filipino politicians got into the act.
"President Benigno Aquino sought to console the public, stressing that Pacquiao remained a treasured sporting icon despite the loss.
'Manny Pacquiao failed to defend the WBO welterweight belt against Timothy Bradley, but the Filipino people’s support for their champion remains strong as ever,' Aquino spokeswoman Abigail Valte said in a statement.
“'This is clearly highway robbery,' senator Jose Estrada, who was at ringside in Las Vegas, told local radio in Manila by phone.
'Pacquiao clearly had more hits.'”
“Manny is still our one and only people’s champ; and we are proud of him.'”
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/P...#ixzz1xPjdK5oC
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