We were all excited for the fight. Pacquiao - Bradley, baby! We didn't have Sports channel ready on our cable TV but that didn't stop us from watching. We were expecting Manny to KO at 6th round but on our surprise it finished at 12. Pacquiao was planting punches as expected but Bradley I think dominated the last 2 rounds. Even with that, for me, for us, Manny could still have won. We were all shocked during announcement of the winner.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley Saturday night in a shocking split decision, where most observers had Pacquiao winning the bout handily. HBO’s unofficial judge, Harold Lederman, scored it 119-109 for Pacquiao, awarding Bradley one round in the 12-round fight. (Forbes)
It was really shocking!
Yahoo sports 117-111 Pacquiao
Associated Press 117-111 Pacquiao
Sports Illustrated/CNN - 116-112 Pacquiao
ESPN - 119-109 Pacquiao
HBO Boxing - 119-109 Pacquiao
Bleacher Report - 116-112 Pacquiao
Fox Sports - 117-111 Pacquiao
Eh, what do they know? They're just a few of the most respected sports news agencies in the world...
What a shame! And this is the new world champion looks like right after the fight:
As Manny said, "Whatever happens, don't be discouraged about boxing," he said. "Next time."