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In 41 photos – Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao inspire the conspiracy theorists

by | 11th, June 2012

SO. Why did Filipino great Manny Pacquiao – winner of world titles in eight weight divisions – lose to his WBO welterweight title to American Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas? The judges proclaimed a split decision. Bradley remins undefeated in the face of the fact that Pacquiao landed 94 more punches (253 punches to 159), and should have won.

Said Pacquiao: “I accept what the result is.” But whan asked if the thoght he’d won the fight, Pacquiao answered: “Absolutely, yes.” Acceptance is movable target.

Promoter Bob Arum manages both fighters. A lucrative rematch has been scheduled. Says Arum: “Can you believe that? Unbelievable. I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, ‘I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.'”

Let the conspiracy theories vent:

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Manny Pacquiao, right, from the Philippines, and Timothy Bradley, from Palm Springs, Calif., trade blows in the first round of their WBO welterweight title fight Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)



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