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

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.'”

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Posted: 11th, June 2012 | In: Sports | Comment