Bradley Beats Pacquiao in ‘Worst Decision Ever’

Loose Ball: The much-maligned win against Manny Pacquiao stinks to everyone except Timothy Bradley.

Timothy Bradley (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Timothy Bradley (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Duane Ford, one of the two judges who favored Bradley in the fight, defended his scorecard Sunday.  “I thought Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I thought a lot of the rounds were close. Pacquiao missed a lot of punches, and I thought he was throwing wildly.”

Dunkin and Ford were clearly in the minority, since the majority was either baffled by the outcome or calling for major reform in judging fights.

Even though his victory has brought a lot of grief, Bradley might as well enjoy it. The record book says he won, and that’s really all that matters.

Deron Snyder’s Loose Ball column appears regularly on The Root. Follow him on Twitter and reach him at BlackDoor Ventures, Inc.

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