Originally Posted by J.B.
MMA has a lot of BS decisions too. Officials make mistakes in all sports.
The problem with judging in Boxing/MMA has always been the subjectivity. Judges have to record a score after each round and they don't have the benefit of being able to go back and watch replays like us keyboard warriors. Same thing goes for the "compubox" stats. That is just two guys pushing buttons as the fight is happening in real time and it's not a perfect science.
One thing I've noticed in a lot of discussions is that while the overwhelming majority of people obviously scored the fight for Pacquiao, the rounds that people gave to Bradley were all over the board. I think that is telling of the fact that the fight was closer than some think.
Still, I do agree that all of this controversy sucks for the sport, but that's how it goes sometimes. It's not the first time it's happened, and it won't be the last.
I agree to a certain extent, but the one's that happen in Boxing are not just due to how a couple of people viewed the fight, there is blatant cheating involved. Peterson/Khan springs to mind. Deducting points for pushing? That has never happened before and will never happen again.