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Old 06-11-2012, 02:22 AM
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Here is the official scorecard.

I never bother trying to score a fight on Saturday nights when I'm watching around a bunch of people. There is usually too many distractions for me to give it my undivided attention. I really felt like Manny won the fight after watching last night, but when I sat down and scored it round by round today I had a slightly different impression.

I can see a few different scenarios where this fight gets called for either Pacquiao or Bradley. When comparing it to the official scorecards, mine looked like this after watching the replay....
Pacquiao: 9 | 10 | 10 | 10 | 10 | 10 | 9 | 10 | 9 | 9 | 9 | 9 | 114
Bradley: 10 | 9 | 9 | 9 | 9 | 9 | 10 | 9 |10|10| 10 | 10 | 114

Round 1, I gave to Bradley, along with judge Duane Ford.

Round 2, I scored for Pacquiao. The only judge to score round 2 for Bradley was Jerry Roth, who was also the only judge who scored the fight in favor of Pacquiao.

Rounds 3 - 6, all Manny Pacquiao in my opinion. However, Round 5 was scored for Bradley by CJ Ross and Duane Ford but I scored it for Pacquiao.

Round 7, all three judges and I scored it for Bradley.

Round 8, I scored for Pacquiao along with judge Roth.

Round 9
, I ultimately scored for Bradley but it was a very close round. Only judge Ford scored it for Bradley.

Rounds 10 - 12, I scored for Bradley. Judge Ford scored round 11 for Pacquiao.

My final score: 114-114, Draw.

Overall, it was a pretty decent fight that will always be smeared with controversy, but what else is new in Boxing?

Pacquiao was never really hurt, but he did get pressed off and on throughout the fight, and at times almost bullied on the inside in a Hopkins/Holyfield head first style. Pac blasted Bradley with some great shots in every round, and while judges don't give out 10-10 rounds, I think there were some pretty close rounds throughout this fight.

I'm not saying we should all take off our tin-foil hats just yet, but I do think the fight was closer than a lot of people are making it out to be. I scored it a draw, but I would still lean towards Pac as the winner of the fight. So, if the fix was in and Arum wants to milk a rematch this fall, that's fine. Pac can KO Bradley in a rematch like he said he will, then fight Floyd in 2013. Or, maybe Arum did rig the fight and he will be outed by one of his buddies?

Last edited by J.B.; 06-11-2012 at 06:59 AM.
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