Judge Jerry Roth on Pacquiao-Bradley: “How anybody could see that fight so one-sided is beyond me”

June 12, 2012 – 7:15 am by Chris Fedor

Saturday night’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley had one of the most controversial decisions that I can remember in the sport of boxing. Analysts, writers and talk show hosts have all voiced their frustration with Bradley winning a split decision over Pacquiao. All three judges had the fight close and all three have spoken out and defended their decision. There was one judge who had Manny Pacquiao winning. It was veteran Nevada boxing judge Jerry Roth. The boxing public tends to side with him.

Roth joined ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas with Cofield and Cokin to explain his scoring from Saturday night’s fight, whether he is surprised that many in the media thought the fight was lopsided, if the criticism the judges have received gets to him, whether he has ever been called in front of the commission to explain his scoring and if he thinks judges from outside need to be brought in to judge mega-fights.

On his scoring from Saturday night’s fight:

“Well there were a lot of close rounds but I thought in the early part of the fight Pacquiao was doing very good. In fact I gave him five of the first six rounds. Then in the latter part of the fight I thought he just didn’t do enough. He didn’t have that killer instinct he usually has. He was sort of backing up, Bradley was coming on and I thought coming on fairly strong. That’s why I gave four of the last six rounds to Bradley and ended up a two point fight, seven to five.”

Whether he is surprised that many in the media thought the fight was lopsided:

“Yes I’m completely surprised at anybody that could score the fight 11-1. I don’t know how they could’ve done something like that. We judge round by round. We sit there for three minutes, judge the round and give the scores to the referee and that’s it. We don’t talk about in the fourth round how we scored the third round or talk to people to our left or to our right, we’re concentrating on that fight and that fight only. How anybody could see that fight so one-sided is beyond me. I just can’t fathom that somebody could see such a fight so one-sided.”

If the criticism the judges have received gets to him:

“I know it’s going to get to me because I blame a lot of it on TV. People watch television and they hear Harold (Lederman) and some of the other people talking and they say it’s such a one-sided fight and that’s the way they see it. When I watch a fight, when I watch the playback of a fight, I turn the sound down and watch it, then I score. When I hear the scores that are going to be 11-1, 10-2 or scores of this nature, I know there’s going to be controversy and of course there was.”

Have you ever been called in front of the commission to explain your scoring?

“No. (Host: Does that ever happen? Is there ever an investigation into the scoring?) I can’t answer that. I know that I was never investigated on scoring, ever. I’ve been doing this for over 30 years. (Would you be open to explaining why you scored something the way you did?) Absolutely, sure. (Host: Do you think the sport needs that?) No. I mean all three judges had the fight very close. We were all watching it from three different angles. To me, it was a close fight.”

Whether he thinks judges from outside Nevada need to be brought in to judge mega-fights:

“Maybe I’m biased okay but I think Nevada has some of the best judges in the world. We practice it for a long time, we’ve had a lot of fights here and I’m not one that really likes the idea of bringing in a lot of people from out of town. Sometimes people come in from out of town and they have a lot of even rounds or they do this or that or they come from different parts of the world. We try to watch fights, see fights, so that we’re uniformed and we do the best we can to be uniformed and I think we have the best officials in the world right here.”

Listen to Jerry Roth on ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas here

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  1. 147 Responses to “Judge Jerry Roth on Pacquiao-Bradley: “How anybody could see that fight so one-sided is beyond me””

  2. “He was sort of backing up, Bradley was coming on and I thought coming on fairly strong. That’s why I gave four of the last six rounds to Bradley and ended up a two point fight, seven to five.”

    That logic doesn’t make any sense. Mayweather backs up for a full 36 minutes of every fight of his career except against Cotto and Mosley but he’s undefeated. Pacquiao used effecting slipping/blocking to make Bradley miss an incredible 81% of his punches! Going forward and MISSING is not the same thing as going forward and HITTING!

    By Brett on Jun 12, 2012

  3. The Pacquiao-Bradley fight last Saturday needs a proper authority’s investigation on what went wrong in the process of judging. The competent investigators upon their findings will recommend for the sanctions or punitive actions to the two judges and implement whatever will be the recommendations. At the extent part of actions to be taken, if there need be, strip Bradley of the undeserved victory to ventilate and restore the dignity and integrity the sport of boxing.

    By Esmindo Cuda on Jun 12, 2012

  4. A million people watching globally in general concedes that pac unanimously won the fight in a landslide. I myself saw the fight and was just finishing my breakfast and smugly waiting for the verdict to be announced in Packy’s favour. So onesided was the fight that I was so startled to hear the finsal verdict that i thought I heard it wrongly.

    So what makes these 3 judges’s decision so vastly different from the rest of the world? because they were assigned to officially do it does not mean that they are correct when the majority of other people who have seen the fight saw something else opposed to what the final call was.

    By Roberto Dura on Jun 12, 2012

  5. the fans, the fighters and the boxing itself need JUSTICE, fight of this magnitude shall be insulated from game fixing, ask Arum if he had a hand on this. This incident paves the way out of boxing, HELLO UFC…..

    By Nanz on Jun 12, 2012

  6. The response of this judge solidified the reason as to why he should no longer judge fights, especially Pacquiao’s fights. He states “Then in the latter part of the fight I thought he just didn’t do enough. He didn’t have that killer instinct he usually has.” The very fact that he is comparing Pac’s current performance to past performances can only mean he was swayed by some high expectations. Just because Bradley “survived”, doesn’t automatically mean he was doing well. He should be judging what he is seeing, not what he is expecting.

    By Jim on Jun 12, 2012

  7. Also, the rest of us were not high on bath salt while watching the fight. The only way somebody could see this as a win, or even close to a win for Bradley had to be high on drugs.

    My solution, follow Mayweather’s advice for random drug testing, but include refs and judges along with the fighters.

    By Brett on Jun 12, 2012

  8. Bradley was running away and avoiding and scared in the last many rounds. Bradley was a combination of Cotto, Mosley and Clottey in the last few rounds where he would run and avoid, punch a bit, and run and avoid. Among them four, he may be the better boxer but he was still running. And the fight was not even a close fight than the last Marquez fight and Manny won that. How come then this judge can give he win to Bradley? This judge is the one who’s one sided for Bradley.

    By Neil P on Jun 12, 2012

  9. No matter explanation this 2 judges will say, bottom line is that there to old to see and they need to retire, I am o boxing fan but last saturday i think boxing is so dirty and i would not want see any of that crap anymore. come on Mr. Roth be honest (how much money did you get from this fight) HA.

    By super fly weight on Jun 12, 2012

  10. They have to protect their decisions ofcourse… close figth my foot! Iam 100% agree with Brett Floyd usually backing up the whole 12 rounds.. where is the logic pacman backing up to lay some traps cause bradly dont want to engage anymore. the effective agressiveness ang ring generalship oviously are for pacman I gave Tim a creadit to hung in ther but, He just outclass big time with clear and power punches. judges just want to protect their butts…

    By Rob Dizon on Jun 12, 2012

  11. He is too old to be a boxing judge, when he said ” pacquiao was sort of backing up” it doesn’t make sense at all. On the 2nd half of the fight pacquiao was consistently pursuing bradley to knock him out but to no avail coz bradley was the one backing up and afraid to engage.

    By marco briones on Jun 12, 2012

  12. I had seen the replay from the tape i recorded.The only round i could give to Bradley was the 10th round.Been a boxing enthusiast since
    1959.I should know something about how to observe from a fight who’s the boxer who wins!! Can’t i?
    Too evident.Pacquiao did not lose that fight.
    And he was backing up? The other guy(Bradley) was the one backing up.Pacquiao does not have a history of backing up.He always go forward.
    Holy Toledo!! Somebody from the government needs to get into this mess and really fix this.
    Let’s just be honest here,Bradley did not win that fight.I will respect him much if he can return that belt to either WBO or Pacquiao and maybe both of you guys can do the rematch.
    There is always a lingering question if he keeps that belt.

    By iriga city boy on Jun 12, 2012

  13. Theories of conspiracy really exist.

    By marco briones on Jun 12, 2012

  14. Look closely at ford’s 1st response to scoring. Pacman had 5 out of the 1st 6. Then had 2 out of the last 6 rounds. Simple math would shows he had it 7-5 for pacman not Bradley. Where did Bradley win the extra rounds?

    By Kyle k on Jun 12, 2012

  15. I totally agree with Neil P. These judges were bought. Money is the No. 1 evil. How can you not see the dominance of Pacman in the fight? Have you counted the power punch? Have you considered the percentage of punch thrown as against the punch that make a hit? For 3 judges having the same score with one going to Pacman is impossible. The only explanation is for you guys to talk about it before the fight.

    By Gemini2run2 on Jun 12, 2012

  16. The controversy is so easy to explain… THE JUDGES ARE BIASED… They are all Americans… and that includes the referee, the promoters, the venue and location, etc. Only one Asian in all of these – Manny Pacquiao. That explains it… lol

    By Buddy Guzman on Jun 12, 2012

  17. I agree that Pacquiao has lost his killer instinct. He could have finished Bradley in the 5th or sixth round when Bradley was stunned and yet for the frist 2 minutes of the succeeding rounds he just bobbed and weaved hardly throwing a punch! Somehow, I suspect that Arum instructed him not to knockout Bradley!

    By Fred on Jun 12, 2012

  18. The result of the fight was well-planned, all of the judges scored 115-113 with one one judge favoring pacquiao. If the fight was close the scoring maybe indebatable, but it was so lopsided that even little kid watching the fight would who really know who the winner was…
    Of course if judges eyes were being covered with millions of bucks how can they see rightly?

    By marco briones on Jun 12, 2012

  19. jerry roth used to be good but has been slipping. he was on of the judges that gave rios a win over abril – an even worse decision than this one. duane ford, on the other hand, gave manny 115-113 last time in the jmm3 fight so maybe he took some flak then and thought he could avoid it by giving bradley a break. bottom line, these once-great judges should retire. bring in some younger, fresher blood.

    By rasec on Jun 12, 2012

  20. Ooh if that’s the case, maybe i should enter boxing cuz now i know that just by punching as many as i can without landing anything i can be be the winner..(at least thats what bradley did) and by the way i think mr. roth needs his eyes to be examined because when i watched the tape “without the sound” i did not saw bradley being the fighter who controlled the fight neither having the killer instinct, that manny had at least he showed it trough half of the fight and what i saw that night was just survival instinct. HE WAS THE ONE BACKING UP not pacquiao! now i know that boxing today is NOT about landing effective, high volume, clean punches. but now its about ineffective, (or what i call “air punch” cuz the punches did not landed) high volume unclean punches ” may be that will impress the judges”. I think you guys need’s to transfer your judging ability’s on a world pageant. there u can judge accurately cuz contestants are great on impressing not by boxing! how absurd!

    By waldrich Friley on Jun 12, 2012

  21. Addendum:
    Or better still,Bradley can do a magnanimous gesture.Meet with Pacquiao,do a press conference,tell the world that Pacquiao was the winner and give him back the belt.
    Can (Bradley) do that?
    That will get him more fans and respect.
    Then do the rematch.
    Remember,the people who watched the fight were not only from the States.There were millions from other countries who woke up early
    or stayed late just to witness a miscarriage of justice.They ain’t gonna like that.
    Those millions out there,though you consider them as 3rd world people,or undeveloped,they still believe in fair play and honesty.
    They abhor injustice.And last Saturday,they witnessed a grave one.

    By iriga city boy on Jun 12, 2012

  22. Maybe these two judges had betted money against pacman so please make sure state of nevada be involved in this crooked judgment

    By Lloyd on Jun 12, 2012

  23. I`m 100% sure that there`s a conspiracy involve between the 3 blind mice,keith keizer,michael buffer and the referee…When it comes to money people gets crazy and greedy…use your common sense people…

    By vincent love on Jun 12, 2012

  24. Most of the people I know when reach 70, they needs wheelchair, and lives in the Nursing Homes. Those 2 Judges are 71 years old, I again, I said most, not all of the seniors needs assistance living or total care.

    By ROBERTO on Jun 12, 2012

  25. One Thing for sure, the FAN at Home has the Advantage of Instant REPLAY between ROUNDS…I am sure that those JUDGES counted a lot of Punches that in REALITY Manny blocked with his Forearms and GLOVES…That is why we know the fight wasn’t even close and JERRY ROTH doesn’t have a CLUE….

    By HUNA on Jun 12, 2012

  26. Conspiracy.Let the authority check their bank account abroad.

    By NOLS on Jun 12, 2012

  27. Over 30 years?!! That’s why this judge is thick headed. He can’t do wrong, can he? Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!!! It’s time to retire these judges! The media technology (close-ups, HDs, slow-motions etc.) can’t lie that these judges were blind or bought!

    By Brad Lee on Jun 12, 2012

  28. This is a warning alarm for Nevada Athletic Commission. I don’t whether the fight between Manny vs. Bradley was fixed or Judges corrupted.
    However, Nevada Athletic Commission must proper inquiry on that fight. The Commissioner can’t say nothing funny business wasn’t happened without accredit investigation.
    I ask for proper investigation on Manny vs. Bradley bout result.

    By Chop Chop on Jun 12, 2012

  29. This is a warning alarm for Nevada Athletic Commission. I don’t know about whether the fight between Manny vs. Bradley was fixed or Judges corrupted.
    However, Nevada Athletic Commission must proper inquiry on that fight. The Commissioner can’t say nothing funny business wasn’t happened without accredit investigation.
    I ask for proper investigation on Manny vs. Bradley bout result

    By Chop Chop on Jun 12, 2012

  30. all judges scored it 115-113. It’s fishy.

    By yagbolsco on Jun 12, 2012

  31. Jerry Roth maybe needs a new pair of glasses or maybe he is senile. He was probably counting all the punches that Manny was blocking with his arms. Those punches were not connecting 85% of the time.

    By anonymous on Jun 12, 2012

  32. tim bradley, just be man enough. return the belt bec. it doesn’t belong to you. it’s manny’s. recall what you were bragging before the fight. or havent’ you lost your senses after getting battered by pacquiao?

    By mellow on Jun 12, 2012

  33. in addition to the 3 stupid judges, please do not allow that referee to officiate again. he is too old, he can’t run! he is so slow in
    breaking the fighters.

    By mellow on Jun 12, 2012

  34. Jerry Roth was using the example 11-1 landslide as an excuse because alot of fans that I read that wrote on boxing blogs are not saying that. Majority are saying 9-3 or 8-4 for Manny. The 8-4 was being generous. The questions are the scorecards of CJ Ross and Duane Ford. we’ll use for arguement for example The rounds that they gave to Bradley for example the 5th and 8th round, Manny was the more effective fighter and with cleaner hits. You can start from those two rounds alone and figure out how they could have even score that for Bradley. Or how about the second round that CJ Ross scored for Bradley? The scoring does not reflect with the way the fight was fought round by round.

    By rhino on Jun 12, 2012

  35. how come WBO is silent in this controversy.
    Hey! get the belt and give it to pacquiao!!!!

    By budoy on Jun 12, 2012

  36. No justice required here. Let’s all just move to MMA!! Boxing has lost me forever!

    By tonyastro on Jun 12, 2012


    By Erik20 on Jun 12, 2012

  38. Sen. Reid, where are you? I think sir, this is the right time to return some imnportant favors to pacquiao. Pls. do what is necessary as a public servant. Almost everybody is crying out for justice here!

    By sumayusep on Jun 12, 2012

  39. Oh we make our judgement based on listening to Lederman? Mr.Roth judges only see the action from one angle but viewer see it from many angles. And BTW, how can 48 out of 51 boxing writers see in favor of Pacquiao? Stop protecting your 2 colleagues.

    By Jeremy on Jun 12, 2012

  40. Even the judge that gave the fight to Pacquiao said you guys are stupid and don’t know shit about boxing!

    By Skill Vs Pills on yOutube on Jun 12, 2012

  41. Mr. Roth we all know you old farts got paid! Please explain all the uniform scoring???? Please STFU! I want my PPV refund 100%!!!!! I lost thousands money to these mafia this is stealing in broad daylight! We need our money back! Someone should be accountable and if found guilty should go to jail! This is bank robbery no if and dont! I want my money back!

    By George Sotti on Jun 12, 2012

  42. In my honest oppinion have of those complaining on Here that it was such a controversey that pacquiao lost is just a pacman fan. I am a pacmam fan and i had Bradley wining a few of those close rounds. It was a very close and competetive fight and Bradley boxing skills and foot work was amazing then most of his last rights. Pacquiao hasn’t been so impressive in his last 2 bouts and he should have stepped it up in this one and knocked Bradley on his ass like he knocked out the first few fighters those were one sided fights. Pacquiao simply didn’t do enough he got to comfortable which caused him to lose the rounds he did pacquiao missed so many punches with Bradley ducking and moving he normally is very accurate and wasn’t this time. There was mabe 5 good punches I’n the whole fight that backed Bradley up not hurt but backed em up and Bradley also had punches backing pacquiao up. Through out the whole commentary all I heard was about pacquiao nothing Bradley was doing why? Because its pacquiao and its clear favortism. In my opinion pacquiao should have known he was going in their with an American boxer that’s undefeated and has a tremendous career of boxing especially before becoming a proffessional and should have known to really win this fight he had to rely on speed an slower not points pacquiao has never been much of a boxer and he looks uncomfortable when other boxers begin to box against him rather then standing toe to toe which is why Bradley chnaged his game plan after round 5. It was a very close fight but the pacquiao every one knows never showed up and the Bradley that’s undefeated and been wining his fights was there and gave it his all credit is given where its due. I couldn’t believe the nonsense coming out of the commentators mouth for boxing experts they should open there eyes and not be so favored toward a boxer but comment on each and every aspect if the fight that’s happening with both fighters. To me there was no cobtroversey I’m a big fan of pacquiao and now even a bigger fan of Bradley and in ny opinion pacquiao and mayweather will go down the same way mayweather will out class pacquiao.

    By Boxing19845 on Jun 12, 2012

  43. It seems that Jerry Roth is part of this conspiracy playing his role as the one to split the verdict.

    Everyone else other than these three saw a clear lead, the fight wasn’t close.

    By rudy on Jun 12, 2012

  44. Hey all: I’m a fan of da Pacman, and there’s no doubt Pac won the fight. But: after round 6 Manny it appeared to us watching the fight that Pacman was tired. Granted, he’s 33, but he slowed down and was no longer dominating rounds. The first 5 rounds -except for the 2nd round – were easy, Pacman victories. But Manny took a round or two off, and even the first half of several other rounds. This opened the door for a Bradley-biased official. Manny needs to KO opponents, or be in better shape. Freddie Roach – your fighter wasn’t in shape for a 12 round brawl!

    By Drake on Jun 12, 2012

  45. As a citizen, I believe that pacquiao win, Americans know what is right or wrong, Americans are not cheaters, I believe in democracy.I think they should review the tape and if they find out that this judges fix their scores they should get charge and wont judge on boxing again. That’s my opinion.

    By unkown on Jun 12, 2012

  46. Pacman hurt Bradley on several occasions, and Pac went for the KO at least once. Bradley never hurt Pac. In the last few rounds if Pacman had just stood in the center of the ring and called on Bradley to fight -instead of run, or retreat, he would have won. Against counter-punchers, the “fighter” needs to stand and beckon the runner to fight – not run.

    By Drake on Jun 12, 2012

  47. the judges were blinded by high expectation with Manny Pacman…so they gave the belt to Bradley…the worst decision ever made in boxing history…

    By reylopez on Jun 12, 2012

  48. Roth, you intentionally scored 115-113 instead of a rational 118-112 to fit in the split decision banditry of which you are a connivant, you smelly old man! You can hardly read anything in front of you and you want us to believe that you can actually and clearly follow what was commencing very, very fast in the ring, which even a young person with a 20/20 vision and excellent mental faculties would have difficulty assessing? You cheat! I hope this become a federal crime and you rot in prison with your boss Kizer! Why don’t you retire, you fossil!

    By Vincent on Jun 12, 2012

  49. The only sport I ever liked was boxing but when something becomes so corrupt it is no longer worth watching. A few words come to mind:
    injustice, racket, dishonesty
    breach of trust, bribery, crookedness, fraud, payoff, racket, sham.
    The judges should be investigated then charged with malfeasance and fired.

    The disgrace I witness last night has ruined boxing forever!!! The FBI needs to investigate because the fight was fixed, Manny was robbed, and the fans of boxing were disrespected beyond words. The judges should be investigated and their licenses revoked!!!!

    Manny Pacquiao won the Fight Clearly without question. Decent Hard Working Folks went to Nevada during a RECESSION and bet on this bout believing it was a Legitimate event. If the Verdict is not RIGHTED, then that will mean that the State of NEVADA is not engaging in Legitimate Gaming Business and is no more honorable than the Mafia.


    By Dr. Bently on Jun 12, 2012

  50. I am saddened by this in your face straight out sabotaged decision. We watched the fight and we clearly felt Manny was ripped off. I agree the judges should be investigated. I have never witnessed such an outright crazy plot to rip off the title and give it to Bradley who almost got knocked out. That is why he may have broke his foot. Manny’s power was clearly too much for him. I have been a loyal boxing fan for 25 to 30 years and have never witnessed something so outright blatant. Just dirty politics as usual, the men with their dirty money. We all know who really won this fight. The next one should be at the stadium in Texas where there are no fixes. Make it fair. Manny will knock Bradley out this time. Shame on you Vegas, not cool. You ripped us all off!! Beware Bradley. You got a pity win.

    By Dr. Bently on Jun 12, 2012

  51. tim bradley,u know the whole round from 1 to 12 that u loss.i salute u because of ur’ self confident @ u have a big heart as a warrior but i salute u more if u return the belt and tel to bob arum,…lets get ready to rumble this coming Nov. 10 Bradley Pacman II..,.and for my idol pacman,..forget the bible just only for 1 nyt,.fight as a warrior same before when u beat the legendary of mexico marco antonio the assasin barrera…NO NEED JUDGES

    By sellichra on Jun 12, 2012

  52. Enough is enough!!!!! This is killing boxing! My little son who knows absolutly nothing about boxing knew Manny won the fight. Manny threw more punches, landed more punches, threw more power punches, landed more power punches, He hurt bradley on a few occasions. So how is it that bradley won the fight?! I will never pay or watch a fight that is held in Las Vegas again.

    By Dr. Bently on Jun 12, 2012

  53. I’m all over the internet but did not encounter any single post that that says 11-1. This is simply an excuse of this urine-smelling bandit! It bugs me no end why at his age, he’s still involved in a sport where lives are at stake! The negligence, stupidity and greed of the NSAC people is MIND-BOGGLING!

    By Vincent on Jun 12, 2012

  54. Good Bye BOXING…!!! Hello UFC…!!!

    By romlpareja on Jun 12, 2012

  55. Not getting hit anymore for a period of time while also not being able to inflict relevant punches, after being clearly vandalized for several rounds doesn’t make you a winner.
    But the shrill and scandalous, inveterate liar Joel Diaz, bradley’s trainer fools himself and thinks otherwise!

    By Vincent on Jun 12, 2012

  56. #1 Bad judging – judges should be reprimanded or fired. #2 Fight outcome needs to be null and title given back to Manny. #3 Bad history of unfair off-the-wall judging in the state of Nevada.

    They need to interviewed the judges. Did they even watch the fight. I know they were paid off.

    R.I.P Boxing…….these judges are just few of the many judges that have obviously killed this amazing sport….how could someone be dominating the whole fight lose? Thanks to these judges, they made that happen. They should be investigated, reprimanded and penalized. After that, ship them to Afghanistan and let them fend for themselves.

    I saw that fight and clearly manny won the fight without a doubt, the way judges score fights now a days is a disgrace for the sport of boxing. If this decision is not overturned and given to the rightful winner or at least give Manny back his belt, I for one am not paying to see the rematch. I think that all true fans of manny paquiao like myself should boycott the rematch and not pay for it. Because of judges like those, boxing will crumble into darkness. It is heart breaking and downright disgraceful to do this to Manny Pacquiao, his team, fanbase and even pure boxing fans. For all that Pacquiao has given to Nevada, the judges, commission and whoever involved screw him over just to get richer. A change needs to happen and investigation if these judges and even Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. Bradley was quoted telling Arum, “i tried hard, but i just couldnt beat him” before the decision was made. Bradley’s wife thought he lost, the look on Bradley’s corner men thought he lost. Further evidence, people who hate or nit a bug fan of Manny Pacquiao like the Mayweather’s said Manny won the fight.
    It was clear Manny won! This shows the world boxing is RIGGED – this isn’t WWE! I will NEVER buy PPV again, as well as the 25+ people I was with. Rematch could have still happened without this decision. The stats do not lie. Overturn is DEMANDED by the WORLD. Check ANY publication. Bradley LOST!! Show the world what is fair. Investigation is required for those 2 judges! People say boxing is rigged and officials are corrupt, and the the judges proved it with their decision.
    NSAC needs to be investigated!! BLATANT CORRUPTION!!!
    n my opinion Manny Pacquiao did win and I have more respect for him as he showed what it means to be a PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE. “I did my best, but I guess my best wasn’t good enough…respect the decision, but I 100% believe I won the fight. I hope this dismay doesn’t cause people to discard the sport. I’m still here. I can fight,” Pacquiao said. This isn’t Bradley’s fault, it’s bigger than that. I didn’t like Bob Arum’s comment as he said, “I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous.” Who’s to blame? I’m not sure who is at fault, but an investigation is needed. Keep boxing as a sport and not an act of entertainment.
    1. The two (2) judges need to be expelled;
    2. There should be strict criteria as to how to elect judges – i.e., they must really know what they are doing!
    3. Check Bob Arum’s real participation with this disgusting result!
    4. Manny to look for a real good, morally-motivated promoter!

    This isn’t just an injustice to Manny Pacquiao, but an injustice to all the fans, and boxing as a whole. Boxing is in a real bind today, and this may be the low blow that DQ’s or TKO’s boxing for good. The result of this fight has only exasperated the situation. I implore that the decision for this fight be overturned and ruled in either Pacquiao’s favor, or at the very least a no contest. I am not speaking on the behalf of being a Pacquiao fan, I am speaking on the behalf of being a boxing fan. What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong. The fight was clearly dominated by Pacquiao. This is one of the greatest robberies in sports history.

    Boxing is on life support, and I’m afraid if this terrible travesty of what boxing has been reduced to isn’t corrected, then I hold dire reservations as to the future of the sport. Please honor us fans, honor this beloved sport and do the right thing. I appreciate your time, energy, and consideration.
    The whole world was shocked with the result. How can you do this to Pacman! SHAME ON YOU JUDGES!!! Shame on you Bradley for accepting the belt . You know that you really dont deserve to win !!!

    Disgracing the sport of boxing should never be condoned. Shame, shame, shame.
    If we can’t show the hundred million people who viewed the game the Power of sportsmanship and honesty then we can never attain and expect equality and fairness iin this lifetime and in all sectors of any organizations. Have we lost the only Pride we have as human beings ….Respect and Dignity.

    By RIP BOXING 1921 - 2012 on Jun 12, 2012

  57. What makes this terrible scandal bile-raising is that this “LIKEABLE” Bradley according to his “honest to goodness” image projection in 24/7, had the gall to look happy and victorious after he was announced the victor. GwaarrrkK!
    I like the idea of a rematch if only because i’d like to see his and his trainer’s yuccky grin evaporate. Otherwise, I hate to see him paid nicely again because of his stomach-churning shamelessness! He doesn’t deserve any pay anymore, this cheat!

    By Vincent on Jun 12, 2012

  58. To: Boxing19845
    Hahaha! that’s bs. you’re not a Pacman fan obviously. You can’t fool us.
    How are your related to Bradley? Lol!

    By Al on Jun 12, 2012

  59. They asked Bradley after the fight, “Did you think you won.”
    Bradley responded, “I have to check the tape.”
    Hahaha, he doesn’t even know if he won..

    Then they rewind the tape to show how he sprain his ankle… It mainly shows how he was getting beat up by power punches by Manny… funny.

    Bradley said “I was just trying to get away from his punches.” lol.

    He ran away the whole time in the court. I bet he felt Manny’s power punch.

    If you can watch Timothy’s other boxing, he is the one chasing. This time he was being hunted by Manny, and nothing but a prey. No wonder he doesn’t know if he won.

    By Emmanuel Gisparo on Jun 12, 2012

  60. I paid $65 for this fight. Saw a great fight by Manny and was just disgusted by what happened. I had my boys watch the fight the next day without me telling them who won. They had Manny winning the fight 10 rounds to 2. How can a 14 and 15 year old get it right but professional judges are blind.


    By Joshua Wooten on Jun 12, 2012

  61. Even someone who is working for 30-40 years can make also a lot of mistakes. I got my glasses when I was 40 years old and now that I am 60, I need to review everything I did more than twice and sometimes more. And still I can find few mistakes. Judges need to review the tape and change it to slowmotion, so they can see very well, what really happened. They should correct those discrepancies. Imagine how many mistakes these judges committed for the last 30 yeats and still get away with it. It´s about time to clean corruption in boxing as well. Sports governing body is now cleaning fixed fighting in footbal, they need to vacuum dirty business in boxing too. We must not let this blunder go away. WE FANS GOT SCREWED.

    By Ros on Jun 12, 2012

  62. This is my thought. The money that was received from the casinos from betting on Bradley wouldn’t cover the amount of winnings for payout if Manny wins. So, the fact that almost all the people bet on Manny (lots of money came in), the enormous amount the casino would make just covering a small amount of money on Brad’s win made it clear that the judges has something to do with this decision. Arum may have not paid the judges, but the Casinos did!

    By Mhalou Consengco on Jun 12, 2012

  63. the boxing now is really crap unlike my time lucky i’m retired now otherwise all of this 3 judges i will hang them in front of mandalay bay hotel

    By tito trinidad on Jun 12, 2012

  64. If the decision is not overturned and those judges investigated, I will not invest another dime on the sport of boxing.

    By Joshua Wooten on Jun 12, 2012

  65. all bradley can show was how to effectively punch his opponent on his gloves and arms and mastering back pedaling all night long.WOW!

    By Peter_dbest on Jun 12, 2012

  66. Buy the out come of the decision and disgrace in two Judges I decided not to order any more boxing events I am am finished with boxing until this is solved

    By Robert Keller on Jun 12, 2012

  67. I think those judges are redneck who are prejudice to minorities. The way they judge the fight reflects their prejudice act against a Asians. Where the hell they got their points to justify Bradley’s win? I think it would be best to get these judges spend their lives in jail who have committed such big time fraud in front of worldwide viewers. The Federal government should do something on this in order that boxing sport won’t be dead.

    By Miguel Cotto on Jun 12, 2012

  68. Looks like those three judges are well ready for their retirement. Just don’t know how much each got to screw the Pacquiao-Bradley Fight.

    I bet they got millions, nice for a retirement.

    By Eewoll on Jun 12, 2012

  69. what a disgrace. I feel like a whole Nation was robbed not just Manny and his successful career. But the people of Philipines who were on a National Holiday to watch their Hero outperform Bradley.

    Just saddening to see how corrupt boxing is.
    Bob Arum screwed him over for the last time, wanting to make more money out of a trilogy and
    what a shame money can do…

    This needs to be investigated. And if i were bradley i would hand what Manny deserves.
    Manny is a true champ and stayed Humble about this shameful event.
    This has ruined the sport for many who have passion for/those who are true fans of 1 of the best boxers in the world Manny pacquaio This may be the worst decision anyone could witness.Completely cooked and bs without doubt.

    Manny controled and man handled Bradley without questions asked.His foot work and power punches that landed was untouchable . his accurancy percentage was way higher. and how in the hell does someone loose from a 10 round shut out out 12 rounds?

    this is Blasphemy, and by god this needs to be looked into.
    looked like some WWF shit… Arum and those 3 judges need to be pounded and put into a hell in the cell match.

    No words could explain my anger towards this decision.

    Please people take the time out to sign this petition and tell your friends to do so as well . Manny was robbed and we need to make things right for him and give him the win that he was clearly robbed and deemed a loss .

    Nevada must hold their judges accountable for this preposterous decision. If the current decision stands, the future of Nevada boxing is in jeopardy and the state could lose millions of dollars in revenue. Promoters will have no choice but to move their major prizefights to other states where the judging is reliable. The credibility of Nevada judging must be restored in the eyes of the public.

    It was not right and fair for Pacquiao, to those who payed on PPV and bought a ticket to watch. Pay a bum to judge and give them a $100.00 each to get a fair and honest judgment. Common sense is better than those who don’t make sense.

    We pay our hard earned money for these fights and not only the one which we feel cheated, but are loyal paying customers of many other fights. We deserve better than this! Clean up boxing, starting with this fight! A correcting a fight of this caliber and exposure would send a clear message to the public that corruption will no longer be tolerated and change is occurring in boxing. Please, do the right thing! BOXING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE MP. You are the real winner. investigate and fire the judges

    “THE DECISION” Blatant disrespect for the sport and to a man who has worked for where he is for 17 years of his life then not give him the right to another look by the commission he always looks make right decisions! You cannot have the 99% of the boxing world and casual fans understand who the winner is and leave boxing in turmoil. Do not let this sport die.

    By Mark Malcom on Jun 12, 2012

  70. i have seen enough. these judges are totally blind. you know, for such a long time they are judging maybe their glasses are not good enough or maybe they have eye problems because of old ages or maybe time has come for them to retire that they may have dementia already that they forget to pick the real winner. anyway, i think they won’t need to judge anymore because you know, they have won the lottery in misjudging the fight. I think their bank accounts have enough money already after this fight.

    By omg on Jun 12, 2012

  71. Judges reply. “Oh my god. Plain disgusting reply from a judge who is been doing it for 30 years. What a waste”.Case of high expectations and they are blindly judging throughout the fight.

    As a family of boxers and a boxing fan. I will not stop spamming until these things are fixed. I will not let the hard work of my relatives to be a victim of these incompetence.

    By junjunjun233 on Jun 12, 2012

  72. Haters and lovers of Pacquiao UNITES this time… A symbol of Justice. Shame on you.

    By Judgement on Jun 12, 2012

  73. the only difference now between WWE and boxing are the judges. with these boxing judges (especialy in vegas) around, WWE makes more fun to watch.

    Or better yet, bring on in the UFC judges, they are still clean, credible and still keeps their integrity.

    By edmund on Jun 12, 2012

  74. that is very clear game fixing!!!
    Mafia is now everywhere. they are money makers.
    they let Bradley win to have a rematch. then, higher tickets value. and bigger space stadium. thats business etc…

    By bosquejr on Jun 12, 2012

  75. I do believe most of this boxing officials Judges and referies alike should under go Alcohol or drug test free of influence,if you look at the environment they are in, were easy access to alcoholic beverage specially in the Big events are common plus perhaps some prescription drugs they also take at their age is bad combination it impeads your judgement and your clear vission.do you really believe at there age at some point in there life those influence were not a factor plus of course the common bribery added to it,remember they don’t call it SIN CITY for nothing.

    By Wil on Jun 12, 2012

  76. theyre old need to be replaced!

    By foxseek on Jun 12, 2012

  77. boxing should be played in 12 hours and 36 minutes. they should allow the review of replay within the fight! Judges as incompetent as these three need all the time in the world to review and check what really happened in each round. They need the super slow motion replay. With this extra time, Manny can also regain his spent energy used in pursuing his perpetual running opponents like Marquez, Bradley and Mosley.

    By edmund on Jun 12, 2012

  78. Oh come oh who are they trying to fool? do they think that the public are a bunch of morons that dont know what they see! ive watched the fight 4 times now sky version and primetime and it hasnt change my view of the truth since watching it live! Manny won and i had him wining 9-3 even lets say it was closer as this judge things n the rest lets say 7-5 manny still wins!! brads was no where near no WHERE near wining that figtht so lets no talk BS and the truth is truth corrupt as hell!

    By sajan on Jun 12, 2012

  79. It’s Pacquiao’s fault! He did not know the rule of the fight. It was “Perdi Gana”, the one who loses wins!!

    By Barok Mautakono on Jun 12, 2012

  80. Haters and lovers of Pacquiao UNITES this time… A symbol of Justice. Shame on you guys who did this. For the love of money is the root of all evil. Pacquiao like is very rare for the last decades you will remember what u did to him for the rest of your life.

    By Judgement on Jun 12, 2012

  81. How can you reconcile the decisions of the judges against what the audiences saw around the world and against the compubox records? It is simply ridiculous!

    By Victor Martin on Jun 12, 2012

  82. Pacquiao still the best boxer in the world. Despite what happen on his fight with Bradley. No more rematch it’s proven you won the fight. It’s time to fight Mayweather.

    By Alberto on Jun 12, 2012

  83. Clear & simple, Manny Pacquiao won & Tim Bradley lost.
    Something seriously needs to be done quickly regarding the this type of bad scoring by judges.
    A terrible decision like the one Saturday evening not only hurts the fighters but also the
    fans & all the boxing outlets.
    Tim Bradley should man-up & return the belt & still continue with rematch in November or
    whenever he heals up – as one of comments was written.
    And one of comments wrote that Sen. Reid should get involved & return a favor.
    And so he should!!
    The bottom line is Manny Pacquiao is a man of God & a man of God will prevail.
    And if that is his calling he should step away from boxing with his belt intacted.

    By Suspicious on Jun 12, 2012

  84. I got nothing to say but just read the comment from “Waldrich Friley” and that is the right way to stop corruption in sports. Bradley must help but if he really think he won the fight contrary to what he say to Bob Arum then he can kept the title. It is not right to blame Bradley. They are(Manny and Bradley)innocent to whatever the big plan of the cheaters.

    By Dadge Magpantay on Jun 12, 2012

  85. Its A Shame of all people they did it on manny,in due time these old judges will die and SATAN is patienly waiting for them.They should be scared for satan is waiting for there soul for what they did.they should start repenting for salvation.Our LORD God watched the fight and the dishonesty of these JUDGES.Maybe thats your retirement fund.money cant buy everlasting happines.Your dishonesty will not help you sleep at night.Judges come out and tell the truth about this FIght.Believe me more Blessings will come to Manny Pacquiao.God BLess The BOxing Fans and Pacman.

    By Jose G on Jun 12, 2012

  86. I’ll not anymore say any comments after reading all the previous ones. 99.9% or shall we say close to a hundred had openly spoke their disbeliefs regarding the outcome.This alone speaks a thousand words how bias and corrupt these people responsible in making this circus.

    By Leo John Quiachon on Jun 12, 2012

  87. During the interview Bradley told Kellerman:

    I’m going home to watch the replay and see if I really won the fight.

    By David Valderama on Jun 12, 2012

  88. Judges should have a regular training updates and their should be an age limit. Saturday fight will remain History and people will never forget it. The DAMAGE has been done! But its never too late for them to correct their mistakes. PACQUIAO should change his promoter and learned how to stand on his own feet without the shadow of BOB ARUM.

    By London Watchers on Jun 12, 2012

  89. they just want some attention thats all.. they’re old and maybe bored and alone in nursing homes.

    By Rob Dizon on Jun 12, 2012

  90. When asked if it were OK to bring in to Las Vegas referees from outside, part of his reply was, “We try to watch fights, see fights, so that we’re uniformed and we do the best we can to be uniformed and I think we have the best officials in the world right here.”

    This very statement of his is a huge contradiction to what he said earlier: “Then in the latter part of the fight I thought he just didn’t do enough. He didn’t have that killer instinct he usually has. He was sort of backing up, Bradley was coming on and I thought coming on fairly strong. That’s why I gave four of the last six rounds to Bradley and ended up a two point fight, seven to five.”

    Basing on his answer to the question on bringing in referees from outside Las Vegas he seems to be stating in strong terms that being UNINFORMED about the boxers whose performance are to be judged makes judges unbiased, but then from his own mouth he did not practice what he said as he said Manny Pacquiao did not have the killer instinct he usually had.

    Bottom line is his EXPECTATIONS of Manny Pacquaio affected his scoring, which is he gave to Bradly the nod in the rounds where Manny failed to deliver his expectaions!

    By Daniel on Jun 12, 2012

  91. When asked if it were OK to bring in to Las Vegas referees from outside, part of his reply was, “We try to watch fights, see fights, so that we’re uniformed and we do the best we can to be uniformed and I think we have the best officials in the world right here.”

    This very statement of his is a huge contradiction to what he said earlier: “Then in the latter part of the fight I thought he just didn’t do enough. He didn’t have that killer instinct he usually has. He was sort of backing up, Bradley was coming on and I thought coming on fairly strong. That’s why I gave four of the last six rounds to Bradley and ended up a two point fight, seven to five.”

    Basing on his answer to the question on bringing in referees from outside Las Vegas he seems to be stating in strong terms that being UNINFORMED about the boxers whose performance are to be judged makes judges unbiased, but then from his own mouth he did not practice what he said as he said Manny Pacquiao did not have the killer instinct he usually had.

    Bottom line is his EXPECTATIONS of Manny Pacquaio affected his scoring, which is he gave to Bradly the nod in the rounds where Manny failed to deliver his expectations!

    By Daniel on Jun 12, 2012

  92. When asked if it were OK to bring in to Las Vegas referees from outside, part of his reply was, “We try to watch fights, see fights, so that we’re uniformed and we do the best we can to be uniformed and I think we have the best officials in the world right here.”

    This very statement of his is a huge contradiction to what he said earlier: “Then in the latter part of the fight I thought he just didn’t do enough. He didn’t have that killer instinct he usually has. He was sort of backing up, Bradley was coming on and I thought coming on fairly strong. That’s why I gave four of the last six rounds to Bradley and ended up a two point fight, seven to five.”

    Basing on his answer to the question on bringing in referees from outside Las Vegas he seems to be stating in strong terms that being UNINFORMED about the boxers whose performance are to be judged makes judges unbiased, but then from his own mouth he did not practice what he said as he said Manny Pacquiao did not have the killer instinct he usually has.

    Bottom line is his EXPECTATIONS of Manny Pacquaio affected his scoring, which is he gave to Bradly the nod in the rounds where Manny failed to deliver his expectations!

    Nearly all saw the Manny Pacquiao posting a score better than a 115 – 113 win, including promoters, trainers, boxers, and sports analysts/writers, so what boxing event did those 3 judges based their judging on?

    By Daniel on Jun 12, 2012

  93. When asked if it were OK to bring in to Las Vegas referees from outside, part of his reply was, “We try to watch fights, see fights, so that we’re uniformed and we do the best we can to be uniformed and I think we have the best officials in the world right here.”

    This very statement of his is a huge contradiction to what he said earlier: “Then in the latter part of the fight I thought he just didn’t do enough. He didn’t have that killer instinct he usually has. He was sort of backing up, Bradley was coming on and I thought coming on fairly strong. That’s why I gave four of the last six rounds to Bradley and ended up a two point fight, seven to five.”

    Basing on his answer to the question on bringing in referees from outside Las Vegas he seems to be stating in strong terms that being UNINFORMED about the boxers whose performance are to be judged makes judges unbiased, but then from his own mouth he did not practice what he said as he said Manny Pacquiao did not have the killer instinct he usually has.

    Bottom line is his EXPECTATIONS of Manny Pacquaio affected his scoring, which is he gave to Bradly the nod in the rounds where Manny failed to deliver his expectations!

    Nearly all saw the Manny Pacquiao posting a score better than a 115 – 113 win, including promoters, trainers, boxers, and sports analysts/writers, so whatever criteria those 3 judges base their scoring on are WRONG AND highly questionable.

    By Daniel on Jun 12, 2012

  94. Bias is bias

    By DARWI ROBINOS on Jun 12, 2012

  95. these idiot judges are trying to sound incompetent, you can be prosecuted if you are found out to be corrupt but can’t if you’re incompetent. Seriously, if you are judging boxing for 20-30 years and you make a comment like “how anybody could see that fight as one sided is beyond me”, I believe you are not dumb but just playing dumb.

    By ritz on Jun 12, 2012

  96. Don’t worry. The judges and Bob Arum will all go to hell and won’t live in eternity. I don’t make mistakes.

    By GOD on Jun 12, 2012

  97. How could the three blind mice saw the fight differently from almost all the fans ALL OVER THE WORLD who watched the fight is the most appropriate question….

    By pikon on Jun 12, 2012

  98. Blame it on tv?? how about those in the arena??!! 99% of them think the fight wasn’t close! even Bradley is doubtful he won look how he address it by wanting to watch the tape of the fight,.. Guess all of those in the arena are blind too or the rest of the world are blind too and you 3 stooges are not

    By DeePee on Jun 12, 2012

  99. The damage is done, now this JUDGES backed it up their wrong doing verdict. What a shame. Better find a new job…

    By aries on Jun 12, 2012

  100. dont you know that to win in boxing,the judge will give the win to the the ones who was badly hurt?the one who who didnt put effective punches will won the fight.bradlye put some effective punches,but pacman gave the most devastatinf puches and power puches. Boxing now is about not hit your oppenent so you can win.because if you hit your oppenent,you will lose.

    By scott presley on Jun 12, 2012

  101. Mr. Jerry BTW how old are you,it might be we need to check your eyes. Bradley is the who keeps on running and running using his pedal system. You have need to check your eyes.

    By john on Jun 12, 2012

  102. this fuckers are too old to judge. why just they fucking die..?

    By gambit on Jun 12, 2012

  103. I therefor conclude that these 3, 75 year-old or older judges had a better eyesight than those 15 or 16 thousand in attendance..

    By jigx on Jun 12, 2012

  104. for me boxing is not a game of death, it showing of skills & superiority inside the ring.By this kind of judging the fans who love so much in boxing are the biggest losser. Go Manny we believed in you!

    By Pete on Jun 12, 2012

  105. I am fan of boxing for many years and still prefer the sweet science over emerging alternatives such as mixed martial arts (MMA and UFC), however, the decision victory given to Bradley over Pacquiao last June 9,2012 dampened my enthusiasm and strengthened my belief that the sport is controlled by organized gambling syndicate/mafia. In connection with this, I would like to present a new and highly plausible explanation on why and more importantly, how the gambling syndicate manipulated the key players and pulled the strings on their “puppet show” to determine the outcome of the match.
    1. Why was the fight rigged?
    The organized gambling syndicate in boxing monitored the ongoing betting in connection with the fight in its vast network of betting stations – both legal and illegal- above ground and underground within the U.S. and around the world. Days before the fight, the betting figures could have soared to several hundred million dollars. For illustration purposes, we could say that approximately 10,000 bets were placed on Pacquiao by big time gamblers with an average bet of US$100,000 per bet for a total of US$1 Billion with an estimated return of about US$250Million in case of a Pacquiao win. Only around 1,000 big time bets averaging also US$100,000 on the other hand, were placed in favor of Bradley totaling US$100Million with a possible return of US$360 Million given a Bradley win. Given the huge amount of money to be earned, the gambling mafia of boxing decided to pull the strings to give Bradley the decision since they expected to earn US$1Billion from the Pacquiao bets and lose only around US$360Million to pay for the Bradley bets, thus generating a net earning of around US$640 Million- a gigantic amount that is hard to forego as it could even possibly surpass the combined potential earnings of broadcast networks, promotional companies, individual fighters and other beneficiaries of the proposed superfight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    2. How the fight was rigged/how were the key players manipulated?
    The gambling syndicate deployed covert operatives to manipulate the key players INDIVIDUALLY/SEPARATELY, notably- the three judges and most probably Pacquiao himself with a mix of misinformation, deception, bribe/pseudo-bribe and possibly, even threat.

    2.1 Judge Ford and Ross. For the two judges who scored the bout in favor of Bradley, the operatives may have introduced themselves as members of an underground organization that loves boxing and seeks to keep the sport interesting and continually growing by trying to make bouts exciting and unpredictable and also ensure that new boxing superstars are continually produced. The operatives would (mis)inform the judges that they don’t care if either Pacquiao knocks out Bradley or vice-versa as both scenarios will bode well for the sport. A Pacquiao knock out will lead to a multi-million dollar showdown between Pacquiao and Mayweather, while a Bradley win by knockout or domination of Pacquiao will usher the rise of a new superstar and pave the way for a mouth-watering mega-million round robin among Pacquiao, Mayweather and Bradley. The operatives would tell the judges that their concern is if Pacquiao simply dominates Bradley as this will result to the latter being dismissed as a non-elite fighter and result to a dearth of boxing superstars and a decline of boxing once Pacquiao and Mayweather retire from the sport. The judges were then asked in the scenario of no knockout and domination of Bradley by Pacquiao to score the fight close but in favor of the former. This would not affect the outcome of the match as the two other judges would most likely score the bout in favor of Pacquiao. The “surprise” split decision would create some uncertainty and unpredictability in the sport and spur a continuing plot of controversies which could somehow translate to interest and excitement in boxing while at the same time sanitizing Bradley’s record in paper and “preserving” him as a future boxing superstar who could fill the void when Pacquiao and Mayweather leave the sport. The two judges were therefore tricked into believing that in the event of a no-knockout Pacquiao domination, they would only be playing a “mild” prank that would not alter the outcome of the match, but would help the sport sustain its momentum. On top of this sweet talk and deception, the judges may have also been bribed with six or seven digit figures and may have even been threatened by telling them that there is also a group that has invested millions to make Bradley the future boxing superstar, and that this group could possibly become hostile if their ends are not realized.

    2.2 Judge Roth. The convincing on the judge that scored the bout close but in favor of Pacquiao followed the same pattern as discussed above for the two other judges except that the mild “prank” would involve scoring the bout close but in favor of Pacquiao in case the match turns out to be a Pacquiao domination but without a knockout.

    2.3 Pacquiao. The gambling syndicate may also have employed a mix of deception, misinformation and possibly pseudo bribe, or even threat that had the pound for pound superstar fall victim and participate in the fix. An operative from the syndicate may have introduced himself/herself to Pacquiao as a member of a behind the scenes organization that seeks to promote the continued growth of boxing by ensuring the emergence of future boxing stars that would carry the torch when both him and Mayweather leave the sport. The operatives may have convinced Pacquiao that Bradley is a kind, humble person and a loving family oriented guy who has a similar rag to riches story and could therefore fill in the void when the pound for pound king retires from the sport. Knocking Bradley out will be detrimental to boxing as it will strike out from elite status a possible candidate superstar who could replace Pacquiao. It will curb the momentum of the sport by derailing Bradley’s rise and interfere with the sustaining plot of good vs. evil superstar matchups that had time and again proven to give the sport a boost. Pacquiao may have been asked by the (gambling syndicate) operative to just show his superiority and settle for a victory on points and also not to completely overwhelm Bradley. The deception of not going for a knockout for the future “good” of the sport may have been mixed with a pseudo bribe whereby Pacquiao may have been offered perhaps a few million dollars to be donated to his favorite charity or church organization or to finance projects for his congressional district in case he did not go for the kill or knockout. The operative may or may not have tossed in or hinted some form of threat by telling Pacquiao that there is a group that has invested millions for Bradley to be the future boxing superstar and they would likely be hostile in case the latter was knocked out.

    Pacquiao may have been deceived by this manipulation and therefore took it easy on Bradley. This can be observed may times during the match. While Pacquiao has been known to dish out a lot of 4 or 5 punch combinations during matches in his entire career, these salvos were sparingly thrown during the match with Bradley. It is also hard to believe that while Bradley injured his ankle and could not fight one hundred percent during most of the match, the pound for pound king still could not finish him. In fact, there were several awkward instances in the fight when Bradley seemed to have lost his footing perhaps due to the injury and had his arms down at the same time, and because of the difficulty of regaining his footing due to the injury, seemed to have frozen for a moment like a sitting duck standing close to and within punching range of Pacquiao, but the latter did not try to throw even a single punch. Also several slow motion clips showed that when Pacquiao fired a combination and connects with a punch that throws Bradley offguard and thus more vulnerable to follow ups, the succeeding punches often miss their mark, possibly thrown by Pacquiao with the intention to miss or overshoot the target. Pacquiao seems to have willingly held off his offense in numerous occasions during the fight.

    3. Bob Arum. Although I know that Bob Arum is one of the power players of the sport who tries to exert his influence so that things (e.g. money) will play (flow) out in his favor, I cannot say if he was party to the manipulations or if he had prior knowledge of what happened . He may or may not, but I pity him for being tagged outright by some as brains of the fiasco.

    4. To sum up, the outcome of the fight was cleverly manipulated by the powers that be in boxing. The three judges and perhaps even Pacquiao were individually coaxed, cajoled and tricked into believing that they would only fight or do things a “little different” without really altering the outcome of the match in order to sustain the momentum of boxing. The three had no idea that they were to become puppets in an organized and cleverly orchestrated plot to manipulate the outcome of the match. Pacquiao knew that he was winning during the match but did not know that the judges had been bought. The individual judges on the other hand, thought that each of them were the only one to give a deviant score card which would not alter the outcome of the match. Six or seven digit bribes for the judges and pseudo bribes for Pacquiao in the form of donation to the boxer’s favorite charity, church organization or project for his congressional district, and some degree of threat may have been tossed in the mix to effect the convincing of the key players. Bradley was never part of the fix.

    5. Other high profile matches and how they were possibly rigged.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz. Mayweather, possibly in partnership with Golden Boy Promotions could have likely rigged the fight. Victor Ortiz may have been reminded that he should be thankful and gratefully indebted to the organizers for awarding him the fight with the seven digit purse guarantee. Ortiz may have been told “Welcome to the big league son. It is time for you to know that at the highest level of boxing some matches are rigged to maximize the earnings and sustain the momentum of the sport.” A Mayweather defeat (against Ortiz) will derail the momentum of boxing and dampen the enormous earning potential of a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown. Participating in the fix would be good for boxing and also for Ortiz who possibly could have been offered additional million dollar bonus which could be recouped by the perpetrators Mayweather/ and GBP by betting on the undefeated superstar. The script will not make Ortiz look bad, furthermore GBP will manage his career well, get him into good fights and make him the next boxing superstar after Pacquiao and Mayweather retire from the sport. With the referee bought to follow the script, Mayweather Jr. was so sure of the outcome and also of Ortiz’s complicity that he had been so arrogant and cocky to hold the latter (Ortiz) by the neck during the stare down session of the official weigh-in for the bout. Mayweather must have in mind that “I can hold and even choke you by the neck because I will be paying you big and you are my puppet.” Ortiz, given the bonus obliged to be the puppet and swallowed his pride by allowing the chokehold hang for quite some time. Mayweather in fact made a pronouncement in one of his interviews that at the highest level, boxing is no longer real anymore.
    Dela Hoya vs. Trinidad. Golden Boy Promotions may have approached Trinidad Camp to make the fight competitive in the first nine or ten rounds without anyone going for a knockout. This will make the fight close and pave the way for a possible mega-million dollar rematch or even trilogy. Then De la Hoya ran the few remaining rounds to avoid being knocked out.
    Dela Hoya vs. Mayweather. The two camps could have agreed to make the first eight to ten rounds close and competitive without anyone going for a knockout for the same reason as the Dela Hoya vs. Trinidad match up. Mayweather however, was not a power puncher so Dela Hoya did not have to run but only exercised caution during the last few rounds.
    Mosely vs. Alvarez. The fight was rigged. GBP convinced Mosely to take it easy on Alvarez so that boxing will sustain its momentum with the continued rise of a new darling superstar or future golden boy. Mosely complied with the “noble” intention of giving back to ensure the continued “growth” of the business side of the sport which he so dearly love, notwithstanding that he would in effect be thrashing its very essence of competition. You can observe that during the match with Alvarez, Mosely did not throw even a few powerful over hand rights which had been the trademark of his career. During the early going, Mosely threw a lot of short and slow punches which Alvarez could not even fend off or avoid. The reflex of the upstart was so slow and inexperienced that the whole match, Mosely minimized or did not throw if at all, his vaunted over hand right. A lot of the punches Mosely threw were wide so they can be telegraphed or during the few times they were thrown fast, the punches were deliberately made to overshoot the target. Alvarez fought valiantly but did not know that his opponent was holding off his offense.
    Pacquiao vs. Margarito. Pacquiao let Margarito off the hook in the last two rounds because of his compassion, and also because he understands the business side of boxing. Maragarito who was in the same promotional outfit was at that time, being groomed for a multi-million dollar grudge match with Cotto.

    6. Given these possibilities, I hope the boxing community come together to introduce reforms that will prevent these types of manipulations in order to restore and elevate the sport to its former glory.

    By kentrid on Jun 13, 2012

  106. What I’ve seen in this fight

    1. Bradley – punched more, hits gloves, air and arms most of the time. Exhibited more stamina and moved a lot. This created an illusion especially in the later rounds – that he has done more to win the fight (in the eyes of the 2 judges)
    2. Judges – Credited Bradley for his actions especially when Pacman was timid in the later rounds. However, judges should have clear guidelines and criterion in judging. They probably don’t understand that this is a fight sport where only clean and effective strikes counts as points. In some fight sports: even if you hit the body of your opponent if the strike is not a damaging strike then it is not counted as point, how much less is hitting the arms of the opponent, the air and the gloves.
    3. Fight – is synonymous to war, you need to win by subduing your enemy. Bradley is using guerrilla tactics but it is a fight used not to overwhelm your enemy it is a strategy for survival. Pacman is like the Americans army fighting the guerrillas in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam. Even if the US military is evidently stronger they can’t totally dominate what they cannot see or an enemy that runs away. But let the US military face another army in an open battlefield I believe it will be a decisive fight – no judges needed

    4. Pacman – His fighting style is best watched if the opponent is a “come forward” fighter like Hatton, Margarito, Eric Morales. Some people don’t understand the difficulties of an attacker, because in a “striking” fight the striking distance is always a factor. In every fight with a running opponent it was always Pacman doing the “distance” problem solving his opponents are just waiting for his initiative. This causes Pacman to gas out in the later rounds. You can see him breathe in the mouth and do less.

    So I think boxing judges should be knowledgeable in fight sports, must be clear with criterion, must have clear eye sights, people in their 70′s are expected to have vision problems, therefore this is not the line of work for them. We cannot use age and experience as the measurement of credibility. Also, by having the appropriate judges boxing will prevent conspiracy because judges cannot say they based their judgment on their “OWN” point of view and feelings, they have to use the standard. With clear standards and good eyesight there can be no excuses

    Pacman’s fights are becoming less action pack not because of Pacman’s deteriorating skills but because he has earned a reputation that made his latter opponents adopt the guerrilla fighting style. No one wants to fight him toe to toe anymore. Who wants to be knocked out?

    Pacman won but this tells us that boxing must standardize the “judging” to avoid shady elements, wrong judgment and the fall of boxing

    By Ryu on Jun 13, 2012

  107. Bradley won, because that Judges are too old to see. They thought Bradley was Chuck Norris.

    By Emmanuel Gisparo on Jun 14, 2012

  108. I don’t believe the judges were blind or senile. I can only conclude that they were paid to fix this fight.

    By Jake Malone on Jun 17, 2012

  109. 1st off, lay off Jerry Roth. He’s the only judge who got it right. Did anyone see the ref step in between them during pacquiao’s approach in the closing seconds of the 10th round? That was unprofessional, if not questionable.

    By Hollywood on Jun 20, 2012

  110. Perhaps to the untrained eye…

    Watch this video from the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight. Leave your comment after seeing this video. The point of the video is to show how bad the commentating was that night by the HBO analysts. However, you may see things that you didn’t see. I think it will give some insight as to why the fight was closer than you think.


    By Manny S on Jun 21, 2012

  111. Jerry Roth, hands down, is one of the best boxing judges in the entire world. He judged this fight to perfection, every news media source agreed, so, why would anyone question him or his decision? Jerry Roth has always been right on with his decisions, and, I think without Roth being part of the big fights would be a reason to be concerned.

    By David on Oct 7, 2012

  112. Hi,

    I’m not sure what article you read, but Jerry Roth judged the fight IN FAVOR OF Manny Pacquiao. Now, as for the other two judges, maybe they have cataracts. Roth typically is a solid judge.


    By Stacks on Oct 12, 2013

  113. Everyone who saw the fight in favor of Pacquiao is obviously drinking the Kool-aid that HBO was serving. That idiot Lampley and equally blind sidekick Steward were so bias in their commentary that it was amusing. Pac was being credited with scoring punches that touched nothing but Las Vegas air. If the ” informed” fans/viewers saw this as an obvious win for Pac then Samuel Peters should have certainly been given the victory over Klitschko. Klitschko threw alot of insignificant punch except for a few after Peters had punched himself out. Sam definitely threw more bad intention strikes.

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