Boxing Figures Out How To Piss Off the Rest of Its Fans


Over the weekend, the latest controversy occured in the boxing world. Tim Bradley Jr. was declared the winner in a split decision over Manny Pacquiao for the welterweight title. Virtually every other broadcaster and organization had Pacquiao winning the fight handily. Twitter exploded with people outraged at the decision, Bradley was booed as the decision was announced and Bob Arum, the promoter for both fighters had this to say:

“I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight. I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous.”

Watching the fight, you saw that Tim Bradley was out of his league nearly the entire time. Luckily there’s a rematch set for November 10th that hopefully no one will buy. Buzzfeed pulled together  a collection of pictures telling the full story of the fight including  Pacquiao’s fans in the Philippines distraught over his loss.

Here’s a few, click on buzzfeed.com for more.

35 Comments

  1. Kevin Dubya

    June 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    What is boxing? Is it like MMA?

    • pipeloader

      June 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

       @Kevin Dubya i vaguely remember people getting knocked out a long time ago…

  2. kylechristo4

    June 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Boxing still has fans?

  3. allen chase

    June 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    way to go boxing, you alienated the last 2 guys that cared about the sport…the two in the ring.

  4. frankw99

    June 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    My top 5 U2 songs are:
                                              1. NEW YEARS DAY
                                               2. BAD
                                               3.  SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
                                               4. I WILL FOLLOW
                                               5. ONE

    • drikulus

      June 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

       @frankw99
       I guess this post is as relevant to the story as boxing is to the rest of the world…

    • Cletus from Brooklyn

      June 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

      @frankw99 That’s 5 more than I have…

  5. drikulus

    June 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Jeez, you Canadians take your version of Christmas seriously.  (tsss)

  6. jare215th

    June 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    the promoters quote sums it up.  all his false outrage all the way to the bank 

  7. Jayjays

    June 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I’ll still watch. Any one who thought boxing was on the up and up, has not been watching.

  8. FLprodivider66

    June 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Already had the money from the rematch paid out….they know how to milk the rubes

  9. Narc Zito

    June 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    So the news in this story is that boxing has fans.

  10. Binary Daoist

    June 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Boxing has become corrupt?! For shame.

  11. Ubergod

    June 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    The bar fight I saw last night was better than any boxing match I’ve seen in 20 years.
    PS…When the guy who “won” the fight says “I’ll have to watch the tape to see who really won.”……He LOST!

  12. Phild2400

    June 11, 2012 at 12:04 am

    This is why boxing is deader than disco – $60 for pay for view so they can cheat their asses off – Dogshit

  13. Toin Coss

    June 11, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Who Needs to pay for Boxing, when we have World Star Hip Hop For free…Ya Feelin It !?/?!

  14. jerkstoresean

    June 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Anyone else notice the guy in pic 3’s teeth falling out?

  15. jerkstoresean

    June 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Sounds more like Boxing pissed ON their fans!! Lolololololololololololololol

  16. Cletus from Brooklyn

    June 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Boxing is no longer relevant as a sport. It has been reduced to exhibition status…

  17. Ants_Dad

    June 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Boxing has sucked since Tyson retired

  18. archg2

    June 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

    didn’t see the fight or heard of the controversy, but apparently it was worth loosing your dentals… crazy world.

  19. Pauly Wallnuts

    June 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Bob Arum is a crook and a scumbag, his opinion is worthless. It was a pretty close fight because boxing is scored round by round, not as a whole. Pacquiao was better but didn’t win every round.

  20. bmqq316

    June 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Maybe create a controversy to shift focus on a sport that is losing attention to MMA…hmm. Anyone who is buying into this needs to get some cotton candy and a balloon and enjoy the fair. 

    • harlequincy

      June 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

       @bmqq316 stop making sense

  21. mike

    June 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    How do I get a red name?

    • Fist Pounder

      June 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

      @mike you have to suck my balls.

    • Turbo_Squirbo

      June 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      @mike Hook it to a twitter account, and then suck our balls 🙂

  22. Nicholad

    June 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

    The Pacquiao and Mayweather fight is pretty much useless now.

  23. CptSugarTits

    June 11, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Fezzie has gotta respect any man who got dicked as hard as Pacman did.

  24. mike

    June 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Anyone Notice how great the show as gotten ever since Zito shut the hell up. Looks like the bosses told him to shut up.

  25. John in va

    June 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    fights are shit these days bring back the old days…

  26. John in va

    June 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    For your answer on how to get a red name you have to Take Fez out and suck and fuck is cock… be good to fez…

  27. Turbo_Squirbo

    June 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Boxing, and combat sports in general, has suffered from inept and corrupt judging since its birth. Nothing new here.

  28. RFGvac

    June 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I adore boxing.  No other sport echoes the times of each age in American life as much as boxing does, and at it’s best, there’s beauty in its brutality.   The truth is, though, that professional sports is probably the only place where a totalitarian governing body not only works, but is necessary.   The NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB thrive because there’s structure and standards.  
     
    Until boxing gets rid of the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, etc and settles on one specific “league” it’ll always be open to these types of travesties.  

    • Turbo_Squirbo

      June 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      @RFGvac You are absolutely right. A good 12 round fight can ebb and flow, providing high levels of excitement and drama. The governing bodies and promoters have hurt the sport with their “judging” standards, and officiating decisions. For proof see –the entire history of boxing–