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.

33 comments
RFGvac
RFGvac

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
Turbo_Squirbo

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

John in va
John in va

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...

John in va
John in va

fights are shit these days bring back the old days...

mike
mike

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

CptSugarTits
CptSugarTits

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

Nicholad
Nicholad

The Pacquiao and Mayweather fight is pretty much useless now.

mike
mike

How do I get a red name?

bmqq316
bmqq316

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. 

Pauly Wallnuts
Pauly Wallnuts

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.

archg2
archg2

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

Ants_Dad
Ants_Dad

Boxing has sucked since Tyson retired

Cletus from Brooklyn
Cletus from Brooklyn

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

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

Sounds more like Boxing pissed ON their fans!! Lolololololololololololololol

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

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

Toin Coss
Toin Coss

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

SLEEPYDOG
SLEEPYDOG

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

Ubergod
Ubergod

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!

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

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

FLpro
FLpro

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

Jayjays
Jayjays

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

jare215th
jare215th

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

drikulus
drikulus

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

frankw99
frankw99

My top 5 U2 songs are:

                                          1. NEW YEARS DAY

                                           2. BAD

                                           3.  SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

                                           4. I WILL FOLLOW

                                           5. ONE

allen chase
allen chase

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

Turbo_Squirbo
Turbo_Squirbo

@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--

Turbo_Squirbo
Turbo_Squirbo

@mike Hook it to a twitter account, and then suck our balls :-)

drikulus
drikulus

 @frankw99

 I guess this post is as relevant to the story as boxing is to the rest of the world...