Here comes the weak defense...
Duane Ford, one of two Nevada judges (along with C.J. Ross) who scored last night's Pacquiao vs Bradley fight a shocking 115-113 for Bradley, has defended his decision today when speaking with Vegas journalist Steve Carp, who tweeted some of Ford's quotes this afternoon. Here's what Ford said:
"You've got to put the ball in the basket and Manny didn't put the ball in the basket enough. ... This isn't American Idol. If I judge for the people, I shouldn't be a judge. I went in with a clear mind and judged each round. ... I don't look at the punch stats but I saw Manny miss a lot of punches and Bradley hit Manny and win a lot of the exchanges. ... I'm comfortable with my performance. I thought Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson."
Keith Kizer said he does not anticipate any discipline or review of Ross or Ford.
"Every fighter who loses a close fight looks at the judges," Kizer said. "I think every judge should strive to get better."
LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER
Really? Where did you see this?
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Add Juan Manuel Marquez as another observer, and a very knowledgeable one, who had Pacman as the victor...
"I didn't think the fight was that close. I think Pacquiao won by at least five points. ... No it doesn't make me happy that he lost that way but now he knows how I felt this past November."
Kill or be killed.......
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Kill or be killed.......
Does anyone have any faith that one shred of good will come from this review?
WBO to review Bradley-Pacquiao
The WBO announced Wednesday that it will review Timothy Bradley's controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao in Saturday's welterweight championship fight.
Bradley, the WBO's junior welterweight champ, moved up in weight and claimed a split decision to take Pacquiao's WBO welterweight belt at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
However, there was a storm of controversy after judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross both scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Bradley while Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao.
The vast majority of observers had Pacquiao clearly winning the fight, many in lopsided fashion. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, was outraged and has called on the Nevada attorney general to inquire about the scoring.
WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, who was ringside for the fight, said his organization's championship committee will review the fight. He said that the committee "will meet soon" and "will examine [the fight] with five recognized international judges to evaluate the video of the match and agree to what emerges."
Valcarcel said the scoring judges' integrity played no part in his decision to review the fight.
"I want to clarify that in no way does this say we are doubting the capacity of these judges, which we consider as honest and competent judges," Valcarcel said.
The WBO could order a rematch, although that is unnecessary because Pacquiao has a rematch clause in his contract that entitles him to an immediate second fight.
Pacquiao said after the fight that he would like a rematch, and Bradley also has said he would honor the commitment. Arum had Nov. 10 set aside for Pacquiao's next fight, whether against Bradley again or somebody else, well before Saturday's fight.
Saturday's fight generated a live gate of $8,963,180 from 13,229 tickets sold.