Sunday, June 10, 2012

The night Pacman was robbed


Pacman loses WBO belt to Bradley.
The night the Pacman was robbed of his clear victory portrayed a game of sports that is beginning to be fraught with a lot of suspicions from millions of boxing fans around the world.

In fact, they have expressed great frustration over the decision of the two judges to award the WBO championship belt to Tim Bradley Jr., who lagged far behind in so far as the round-by-round scoring was concerned. Yet, the two judges didn't hesitate to steal the night away with Bradley winning the boxing fight to the dismay of those who watched the fight at MGM and on the boob tubes.

After it happened, media sports analysts have been saying a mixture of comments that tend to suspect something must be happening outside of the ring that even boxing promoters are not aware of. There are some hints that the fight was fixed so that a rematch could follow the soonest possible time. There are speculations that the myriads of spectators that showed up at MGM, not to mention the avalanche of Pay-Per-View customers worldwide, especially in America, may have sparked a sinister plot to accumulate some more through the scheduled staging of another rematch between the two boxers? The way I see it, awarding the belt to Bradley would trigger so much publicity around the world so that a rematch is not only necessary but an alternative to keep the boxing world agog with controversies.

The controversy is a much talked about subject matter that calls for a though investigation by the world boxing body as to why, despite the clear advantage of the Pacman based on the round-by-round scoring, Pacquiao lost his WBO belt? News analyses every where around the world have made their negative comments regarding the fight, which to them, appeared to have been disadvantageous to the good interests of professional boxing. At this moment, there is no hint yet as to whether the world boxing body is going to conduct an investigation to find out if the two judges who favored Bradley, were ever involved in a mess that resulted in Pacquiao losing his belt.

Up to this writing, the disappointments and uproar from millions of boxing fans who were felt cheated are increasing.  Judging from these outpouring of sentiments, the world boxing body cannot just close its eyes and set aside this issue, if it wants to cleanse the sport with dirty strategies for the sake of earning millions even at the expense of the boxing fans' hard-earned money.

For me, it wouldn't be an excuse for the promoters not to hold a rematch between the two fighters. After all, the millions of boxing fans who have been fuming mad over the sad outcome may still spend some more if only to watch a fair boxing match, and declare the winner based on the true and honest judgment of the boxing judges, and not on how much they were paid for. If this is not done in due course, many boxing fans and sports journalists worldwide will become suspicious that every time there is a celebrated boxing match, it is likely feasible that it will be vulnerable to corruption.

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