Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Post-Fight Reactions, Press Conference
After one of the most controversial decisions in the history of boxing that left one of the best fighters of all time, Manny Pacquiao, on the wrong side of the decision against the underdog, Timothy Bradley, there of course would be plenty for analysts, celebrities and the fighters themselves to say.
One thing is for sure, anyone who watched this fight live or on TV will not forget the day that "Pacman" was ripped off, giving him his first loss in seven long years.
Here are the best quotes and reaction from the decision heard around the world in the Pacquiao vs. Bradley debacle.
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Since I wasn't there live covering this fight, the best way to give you all the best quotes from the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley bout is also via Twitter.
Here are the best quotes from Pacquiao and a wheel-chair riding Bradley at their post-fight press conference, as told by Top Rank, via their Twitter account..
Top Rank's president was first on the microphone and said:
@BobArum: I want 2 congratulate Tim Bradley. But I want to say for myself I've never been as ashamed with the sport of boxing as I am 2night— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Arum also weighed in on the possible rematch:
Tim Bradley took to the podium and said he is all for a rematch:
Bradley: I definitely would like to do this again. I heard the boos at the end of the night. Let's make it more decisive. #PacBradley— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Bradley went on to explain the decision was not his fault:
Bradley: There's three judges out there. That's the way they judged it. What do you want me to do? #PacBradley— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, gave his opinion on why the judges scored it the way they did:
Roach: I thought we clearly, clearly won the fight. I think [the judges] had their eyes closed. #PacBradley— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Manny Pacquiao spoke out next, after a disappointing decision:
Pacquiao: 100 percent I believe that I won the fight. The decision has already been done. So you have to give credit to [Bradley].— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Pacquiao gave his feelings on a rematch, with Arum's response as well:
Pacquiao: I want a rematch. Arum: If you want it, Manny, then that's what we'll do. #PacBradley— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Pacquiao explained his thoughts on what Bradley's punches did to him:
Pacquiao: I don't even remember if he hurt me with even one punch. [Laughs] Amazing what the result is. #PacBradley— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Lastly, Pacquiao wants boxing fans no to give up on the sport:
Pacquiao: "Don't be discouraged about boxing."— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
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What better way is there in this day in the social media age to turn for quick and up to date reaction to live happenings including Timothy Bradley's shocking upset of Manny Pacquiao than Twitter?
From the top analysts to former fighters-turned promoters, there was no shortage of people who gave their two cents via Twitter.
The following is the best reactions from an array of different people who have very similar views on the ultra-controversial decision.
ESPN's Dan Rafael tweeted:
Arum went on to say:
Arum on judges: I have the best eye doctor in the world. If they would get in the plane and go to L.A., I would pay for them to visit.— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 10, 2012
Jay Kornegay of the Las Vegas Hotel Superbook:
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya also stated his feelings on the bout:
Bradley should have given the belt and announce victory to paquiao right after the decision.— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 10, 2012
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix tweeted:
That sound you hear is the Pacquiao-Mayweather becoming irrelevant— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) June 10, 2012
Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports:
115-113 twice for Bradley and 115-113 once efor Pacquiao. Split for Bradley. I am shocked, stunned— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) June 10, 2012