Tim Bradley Defeats Manny Pacquiao and 10 Most Shocking Upsets in Boxing History

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Tim Bradley Defeats Manny Pacquiao and 10 Most Shocking Upsets in Boxing History
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It is among the most horrifyingly wrong decisions in boxing history, and one that gave birth to the biggest shock in world boxing since James "Buster" Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson.

When Michael Buffer declared Timothy Bradley the victor "aaaand NEW WBO welterweight champion" in his bout against Manny Pacquiao, one of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing was confirmed.

Tim Bradley’s victory over Manny Pacquiao was not emphatic, nor was it convincing, deserved or even the right decision by the judges, but it will be remembered as a win that changed the dynamics of boxing.

Boxing has a glorious history of underdogs beating champions with an aura of invincibility around them in the ring. Cassius Clay did it against Sonny Liston in 1964, Randy Turpin against Sugar Ray Robinson back in ’51, and Frankie Randall against Julio Cesar Chavez in the '90s.

Tim Bradley’s victory over Manny Pacquiao seems like an opportune moment to explore the 10 most shocking upsets in boxing history.

Naturally, all lists are subjective, so readers are encouraged to have their say on any ominous exclusions or share memories of great events gone by.

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