Teddy Atlas: Boxing Analyst Adds Legitimacy to Pacquiao-Bradley Outrage
As if the piling on of the entire fanbase of the sport of boxing wasn't enough, even an expert like ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas agrees there was something seriously wrong with the decision in the Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley fight.
Here is a look at the official scorecard, courtesy of SI.com.
Atlas cited either corruption or incompetence in his post-fight interview on ESPN as the reason for the shocking decision as well as his reason why he is leaning towards corruption as his final answer.
The boxing analysts' brutal honesty about the outcome of this fight is all boxing fans need to hear to fuel the fire of whatever conspiracy theory they might believe in. When a sport can't even depend on its biggest diehards—analysts—to back it up, there is a major problem.
All the things wrong with the sport aren't just opinions of its fans.
No boxing figurehead could logically make the case that boxing loyalists are just overreacting and potentially don't know the intricacies of scoring a fight. Nobody knows how that works better than a boxing expert and none of them are making such a case.
That's because this wasn't a complicated fight to judge. It was clear as day that Pacquiao was the better fighter, whether visually speaking or points-wise. There were millions of judges at home who could've made that decision without having watched a day of boxing in their lives.
The events of this fight have created an outcry amongst the people closest to the sport: The media and its analysts.
This controversy isn't going anywhere anytime soon thanks to the forthright opinions of Atlas and others like him. They are truly giving a voice to the countless fans around the globe who are outraged about this decision.
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