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Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley: Desert Storm Must Address Shocking Decision

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 09:  Manny Pacquiao addresses the media during the post-fight press conference after he was defeated by Timothy Bradley by split decision at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
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Amy StreiferCorrespondent IJune 11, 2012

After Timothy Bradley was declared the winner against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday Night, the Internet was abuzz with enraged boxing fans who believed Pacquiao should have won. Some even called the fight "fixed."

Promoter Bob Arum said that he wanted to "investigate whether there was any undue influence, whether the [Nevada Athletic Commission] gave any particular instruction and how they came to this conclusion."

Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) seemed to be the inevitable winner with 253 punches to Bradley's 159, but the fight ended with Bradley finishing victorious, giving Pacquiao his first loss in seven years.

However, after his victory, Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley said to the media that he believed the decision was correct. 

"I thought I won the fight," Bradley said. "I didn't think he was as good as everyone says he was. I didn't feel his power."

With such a controversial opinion on the winner, some believe Bradley should confront the media with a more in-depth opinion on the huge decision.

Arum admits that he will "make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous."

Don't be surprised if you see the "Desert Storm" take some time away from celebrating his win to speak to the media concerning his feelings about the arguable decision.

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