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Manny Pacquiao Fight

Was the Fix In?

6/10/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610_bradley_pacuaio_2Manny Pacquiao lost a VERY controversial split decision last night to Timothy Bradley, setting the stage for a rematch ... that seemingly was already in the works! Something smells fishy ...

The internet set on fire last night when Pacquiao was declared the loser ... even though anyone with two eyes (or even one) could see he won the fight easily. 

Our good friends over at TheBigLead.com point out ... Bradley tweeted a photo of a poster for the rematch back on May 29. Most experts agree that a decisive Manny victory would have meant no rematch. 

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

Dennis Johnson    

For the rest of you that do not know the fight business.This fight was a WORK for their next fight that they hope will be a big sell out.Believe me or not but the fight business is just like the wrestling business........always has and always will.

760 days ago
17.

Jim in Cali    

It was 2 judges who don't have a damn clue what they were seeing. Ridiculous decision by the judges.

760 days ago
18.

Ratings Needed    

More $$$$$$$ to be made with Manny losing as now there will be a re-match in Fall. Merryweather couldn't watch the fight as he doesn't have a TV in his jail cell.

760 days ago
19.

Barney    

sign the petition guys
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-nv-overturn-judges-decision-regarding-pacquiao-bradley-bout

760 days ago
20.

oc    

manny was robbed big time... theirs no way this fight was close... im done watching boxing

760 days ago
21.

Rocco    

Sad but true. Both fighters repped by Aram. Neither one are good enough actors to have credibly pulled off their post fight comments.

It's all about another big payday for everyone. Glad I watched on an illegal feed. Skroo you, you crooks. Right back at ya'.

760 days ago
22.

cass    

This was the absolute worst judging I have ever witnessed in my 30 years of watching boxing.


This is the work ob Bob Arum; founder and CEO of Top Rank,


After witnessing this, I am personally done with boxing, period.

760 days ago
23.

Flying Blind    

they FIX boxing matches, the heck you say.

760 days ago
24.

notta    

I haven't seen it yet. Was it any worse than the robbery against Marquez in the last Pacquiao fight?

760 days ago
25.

jared phillips    

This fight was bull****, I feel bad for the people who paid to watch this.

760 days ago
26.

JoeyBing    

You can always tell who the marks are that don't get boxing. Judges aren't perfect. They see the fight from one angle and make the best decision they can. Maybe Manny's loss also has something to do with the fact that he didn't take Bradley seriously. He (Manny) seemed more concerned about watching the Heat/Cetls game than he was his own fight.

The same people upset over Manny's loss are probably the same people who felt De La Hoya was robbed against Trinidad.

760 days ago
27.

Eddie    

Complete Bull****..
Pacquiao dominated for like 9 rounds and landed more punches than Bradley!!!!

760 days ago
28.

iChimetoo    

Yup! Fixed like the Marquez vs Pacquiao fights!

Boxing is a joke! Manny is a good boxer but he is not the "best ever". He's been fighting mediocre boxers his whole career. Wish he'd been around when Chavez sr., De la hoya and Trinidad were at the top of their game. He fought a washed-out de la hoya so of course he beat him.

760 days ago
29.

TMZgossip    

1. The fans weren't cheated out of a good fight. They saw a good fight. They were cheated out of a good DECISION.

2. Pac v Mar was nowhere near the same type of dominance, and was decided simply on the merits of aggressor v counterpuncher.

3. The 'fix' by Arum makes perfect sense for Top Rank. He has now taken Mayweather out of the mix for a big money fight. Pacman will fight Bradley on Nov 10th.

4. The loser of Nov 10th (Bradley) will fight Mar next spring, and then Pacman will fight that winner during fall 2013.

5. Pac will then fight the other one Spring 2014 and retire.

Each fight will make Pacman 20+ million and Top Rank will protect their younger fighter (Bradley)

760 days ago
30.

kim    

I might be blonde but it did not take no brunette to firgure out who won!!! I think its pure b**l SH*T, im not watching re-match because nothing is real, and last night was proof!
Pacquiao all the way!!!

760 days ago
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