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Tonight was a great night for Boxing enthusist!

Don't believe me? Well let's look at the winners and losers in this fiasco.

Introducing the winners: Arum, Manny, Bradley and Boxing Nation

Why are they winners? Arum, Manny & Bradley get to do this again and quite possibly do this for a third time, just like Ali-Frazier, the Thrilla in Manila. That's a guaranteed 2 future matches with big pay days! Asia Fans want this, Vegas wants it and so does Boxing Nation.

Bradley said, when asked whether he felt he deserved the victory, before alluding the the return bout. "We definitely have to do it again."

They will fight a rematch in November -- Arum said it will happen in Florida, Texas or Nevada -- and Pacquiao said he'll be as motivated as ever.

This was a set-up, a thing of beauty IMO. The only real "Loser", if any, is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Arum has done something close to resembling a brilliant coup. Mayweather has played the same song and dance, teasing Arum and Manny into a fight and than backing out of it. With this Trilogy fight between Manny and Bradley, it takes Mayweather out of the equation. Mayweather no longer fits into Arum/Manny's plans in Boxing, they can move on without ever having to fight him and still make their millions.

 

This was definitely pre-planned, Boxing has a history of being corrupt. Also why should Manny have to bow to Mayweather's demands? Why go into Boxing if you aren't in it for the money? The evidence is as clear as day and you don't have to use FanMail to make your point heard. If Manny won tonight there would be no need for the drama that unfolded before the fight and bringing out that huge ticket stub - there was a serious motive that was put into play.

Manny is a Boxer who has become a Politician. Like most Politicians, they are good at giving what the people want to hear. A controversy is good for ratings, it builds interest were interest was waning in Boxing Nation. IMO Manny wasn't robbed. There was a plan, a plan that didn't involve Mayweather and Arum and Manny executed it while Bradley will be along for several big paychecks along the way into a 3rd fight. And this last fight could possibly end up in Manila for another Thrilla. Congratulations to Professional Boxing, a well designed plan and perfectly executed IMO.


June 10, 2012  06:12 AM ET

I could'nt agree MORE.
That decision was a Joke.

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June 11, 2012  10:23 PM ET

The entire blog has more holes than swiss cheese but this statement in particular is ridiculous:

A controversy is good for ratings, it builds interest were interest was waning in Boxing Nation.

How in the hell was interest waning? The fight sold something in the neighborhood of 1 million pay per views at $65 a pop and Manny was the only draw. By comparison, MMA's premier PPV last year only sold 800k at a lower price point. Mayweather-Cotto sold more than 1.5 million ppv's. There is no "waning interest" in boxing. A lot of casual fans don't pay much attention when the heavyweight divisions is weak, as it is now, but to claim boxing fans are losing interest when we have fights grossing over $100mil is insane.

There won't be a 3rd fight nor will the next one be in Vegas. After Paq kills him in fight 2 there would be zero interest in a 3rd fight. None. It would simply be viewed as justice, not a legit 1-1. It will never happen. Arum stated immediately that the next fight won't be in Vegas after what he viewed as a fiasco. He has stated it will be somewhere with no income tax.

Mayweather is a non-factor in who won the fight. Made absolutely no difference to him either way. He's in jail until the end of August and won't be fighting again this year regardless. No way he'd have had time to train for a Paq fight after 3 months in jail. If it's "all about money" as you state, then it REALLY makes no sense to fix it to keep Maywhether out of the picture. A Paq-Floyd fight would draw 3 times as many buys. Paq losing actually HURTS the draw of that huge payday.

For your speculation to be true, everyone involved would have committed a felony and face severe prison sentences. This ain't the old days where boxing scams were hidden from public view. Even the slightest bit of evidence of a fix would bring the full force of the AG's office down. Vegas can't survive with fixed fights. No way these guys risked going to PRISON in order to hype a couple more fights and hide from Mayweather. That defies all logic and reason.

Pretty much the entire blog is misinformation and wild speculation that doesn't make sense to anyone thinking logically.

June 11, 2012  11:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The entire blog has more holes than swiss cheese but this statement in particular is ridiculous:A controversy is good for ratings, it builds interest were interest was waning in Boxing Nation.How in the hell was interest waning? The fight sold something in the neighborhood of 1 million pay per views at $65 a pop and Manny was the only draw. By comparison, MMA's premier PPV last year only sold 800k at a lower price point. Mayweather-Cotto sold more than 1.5 million ppv's. There is no "waning interest" in boxing. A lot of casual fans don't pay much attention when the heavyweight divisions is weak, as it is now, but to claim boxing fans are losing interest when we have fights grossing over $100mil is insane. There won't be a 3rd fight nor will the next one be in Vegas. After Paq kills him in fight 2 there would be zero interest in a 3rd fight. None. It would simply be viewed as justice, not a legit 1-1. It will never happen. Arum stated immediately that the next fight won't be in Vegas after what he viewed as a fiasco. He has stated it will be somewhere with no income tax. Mayweather is a non-factor in who won the fight. Made absolutely no difference to him either way. He's in jail until the end of August and won't be fighting again this year regardless. No way he'd have had time to train for a Paq fight after 3 months in jail. If it's "all about money" as you state, then it REALLY makes no sense to fix it to keep Maywhether out of the picture. A Paq-Floyd fight would draw 3 times as many buys. Paq losing actually HURTS the draw of that huge payday. For your speculation to be true, everyone involved would have committed a felony and face severe prison sentences. This ain't the old days where boxing scams were hidden from public view. Even the slightest bit of evidence of a fix would bring the full force of the AG's office down. Vegas can't survive with fixed fights. No way these guys risked going to PRISON in order to hype a couple more fights and hide from Mayweather. That defies all logic and reason.Pretty much the entire blog is misinformation and wild speculation that doesn't make sense to anyone thinking logically.

LOL
You are allowed to have your own opinion and a website to stand on your very own soap box. Why not preach your own opinions there to create traffic? Have a pleasant evening and maybe I'll visit your site someday s

June 11, 2012  11:30 PM ET

*someday soon.

 
June 12, 2012  12:29 PM ET

the glory days of getting pay-per-view and watching tyson, spinks, holyfield, lewis and other greats are long gone. this is a sport on the decline. couldn't even tell you who is heavy weight champ today. then you have decisions like this that are made simply to generate revenue - sad.

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