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Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley: Let’s just sleep it over

Jess Matthew Beltran June 13, 2012 boxing, Pacquiao No Comments
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Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley: Let’s just sleep it over

The shade of morning has slowly brightened up the dark cold night. Hours have passed, and my eyes are still wide open. This is how it feels to have sleepless nights, as my mind wandered again; shifting different positions just to get that right form, hoping to go into a deep slumber.
The agony of defeat has slowly succumbed through my mind. Manny Pacquiao just lost his crown. Ernest Hemmingway said, “Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” However, the fight against Timothy Bradley wasn’t even close to being destroyed. In fact, it was the other way around, as Manny dominated the fight and leading ten rounds to two on my scorecard.

The new champion Timothy Bradley went into the post fight conference with a wheel chair, while Manny came out looking unscratched. This has been a robbery made right under the watchful eyes of millions of people. The judges CJ Ross and Duane Ford had it 115-113 in favor of Bradley while Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Pacquiao. How in the hell did they came up with those scores, when most of the fight analysis and boxing’s pundits scored almost a shut-out to Pacquiao.
Manny never had his knees buckled; he was never been in trouble the whole fight and Bradley wasn’t even hurting Manny.
Some sports betting sites have returned money on people who bet on Pacquiao since they think, Manny clearly won the fight. Thousands of Tweets from celebrities, boxers, and ordinary citizens from around the globe have expressed their dismay on boxing’s blind justice.
Top rank’s honcho, Bob Arum is going for an all out investigation from Nevada’s attorney general to preserve boxing’s integrity.
If we saw someone stealing right in front of us, instinctively we get angry and do some necessary actions. Just like the robbery that just happened in the fight, right into our very eyes…
We will have to do something about it. And that is why the people have been bombarding messages, exchanging Tweets and sharing posts in Social media. Suddenly, people are creating a noise that will eventually get bigger and deafening that the Nevada State Commission would be putting up their hands right in front of their ears.

For me Manny Pacquiao still came out the winner, because he was graceful in defeat.

Boxing lives to find another day just like the sun that rise up every morning.

As my eyes slowly fade and I went into a deep slumber… I realized one thing; we just need to sleep it over and woke up like nothing happened.

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