Freddie Roach thought Manny Pacquiao clearly won last night against Timothy Bradley. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Tonight's HBO pay-per-view main event between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley has the boxing world buzzing, but not for many good reasons. Bradley won by split decision, sparking major outrage across the sporting world.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said at the post-fight press conference that he felt Manny had won easily:
"I thought we won the fight. I thought that was one of the best fights he fought since Cotto. ... I thought we clearly, clearly won the fight. I think [the judges] had their eyes closed. ... I didn't see that many close rounds. ... I like knockouts, and when he gave the 11th round away, I said, "Manny, go out there and finish this guy." ... I had it 10 rounds to 2.
(Quotes via Top Rank)
Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO) -- man, is it weird typing that "4" instead of "3" -- outlanded Bradley (29-0, 12 KO) by a significant margin on the CompuBox stats (I know, I know), and most people had this one for Manny. Most. Not all. Most.
Obviously it's no big surprise Freddie would say that Manny won wide, but that's not that different from the majority this time. Manny Pacquiao won tonight.