As was expected the moment the scores were read, Timothy Bradley's stunning and unbelievable upset win over Manny Pacquiao last night has set the sports world ablaze. Above is the ESPN SportsCenter segment with Bernardo Osuna and Dan Rafael, as they break down what happened, and why the world is so shocked.
Rafael on the decision:
"I picked Bradley, and I wish I was wrong, because Timothy Bradley did not win this fight. It was one of the most outrageous I've ever ever seen. Most people at ringside were saying it was one of the most outrageous decisions they've seen. I had the fight 11 rounds to one in favor of Pacquiao. Maybe you could make it 10-2, I'll even give you 9-3, which some of the guys that I was sitting near had that fight.
"Harold Lederman on HBO had it 11 rounds to one. Jim Lampley, who called the fight for HBO, came over to me at ringside after the fight, looked at me and said, in 30 years of calling fights, the single worst decision he's ever seen. Remember, he called fights like Holyfield-Lewis I. That's a big, big statement.
"I've been doing this 13 years. That was absolutely horrible. Nothing but respect for Bradley hanging in there the way that he did, but he didn't win that fight."
On where Manny Pacquiao goes next:
"Maybe this was a makeup call (for the Marquez fight). And if it was, that's absolutely horrible. There was not going to be a Mayweather fight in the fall, anyway. We all know that. But now there will be, presumably on November 10th, a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. That's the fight date that Bob Arum from Top Rank has already had reserved, because that's when Pacquiao was going to fight anyway, be it against Tim Bradley or somebody else. So now, Bradley says he's obligated to do the rematch. Pacquiao said in the ring after the fight that it's something that he would do. And so we're going to have to see a second fight, which really, frankly, is not necessary. This was a good fight. But it was not necessitating of a rematch."