Well, it turns out that the judges of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight are some old geezers in their 70's and they stand by their scoring.
From the LVRJ: Fight judges Duane Ford and CJ Ross gave the decision to Bradley by 115-113 scores, while Jerry Roth scored it in Pacquiao's favor by the same score.
Ford, 74, and Roth, 71, said Sunday they stand by their work. The CompuBox statistics showed Pacquiao dominated by large percentages in every category - 34 percent to 19 percent in punches connected, 24 percent to 11 in jabs connected and 39 percent to 28 in power punches connected.
"I thought Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson," said Ford, who has worked as a judge in Nevada since the late 1970s and admitted he didn't see the final punch stats. "I thought a lot of the rounds were close. Pacquiao missed a lot of punches and I thought he was throwing wildly."
Roth, another longtime Nevada judge who has been working fights since the early 1980s, said: "I'm looking for effective aggressiveness. I thought Pacquiao won a lot of the early rounds, and I thought Bradley came on in the end. That's why I gave Bradley the last three rounds. But I still thought Pacquiao had done enough to win."
Ross, who has been judging fights since the late 1980s, did not return multiple calls Sunday seeking comment.
Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Skip Avansino said he stands behind the judges.
I'm sorry, but maybe after this fiasco, they need to set a maximum age limit for judges along with eye tests along with hand-eye coordination, reaction time and mental aptitude testing. There is a reason why the elderly are not allowed to be commercial air line pilots, be in the military, police force or career firefighters and are employed more as Wal-Mart door greeters. Their skills diminish as they get older.
The other possibility is that these judges are so arrogant that they got pissed when Pacquiao made them wait for about an hour. These judges probably "who the hell is this little Filipino guy who is making us wait. We have better things to do after the fight". So, they decided to punish Pacquiao for making them wait.
But whatever it is, these judges are so arrogant or cognitively dysfunctional that they have no clue on why there is an uproar and they defend the indefensible.
Either way, it sucks and it will hurt Las Vegas tremendously.
But somewhere, I think, Vince McMahon of the WWE wrestling is laughing his butt off. He could not have come up with a better story line.