When I was younger, I didn’t really care for boxing. But of course, what gets people into something more than national pride? When Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao came onto the boxing scene, I couldn’t get enough of it. We would have family viewing parties of each fight, which usually consisted of my male family members throwing punches in the air while grunting at the screen, and my female family members shrieking and nearly fainting.
I couldn’t watch last night’s fight between Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr., but I did hear a lot about it on Twitter. From what I heard, people said that Pacquiao didn’t deserve to lose, and that the match was rigged to encourage a rematch (which of course, means more money to be made). What’s even worse, people were putting out the hashtag #RIPBoxing, claiming that boxing as a sport is officially dead.
Thanks to Buzzfeed, a series of photos have been released, which chronicle the controversial fight. Check them out below!
Check out Buzzfeed for commentary and the rest of the pictures. What did you think of the fight?