Bradley makapal ang mukha
SA mata ng boxing trainer Freddie Roach, nananatiling si Manny Pacquiao ang reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion.
“Manny did not lose the title, it was given to Bradley almost in a silver platter,” ani Roach sa Philboxing.
Sinabi ng boxing hall-of-famer coach na si Bradley ay hindi dapat na naangkin ang korona dahil hindi naman siya nanalo sa laban kontra Pacquiao.
Idinagdag niya na ang boxing judges na pumabor kay Bradley ang dapat na sisihin sa kontrobersiyal na split-decision win.
“Bradley did not win it, the judges gave it to him,” ani Roach.
“Everybody who watched the fight, from the sportswriters, boxing officials, plain enthusiasts saw Manny winning, except the two judges,” aniya, tungkol kay ring officials Duane Ford at CJ Ross.
Nasabi rin ng boxing trainer na tila isang sampal din kay Pacquiao ang naturang desisyon.
“What they did to him is unfair. Definitely, Manny doesn’t deserve what he got at a time when the WBO itself had honored him with a Diamond Ring,” ani Roach.
“Manny, as they said, is the face of boxing today. He is, in fact, considered the savior of the sport that is in a near dying state. Why do this to him?” tanong niya.
“Manny fought for a knockout as he promised, but seeing he was dominating the opening 10 rounds, he relaxed a bit in the remaining two,” aniya.
Sinabi ni Roach na pahinga muna ngayon si Pacquiao para makapagreserba ng lakas sa mga susunod niyang laban.
”It was a logical thing to do under the circumstances in order not to open himself to injury that might jeopardize his career,” dagdag niya.