The judges scored the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight 113-115, 115-113 and 115-113 to award a split decision and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown to the undefeated American boxer.
Judge Jerry Roth – 115-113 in favor of Pacquiao
CJ Ross – 115-113 in favor of Bradley
Duane Ford – 115-113 in favor of Bradley
Justin Timberlake disagrees. Right after the result was announced, the superstar posted on Twitter:
I cannot believe what I just saw… Please tell me they read that decision wrong… #Rigged
I’m gonna let it go… After I say this… Boxing was RUINED tonight for me. #Rigged
Teenage pop sensation Miley Cyrus also expressed her dismay on the microblogging site:
umm wtf?!? were the judges not watching the same fight i was??? wowwww. i keep thinking they are gonna say “gotchya!”
MP (NTBC) is the hero here & every body knows it! I feel so sad right now! i wanna send him a belt! ha! that summm bulllshit!
this just proves that everything boils down to politics. ugh. why cant people just fight fair?! let the WINNERS win!
She also tweeted a message for Manny:
Yo manny! you just gotta remember what my daddy @billyraycyrus always told me “when you knock em out, you dont need no judge!”
I couldn’t agree more with the trending topics #mannypacquiaoisstilltheworldsbestboxer
And also congratulated Jessica Sanchez for her rendition of the US National Anthem:
@JSanchezAI11 u singing the anthem was worth watching the fight! u nailed it! i wouldve jumped up and screamed rematched if i was there!