A really bad decision resulting in the loss of Manny Pacquiao raised its ugly head once again. The wrong decision helped crown Timothy Bradley champion in the welterweight division. The decision ended the seven year wining streak of Manny Pacquiao. Jim Lampley holds a similar opinion that though he had to wait to see the entire replay once again yet he felt that the decision was not correct and sent negative signals to all concerned audiences.
He remarked that the decision was the worst ever he came across in his entire lifetime. HBO announcer Jim Lampley was not far behind in comparing the decision to that of the one that resulted in the loss of Roy Jones in the 1988 Olympics held in Seoul, Korea. HBO boxing analyst and trainer Emanuel Steward was speechless as well dumbfounded and remarked that he was not aware as what to say in such a situation and was entirely in a confused state of mind if not more.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum holds the opinion that he never was more ashamed about the sport of boxing as he really is on this particular day. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has successfully contracted Bradley as well as Pacquiao and is expects the rematch of this disputed competition as well.
He believes that people see different things from different angles and hence arrive to different conclusions as well. He suggests that a scoring system similar to that of football and baseball can go a long way in solving the situation as well.
He recommends to award points based on a landed punch on the body or head of the concerned competitor. He also does not forget to mention that though a similar decision is already in psractice at Olympic game there are even worse decisions waiting as well. The point system becomes a difficult to implement as it becomes humanly impossible to keep track of as to whether the punches are clean or not.
It becomes difficult to keep track of such punches because as soon as the judge keeps track of two punches, six more punches delivered go unnoticed. Hence while most individuals wonder as how it is possible to eliminate the chances of bad decision, truly it is impossible to eliminate the possibility of bad decisions in the competition of boxing. Many suggest that judges must appear for a written test prior seeking selection.