Pacquiao vs Bradley results: Judge defends score for Timothy Bradley split decision win over Manny Pacquiao

Jun. 9, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Manny Pacquiao (right) hits Timothy Bradley Jr during a welterweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Duane Ford is one of the three judges appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to score last night's (Sat., June 9, 2012) Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley WBO welterweight championship fight that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He's also one of the two judges who awarded Bradley the split decision victory with a score of 115-113 after 12 rounds of action. That score, along with that of Ford's colleague, C.J. Ross, came under fire the minute it was read aloud by Michael Buffer in "Sin City."

Ford attempts to defend his position to Steve Carp (via Bad Left Hook):

"You've got to put the ball in the basket and Manny didn't put the ball in the basket enough. ... This isn't American Idol. If I judge for the people, I shouldn't be a judge. I went in with a clear mind and judged each round. ... I don't look at the punch stats but I saw Manny miss a lot of punches and Bradley hit Manny and win a lot of the exchanges. ... I'm comfortable with my performance. I thought Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson."

Saying he felt Bradley won the majority of the exchanges isn't particularly offensive but commenting that he felt Bradley "gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson" isn't likely to help Ford's case in the court of public opinion.

Bob Arum has already been crucified, the NSAC has felt the wrath of UFC President Dana White, and now Ford has opened himself up for a lot more backlash. Considering how much he was already facing, it's almost inconceivable to think of the reaction to this.

Maniacs, what are your thoughts? Does Ford make a good point or is this further proof that an investigation needs to take place?

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