NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 14: (L) Trainer Freddie Roach talks to his boxer (R) Manny Pacquiao at a press conference to promote the fight with Shane Mosley at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on February 14 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Maybe Las Vegas judges aren't corrupt, they're just senile.
That's one way to explain the controversial scoring decision that gave Timothy Bradley a shocking split decision win over Manny Pacquiao during last Saturday night's (June 9, 2012) boxing pay-per-view (PPV) at "Sin City's" MGM Grand Garden Arena.
"Pac Man's" head trainer, Freddie Roach, appeared on MMA Uncensored Live earlier this week to explain how age may have an effect on outcome as it pertains to scoring fights (transcribed by Yahoo! Sports):
"To hear the first judge say, that he had won by only two points--and then to hear the other two judges go the other way--was just absurd. He clearly won the fight...I think he [Bradley] won one round because I think Pacquiao gave him a break in the 11th [round]...It was one of the worst decisions I've ever seen and I think it's really bad for the sport...There was definitely some favoritism in this one. More incompetent at this stage of their careers. Two of the judges are over 70 years old. Age 65 is when people retire...there should be a cut-off. Maybe they're just not seeing the fights like they used to."
Hear more from Roach on "Pacquiao vs. Bradley" after the jump.
If you were too wrapped up in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) to notice Pacquiao vs. Bradley, or perhaps just too busy to give the "sweet science" the time of day, you can bring yourself up to speed with highlights and event links by clicking here.