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Boxing News of Monday, 11 June 2012

Source: liquidsportsghana

Bradley-Pacquiao bout 'is like a fixed fight'-Joshua Clottey

Former IBF Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey feels the controversial Pacquao-Bradley bout looked like a “fixed fight”.

Pacquiao landed 94 more punches than Bradley according to CompuBox, but it was not enough as the judges stunningly awarded a split-decision win to Bradley, who lifted the World Boxing Organization welterweight title from Pacquiao with the victory.

But in an interview with, Joshua Clottey who once lost to Pacquao in a one-sided bout said “it’s like a fix fight because if you watched the press conference before the fight, you would have seen Bradley holding a card which read “Rule 2-November Bradley vrs Pacquao.”

He added that the result of the bout was known well ahead of time, “they knew that Bradley will win the fight and there would be a re-match on November 12th. Bradley held up the same card again after the fight.

“They were all happy about the re-match because you know Floyd Mayweather is in jail and cannot fight Pacquao and I don’t think they can do the negotiation for the fight because of their egos.”

Clottey alleged that the ultimate aim is to get people to watch a rematch between the two boxers. “So it’s a kind of a game where they want people to know that Bradley beat Pacquao so that people will buy the pay per view the second time”