I wear boxers. I like watching my kids play in boxes. I think boxers are funny slobbering dogs. It's fun to be obnoxious with guys and talk about hot boxes. But I think boxing is stupid.
I’m a lover not a fighter so I admit I’m biased. But my problem with boxing beyond the violence and health risks is the corruption. I barely follow the sport and am really only exposed it to because I watch way too much ESPN and I still read the sports section of the newspaper. Apparently there is an investigation into the results of the Bradley-Pacquiao fight.
Bradley was awarded a split decision victory while the overwhelming majority of the rest of mankind thought Pacquiao easily won the bout. Three judges score each round and none have access to television commentary, outside opinions or the punch counts that viewers get in real time. Pacquiao landed a ton more punches and also way more ‘power’ punches, whatever those are.
Who knows if anything will happen, but some boxing oversight association that is probably corrupt in it’s own right is investigating the situation. I think the solution is simple. Three judges without any technological input on punch counts and I assume no video to replay are susceptible to error in judgment. So why not use nine judges or eleven? Simple solution.
Crazily, I have other boxing news to scoff at. World Champion Floyd Mayweather is serving time in prison. I think he used his woman as a sparring partner against her wishes. So he’s in jail for a few months. I just read that he asked to be released because he isn’t getting enough water, he is malnourished and he can’t get in his preferred regime of workout time. The judge ruled that he has plenty of water and is not limited in access, he’s not eating well because he’s not eating (he says the food is gross) and that he has a perfectly acceptable amount of recreation time as do all inmates.
Maybe if Floyd Mayweather didn’t beat up women he wouldn’t have to experience the taste of jail food and imprisonment. Duh. Thankfully the judge rejected his appeal to be released because he doesn’t like being punished.