Judge defends Pacquiao scoring

Timothy Bradley Jr. of the U.S. fights WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines...

Timothy Bradley Jr. of the U.S. fights WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, June 9, 2012. (Steve Marcus/REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

One of the two veteran judges who scored the fight for Timothy Bradley in his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao Saturday defended his decision in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"I thought Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson," Duane Ford said, according to the Review-Journal. "I thought a lot of the rounds were close. Pacquiao missed a lot of punches and I thought he was throwing wildly."

Bradley won 115-113 on the scorecards of Ford and C.J. Ross, while losing on Jerry Roth's by the same margin. Most ringside observers thought Pacquiao won the fight comfortably.

Roth, who has been working fights for 30 years, told the Review-Journal Sunday he thought Bradley rallied late but didn't do enough for the victory.

"I'm looking for effective aggressiveness," Roth said. "I thought Pacquiao won a lot of the early rounds, and I thought Bradley came on in the end. That's why I gave Bradley the last three rounds. But I still thought Pacquiao had done enough to win."


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