The Filipino boxing star, Manny Pacquiao, recently lost his battle against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada via a highly-controversial split decision. However, like many others out there, Floyd Mayweather senior, boxing trainer and the father of undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather junior, believes it was Pacquiao who won the fight.
Pacquiao entered the fight as a red-hot favorite against Bradley but after twelve brutal rounds of boxing he lost his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight championship belt to the American.
The Filipino icon lost to scores of 115-113 (Jerry Roth) and 113-115 (Duane Ford and CJ Ross) but Mayweather senior, who attended the bout at the MGM Arena on Saturday, feels there was a clear gap between the Pacquiao and Bradley.
“I didn’t score the fight, I can just tell you. I knew Pacquiao won. I felt he won the fight. I felt like there was a gap, where you could see who was winning,” Floyd Sr. told ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto.
“I thought Tim Bradley put up one helluva fight, but I didn’t think he won the fight,” he added.
In the meantime, Mayweather senior also commented on a potential fight between Pacquiao and his son, who is currently serving an 87-day jail sentence for a guilty plea to a 2010 domestic violence charge.
Though Pacquiao has lost, Mayweather senior reckons a fight between the Filipino star and his son will be as big as ever.
“When they are getting ready to fight, it’s going to be as big as ever anyway. When they fight, it’s going to be the biggest ever,” he said.
“I say when, because there’s a good possibility that the fight will take place,” he added.
Well, all said and done, Bradley, who has extended his winning streak to 29 fights, has said that is willing to give Pacquiao a rematch on November 10. So let’s see if Pacquiao sets up a rematch with Bradley.