Timothy Bradley Beats Juan Manuel Marquez in Split Decision

Timothy Bradley Beats Juan Manuel Marquez in Split DecisionImage via Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Judges are weird. Timothy Bradley (31-0) clearly got the better of Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1) with his abrasive jabs and high volume of punches. Bradley even nearly knocked him down in the final round. Regardless, a judge still felt like Marquez won the fight. But Bradley was still able to retain his championship in a 115-113, 115-113, 116-112 split decision win to remain undefeated.

Of course, Bradley can't really complain about the scoring because of that infamous fight with Manny Pacquiao where he won in an outrageous split decision. Marquez last bout against Pacquiao—in which he made a meme out of him—was more clean cut. 

Bradley-Pacquiao II may be in the cards next, but is celebrating after taking down the man who almost beheaded Pacquiao. That win should come with an asterisk though, because come on, having "Started From the Bottom" as your ring entrance is just unfair.

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