Today we look at the social media reaction to two Manny Pacquiao losses in 2012: The knockout by Juan Marquez and the controversial decision to Timothy Bradley.
The Marquez Knockout
The devastating 6th round knockout of Manny Pacquiao by Juan Marquez almost immediately began spawning jokes on social media. Photos began cropping up of the fallen boxer in various humorous situations, including funny memes and imitators of all ages.
It was a great fight and we’re glad Manny is OK. And now without further delay, here is a lighthearted look at the end of the big fight, with 10 of the best memes and joke photos of Manny Pacquiao’s knockout.
The Bradley Decision
Unlike the Marquez knockout, which spawned countless jokes directed at Pacquiao, the controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley prompted fans to rush to Manny’s defense. Outraged boxing fans turned to Twitter to express their disgust. Below is a collection of some of the outraged tweets that occurred immediately after the decision, from other boxers, sportscasters, and casual fans.
Prior to the reading of the judges scorecards, many observers felt that Pacquiao had won 11 of the 12 rounds, which is why there was such shock at the decision. Few tweets could be found in the judges’ or Bradley’s defense.
Lampley just told me worst scoring he has EVER seen.
115-113 twice for Bradley and 115-113 once efor Pacquiao. Split for Bradley. I am shocked, stunned
Worst athletic commission in the country!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nevada state athletic commission at its finest!!! Youve for to be f–king kidding me!! that is disgusting Nevada state athletic commission!!
I don’t even think controversial is the right word. I think they just read the wrong scores.
Bob Arum is irate, talking to press row
This is just wrong, so unfair for the athletes, for the sport..for the public and lovers of boxing…they ruined it
Theory: Arum didn’t want to have to make Pac-May; fix it for Bradley & he has to make Pac-Bradley II instead.
Listen, I love Tim Bradley he’s a friend. This is not his fault. Tim lost the fight, that’s all I can say.
#NotGoodForBoxing #boxing Why I can’t stand boxing!! Ridiculous! Something has to be done!
I’m having trinidad flashbacks.
I put Bradley down twice, can I get my rematch please? RT
#Boxing: The crowd is booing so loud you can’t hear Max Kellerman’s post-fight interview. And they’re not stopping. (via #HBOboxing)
Worst sports decision i’ve ever seen. Not watching boxing again.
WoW that’s why I can’t f–k w boxing no-more..sh-t is OD suspect!! How the f–k did Bradley win this fight?!
Boxing is fixed…what a joke!!! Manny dominated!!!
Sickened and saddened by this. The sport of boxing should be embarrassed tonight.
Pacquiao: Absolutely he won the fight
Congratulations nothing. Bradley knows they lost and not by a little. Pacquiao dominated.
#rematch judges should be ashamed.
The only thing boxing had going was the Mayweather – Pacquiao intrigue. And they rigged it so it would never happen.
you can see in this dude’s eyes he know he lost.
Boxing looks like the biggest joke ever right now. Horrific, ugly call on this fight. Nonsensical.
Woowwwwwww!! Haha must be Vegas; most controversial decision I’ve ever seen. PAC won, But so did I!!
#pacquio just got shafted. Worst call I’ve ever seen. Flat Down! Wow!
This is crazy.. Those judges n vegas need to be fired ASAP!!!! I never felt so cheated of my money in my Life!!!!
I watched allota fights but that decision was some bs. Now I wanna see pacqiou verses may weather I spelled PAC mans name wrong so what lol
I thought Manny looked real bad, but HE WON EASY!!!WTF!!! Again I’m going twitter dark in disgust at this decision. Sick again of my sport.
Paq jus got robbed
#PacBradley This is another stain on boxing. Even worse than my draw with Holyfield! #Disgraceful
Evander Holyfield just walked by and threw his hands up.
Bob Arum says “These judges simply don’t know how to score” What where they looking at?” “Unless I am crazy” This wasn’t a close fight”
Worst decision I have ever seen, I think. Bradley “wins” by split decision over Pacquiao. I gave Bradley ONE round.
Wow!!!!!!!!!! Pacman beat his ass and that trash add dude won f–k boxings politics and judges too f–k Vegas judges
Congrats to the judges of the Pacman/Bradley fight, you have OFFICIALLY killed boxing.
Bradley by decision…. Uhmmm what? Explain to me how….
This is officially the last boxing match i will ever watch
This is crazy!!!!! Fix
Whhhhhhhaaaaaat??!! Worst decision ever
I’m done with boxing.
Wowwww!!! That can’t be right
Y’all can rag on me for why im into MMA, why I can’t deal w boxing anymore but this was the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in combat sports
this might be the worst decision i’ve ever seen. bradley might die in a rematch. i mean, pac might beat him to death.
Thats the most absurd thing I have ever seen Keith Kizer and the rest of the NSAC need to have a federal investigation into them
If you ever watch anoter boxing match you are a complete dumbass.
Pacquiao won that fight 11 rounds to 1. At worst maybe 9 to 3. And somehow three blind judges gave split decision to Bradley
where is Ashton Kutcher this gotta be Punk’D bc Bradley didnt win maybe 1 or 2 rounds seriously though sheesh
What the world has happened to
And boxing just took another step backwards
Worst decision I’ve ever paid for!!!!! Dang Pac Man! At least you’re smiling!
Talk about boxing surviving…nope. done.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!! Not even that close. Smh. I can’t believe what I’m seein right now.
Tonight, Boxing cemented itself as the biggest joke in the sporting world, bar none.
That’s a joke! Pacquiao has title stolen. Worst decision I’ve ever seen.
well that’s the last time I ever watch boxing
WHAT?! THIS IS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS DECISION IN BOXING HISTORY! I SCORED IT 11 OF 12 ROUNDS FOR PACQUIAO! FLAT-OUT ROBBERY! I’M IN SHOCK!
WTF… Im done with boxing! No way bradley won
What fight were the judges watching!?
I’m waiting for ashton kutcher to come out into the ring
That’s a fix.
WOW! That’s the reason boxing is an absolute joke. Anybody involved in this sport should be disgusted.
ill never watch another bout as long as i live
Boxing is now the worst sport in the history of the world Im never buying a fight again
What fight were the judges watching???
Somehow Bradley won by split decision after losing 10 rounds. I’m speechless. THE WORST fix I’ve ever seen.
How did you react to these two losses by Pacquiao?