There are folks who are totally shocked that Tim Bradley won last ***'s fight against Manny Pacquiao, but I think he won for the reasons listed below:
1) The-powers-that-be in the boxing industry deemed it necessary for Pac-Man to lose to save boxing--it is slowly losing to MMA. At this time, boxing is not as interesting as the MMA, for there are really no top names or exciting fighters in the boxing industry today other than Pretty Boy Floyd. The industry needs new fighters who will hype their fights to sell to the market--Tim will not shy away from trash talking; he will promote a fight.
2) The industry may be trying to force Manny's hand to fight Floyd. The big-wigs in the industry know Floyd is not going to accept a 50/50 purse to fight Manny, so to help make the fight happen between Floyd and Manny, Manny needs to be put in position where he can't or looks foolish asking for a split purse after getting beat by a no name boxer. Also, Manny's lost to Tim will only make Floyd more eager to fight Manny, and the lost should motivate Manny to fight Floyd so that he can regain his reputation and name. Also, the lost will create interest for another hyped fight between Tim and Manny--the industry needs hype fights.
3) Manny Lost to Tim makes room for other fighters to take center stage, especially the up and coming fighter out of Mexico (can't think of his name, but he has reddish hair). Now that Manny has lost a fight, he may be more willing to fight the Mexican fighter, which also generates money and viewership for the industry. Also, the lost makes it easier and exciting for up and coming boxers to call out the veterans such as Pretty Boy Floyd.
4) The industry may be losing confidence in Manny, for Manny is appearing to lose interest in boxing and is appearing to be very religious ( he showed himself praying with his family, and he made a lot of praying gestures in the ring before the fight). Also, Manny got into a media skirmish with the *** community for making a comment about his dislike or nonsupport for same *** marriages.
As I mentioned earlier, these are my thoughts and beliefs as to why I think Tim Bradley won the match over Manny--I may be right or I may be wrong, but the aforementioned things are my beliefs.
Interestingly though, I want to share that I quietly cheered for Tim to win, for he reminds me of the small, big-headed, trash-talking Pookies from my hood who are dying to show anybody, especially the world that they are good with their hands--think I might go back to my hood today to sit on my momma's porch to watch Peanut and Pookey talk trash and slap box--never a boring moment around that place.