Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s defeat last night (June 9) at the hands of opponent Timothy Bradley is not going over too well in the hip-hop world with Busta Rhymes, Drake, DJ Clue and more publicly lashing out.
Writing in all caps, Busta unleashed a flurry of angry tweets directed toward Bradley.
“BRADLEY, I’M GLAD UR CONCIOUS IS EATING U UP ENOUGH 2 ADMIT THAT U DON’T EVEN BELIEVE U WON HOMIE. GO CHECK THE TAPE AND RUN THAT BELT!!,” he tweeted June 10th.
“BRADLEY U CAN’T SLEEP 2NIGHT THE FEEDBACK IS OVERWHELMING ISN’T IT? THE WORLD KNOWS U LOST. DO THE RIGHT THING & GIVE THAT BELT 2 PACMAN!!!”
“BRADLEY, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!! U CAN’T POSSIBLY BRANDISH A VICTORY NO 1 RESPECTS. DO THE HONORABLE THING AND VOLUNTEER UR BELT 2 PACMAN!” (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
Young Money star Drake also called out last night’s controversial decision.
“WHAT THE F*CK?,” he tweeted.
“That’s a fix.”
“What an embarrassing night for Boxing. Sh*t looked like the WWF. Pac Man and Jinky deserved to go home happy.” (Drake’s Twitter)
New York’s Power 105.1 radio personality DJ Clue got in on the debate.
“If Pacman was a Dominican, or Rican boxer..There woulda been a straight Riot in the MGM 2Nite!!!! Judges would have to Run for lives haaa.” (DJ Clue’s Twitter)
Singer Bruno Mars also scratched his head at last night’s outcome.
“I knew Pacman already won so I went to bed after round 7 last night. But turns out he lost over some dumb people they call “judges”” (Bruno Mars’ Twitter)
Rapper Immortal Technique hinted at a possible boxing conspiracy.
“You really wanna know what I think?”
“It’s all about that Pacman vs. Bradley rematch. They need to make money while Floyd’s in the can. So they started this controversy!” (Immortal Technique’s Twitter)
After a steady win streak, Manny received his first loss since 2005 last night.
Manny Pacquiao tried to turn his welterweight title fight with Timothy Bradley into a brawl, but it was Bradley who won a split decision to end a remarkable run by the Filipino fighter. Bradley won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third. The decision was roundly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand arena. Pacquiao never put Bradley down, but hurt him in the early rounds and landed the harder and cleaner punches throughout the fight. Bradley fought well in spurts and tried desperately to take the fight to Pacquiao, and scored enough points with the judges to win the 147-pound title. (Fox Sports)
Check out Manny Pacquiao’s reaction below: