Pacquiao vs Bradley 2: Judges' scouting report

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Will fans be shocked again when or if the bout goes the distance and the scorecards are read? When Manny Pacquiao fought Timothy Bradley in 2012, Bradley won a controversial split decision off of some questionable scorecards from Duane Ford and CJ Ross.

Even the 115-113 verdict favoring Manny Pacquiao was harshly disputed.

The result captured the boxing world by storm, and not in a good way.

With all the backlash from the previous affair, the Nevada State Athletic commissions had its hands full on selecting officials for the rematch.

So how did they do?

The referee chosen to control the action is veteran Kenny Bayless, and the three judges picked to determine the winner are Glen Trowbridge, Michael Pernick, and 
Craig Metcalfe.

Here’s a breakdown of the three judges calling the action with the assistance of the Boxing judge statistician organization The website ranks and rates judges on a round-by-round basis.

Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Pro Fights: 425
Judge Since: 1994

Trowbridge can, at times, be a bit inconsistent, but overall is one of the more respected judges in all of boxing.

Good Scoring Decisions:
  • Saul Alvarez vs Shane Mosley: 119-109
  • Juan Carlos Salgado vs Martin Honorio: 112-112
  • Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley: 119-108
  • Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana: 113-112

Questionable Decisions:
  • Brandon Rios vs Rich Abril: 115-113
  • Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III: 116-112

Pod Index:
Rating: 78.03%
Ranking: #33


Residence: Florida, USA
Pro Fights: 750
Judge Since 1992

Pernick iis highly experienced and typically sends in good scorecards. He has no notable red flags, very consistent and respected.

Good Scoring Decisions:
  • Miley Garcia Jr vs Jaunt Carlos Burgos: 118-110
  • Daniel Ponce De Leon vs Abner Mares: 75-76
  • Lamont Peterson vs Kendall Holt: 68-63
  • David Hayes vs Wladimir Klitschko: 108-119
Questionable Scorecards:
  • Brian Voloria vs John Estrada: 111-116
  • Ramon Garcia vs Jesus Geles: 110-118
  • Chad Dawson vs Glen Johnson: 115-113
Pod Index:
Rating: 78.0%
Ranking: 35


Pro Fights: 200
Judge Since: 2005

Pod Index
Rating: 78.0%
Ranking: 35

Questionable fights: None known

Notable Fights:
  • Saul Alvarez 89 - 82 Alfredo Angulo (TKO 10 Alvarez)
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. 117 - 111 Saul Alvarez (MD 12 Mayweather)
  • Kelly Pavlik 112 - 115 Sergio Martinez (UD 12 Martinez)
  • Andre Ward 115 - 113 Carl Froch (UD 12 Ward)


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