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JUNE 27, 2015 StubHub Center, Carson, CA (HBO): Timothy Bradley Jr vs Jessie Vargas, welterweights, 12 rounds;
Timothy Bradley Jr managed to pick a well deserved win yesterday night after a solid performance on HBO. Though this Tim’s performance was great, the fight had some controversies at the end of the match. This time the controversy was with the referee. He stopped the fight before it was due and failed to award anybody the victory but simply because he had misheard the ten second claps as the final bell in the 12 round with Bradly on his feet after being on the receiving end of a monstrous right hand from the hard hitting Vargas.
Bradley managed to score 116-112, 117-111 and 115-112. The decision win was well deserved. Though Vargas put on a great show, he was robbed the remote chance he had on winning the fight by the referee who seemed to be pro Timothy Bradley. The referee finished the fight before the fight was over. Asked why he made the decision, he said that he made the decision on what he had heard. That the call was honest.
On an interview, he was quoted saying that, ‘Surely, it was indeed an honest mistake. It’s not like any theoretical string-pullers would have a whole lot to gain from Jessie Vargas losing this fight”. “If there were going to be some kind of shady screw job, one would figure it would go against Bradley, the older fighter with the far lesser upside on paper’.
Timothy said that Vargas gave him a run for his money. He told his fans that the referees wrong call did not favor him in any way since he was squeezing Vargas a tightly as he could.
Bradley (26-1, 9 KO). Said that he was ready to give Vargas a rematch since he had nothing to fear. He was 100% confident that after surviving Provodnikov, Vargas was no where close.
Vargas, however, was confident that he could have finished. “All I needed was one shot. That’s what I was looking for. It was just an honest mistake on the referee’s part. We all acknowledge that it was an honest mistake. But those 10 seconds possibly cost me the fight.”
Asked if he might try to start faster in a potential rematch, Vargas said, “We start off where we left off in that last round. Throw more punches, keep more active, that would be the thing there.”
The fight was exciting, the fighters lived up to their fans expectations.