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Karma, controversy go hand-in-hand

A win isn't necessarily a win if it's marred by controversy

Updated: March 13, 2013, 4:19 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

It never looks good when a boxer turns up at the postfight news conference in a wheelchair -- especially if he's the winner! But that was the counterintuitive culmination of Timothy Bradley Jr.'s bittersweet upset of Manny Pacquiao last year. The uproar over the puzzling decision was a real buzz killer for the winner, nullifying much of the glory that would have accompanied a clear-cut victory, while the strained ligaments he suffered in both feet added injury to insult.

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