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Manny Pacquiao wins WBO after defeat by Timothy Bradley
BBC ^ | 06/22/2012

Posted on 06/22/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

On the night two judges scored the bout 115-113 in the American's favour, prompting boos around the MGM Grand. The WBO has now met with five international judges to evaluate a video of the fight and they unanimously scored it in favour of Pacquiao.

The original result still stands as the WBO does not have to power to overturn it, but a rematch could be ordered. It was a first defeat in seven years for Philippines fighter Pacquiao, who landed 94 more punches than Bradley.

Pacquiao is already guaranteed a rematch because of a clause in his contract.

According to Bob Arum, the promoter for both fighters, 33-year-old Pacquiao has indicated he would prefer the rematch over Bradley forfeiting the WBO welterweight title.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: boxing; mannypacquiao; timothybradley
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1 posted on 06/22/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

More here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/post/manny-pacquiao-wants-rematch-with-timothy-bradley-after-wbo-review-in-his-favor/2012/06/21/gJQAqXO8sV_blog.html

EXCERPT:

the WBO’s special five-judge panel unanimously scored the fight in Pacquiao’s favor, the eight-division world champion isn’t hooting and hollering about corruption in his sport. He just wants that rematch.

Following the WBO’s video review and the resulting decisions, Pacquiao said he would rather fight Bradley again than be handed the belt without entering the ring because “people may think I just usurped it.”

Bradley’s victory hinged on a pair of 115-113 scorings from Duane Ford and C.J. Ross. Judge Jerry Roth has Pacquiao winning by the same score.

The WBO’s judging panel all had Pacquiao winning — 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 8:30:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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I watched every second of the fight start to finish and believe that it was a foregone conclusion that Pacquiao had won. To me, there was only 1-2 rounds in question that could have gone to Bradley.

I’ll at least entertain the possibility that I was influence by the commentary of Kellerman, Letterman, et al. as the fight went on (as has been suggested by some may have occurred with viewers of the fight); but I don’t think so.

Personally, it was the most atrocious decision I’ve observed in my 30 years of watching boxing with the exception of the Roy Jones Jr. decision in South Korea at the 1988 Olympics.

JMHO.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolf24

These “judges” would have declared Duk Ku Kim victorious over Ray Mancini


4 posted on 06/22/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SeekAndFind
Wrestling Fake Fail Pictures, Images and Photos

Vegas fights are soooo WWE, I've paid for my last one.

5 posted on 06/22/2012 8:38:41 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

The Nature Boy was the best over actor in WWE history.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 8:41:27 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Snickering Hound
First of all, that it was the funniest clips I've ever seen; freaking hilarious!

And, to quote Ray Ratto (rattocsn on twitter): "WBO review of Pacquiao fight sets a very bad precedent for every pro wrestling title bout ever"

7 posted on 06/22/2012 8:43:53 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: EEGator
"I got a gold watch!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

- The Nature Boy

8 posted on 06/22/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: SeekAndFind

I used to really enjoy boxing but it is so corrupt it has lost any status as a sport....too much fixing.....


9 posted on 06/22/2012 8:46:55 AM PDT by Hogblog
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To: SeekAndFind
I think the plan is to have Manny have one last big payday in Manila in December and then retire.

He's had a great run but is getting to old and actually he could do more good in the Philippines than in boxing at this point of his career.

10 posted on 06/22/2012 9:09:41 AM PDT by montanajoe
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Well, I hope it will be Pacquaio vs Mayweather. I’ve been waiting for this for the longest time.

Unfortunately, Mayweather is in jail right now and actually REFUSED a huge offer from the Pacquaio camp prior to that.

We might never see this happen... Mayweather isn’t that young either (he’s 35 (.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d like to see that fight to I’d make a special trip to Manila to see it in person actually..


12 posted on 06/22/2012 10:55:29 PM PDT by montanajoe
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