Skip to comments.Manny Pacquiao wins WBO after defeat by Timothy Bradley
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.
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the WBOs special five-judge panel unanimously scored the fight in Pacquiaos favor, the eight-division world champion isnt hooting and hollering about corruption in his sport. He just wants that rematch.
Following the WBOs 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.
Bradleys 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 WBOs judging panel all had Pacquiao winning 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.
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.
These “judges” would have declared Duk Ku Kim victorious over Ray Mancini
The Nature Boy was the best over actor in WWE history.
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"
- The Nature Boy
I used to really enjoy boxing but it is so corrupt it has lost any status as a sport....too much fixing.....
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.
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 (.
I’d like to see that fight to I’d make a special trip to Manila to see it in person actually..
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