The split-decision victory of Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas has left promoter Bob Arum fuming angry, insisting there would be no rematch unless Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto launches an investigation.
Fans and members of the media have been accusing Arum of somehow rigging the match. Bob Arum had the following comments:
“I want to investigate whether there was any undue influence, whether the Nevada Athletic Commission gave any particular instruction and how they came to this conclusion.”
He continues to express his feelings that Manny Pacquiao had won the fight even the day after the fight, his decision remained unchanged.
“If this was a subjective view that each of the judges honestly held, OK. I would still disagree, but then we’re off the hook in terms of there being no conspiracy. But there needs to be an independent investigation because it strains credulity that an event everybody saw as so one-sided one way all three judges saw it as close. It strains credulity.”
Timothy Bradley won Manny Pacquiao‘s WBO World Welterweight Championship form the decisions of C.J. Ross and Duane Ford scoring the fight 115-133 for Bradley and judge Jerry Roth scoring the fight 115-113 Pacquiao.
There are a select few individuals in the boxing community who believe that Bradley deserved the victory; a good portion of the boxing world scored the fight in favour of Pacquiao.
Regardless of the outcome and despite all the controversy, the outcome is not going to change; Bradley won the fight.
Whether this scratch on Pacquiao’s record will oust him from his shared position atop the rankings, action is inevitable.
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