Timothy Bradley Manny Pacquiao

WBO Committee to Review Pacquiao, Bradley Fight

Controversial ruling calls for closer examination

by Team Ebony, June 14, 2012

Timothy Bradley Manny Pacquiao

The title fight between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao left many questioning the decision of scoring judges. Bradley won the fight in a split decision, but most spectators felt that Pacquiao was clearly the better fighter that night. World Boxing Organization (WBO) President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced on Wednesday that a championship committee will review video of the match with five “recognized international judges” and will make a recommendation.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, expressed outrage after the match. He has since submitted a formal request for an inquiry to the Nevada attorney general’s office.

“This isn’t about a close decision,” Arum said. “This is absurd and ridiculous and everyone involved in boxing should be ashamed.”

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