Timothy Bradley Manny Pacquiao

WBO Committee to Review Pacquiao, Bradley Fight

Controversial ruling calls for closer examination

by #teamEBONY, 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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