Promoter Bob Arum, who promotes both Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley with Top Rank, has called for an investigation into the outcome of the fight Saturday Night.
He said on Fox News on Sunday,
“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. But the whole sport is in an uproar. People are going crazy.
“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.”
Even one of the judges, Duane Ford put his two cents on the decision,
“If this were ‘American Idol’, without a doubt, Manny Pacquiao would have won.”
In case you missed it, two judges scored the fight 115-113 in a split decision in favor of Bradley who seemed to have been over matched as the fight progressed.
Pacquiao believing he won the fight simply reacted by saying,
“I did my best,” Pacquiao said. “I guess my best wasn’t good enough.”
A rematch is scheduled for November 10 for Pacquiao to win back his WBO welterweight title.
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