Bradley-Pacquiao investigation to be asked by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, amidst controversy on the resultBy Angel Cuala on Jun 12, 2012 in Boxing, Sports, United States •
Updated: June 12, 2012 6:50 p.m.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said he will call for an investigation regarding the result of the Pacquiao vs Bradley bout last Saturday, June 9, (Sunday, June 10, Manila time) in Las Vegas, where Timothy Bradley won via a controversial split decision.
Timothy Bradley, receiving a left punch from Manny
Pacquiao during their bout in Las Vegas (June 9, 2012)
Image Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
As noted at ABS-CBN News on Monday, June 11, 2012, Arum, who said earlier that he was ashamed of the result, will ask the US Attorney General for a Bradley-Pacquiao investigation after most sportswriters and boxing analysts are saying that Manny Pacquiao clearly won the fight.
“We are going to ask the Attorney General to investigate the entire situation because what happened that night in Las Vegas with the scoring was an absolute outrage.” Arum was quoted telling to ABS-CBN‘s “Umagang Kay Ganda”, who holds both Pacquiao and Bradley, with the rematch on November 10, 2012 also being questioned by many boxing fanatics.
“We have to have a thorough and complete investigation to determine how something like this could happen and who is responsible.” The 80-year old boxing promoter added, noting that he acknowledges the fact that a lot of boxing fans were in doubt and may be thinking that the fight was fixed.
After the fight, it was announced that judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross each had a score of 115-113 for Bradley, while judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 in favor of Pacquiao; but a lot of observers did not agree with the decision and Bradley even said he wants to review the tape to see if he really won.
As noted at ESPN, CompuBox statistics went in favor of Pacquiao, who landed more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds. Pacquiao landed 253 of 751 punches (or 34%), while Bradley landed 159 of 839 (or 19%), and that Pacquiao also landed 82 more power shots (190-108).
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