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WBO: Manny Pacquiao won against Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision, based on video review

By on Jun 21, 2012 in Asia, Boxing, Sports, United States Comments

Updated: July 4, 2012 1:25 p.m.

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Manila, Philippines – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao won against Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision, based on video review of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and recommended a rematch; after the controversial split decision earned criticisms from a lot of boxing fans, experts, and even celebrities.

Timothy Bradley (left) and Manny Pacquiao,
during their bout (June 9, 2012)

Image Credit: Joe Klamar/Getty Images

As announced at on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, which obtained the WBO video review result, the five unnamed international judges, who were commissioned by WBO President Francisco Valcarcel, have finished evaluating the Pacquiao vs Bradley match and all of them scored unanimously in favor of Pacquiao.

According to the report, the scores of the five judges were 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113, which means that Manny Pacquiao clearly won against Timothy Bradley, contrary to the official scores which were announced right after the fight last June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

As reported earlier, boxing judge Jerry Roth scored the fight 115-113 for Pacquiao, while both judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford scored it 115-113. Bradley was declared as the new WBO welterweight champion and was on a wheelchair during the post-fight press conference, who later insisted that he really won the fight.

Nevertheless, WBO emphasized that they have no power to overturn the initial ruling and that the belt will not be returned back to Pacquiao, who said that a rematch (earlier set on November 10, 2012) would be better rather than just taking it back right away and that the WBO welterweight title would be vacant.

Meanwhile, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told reports earlier that the Pacquiao vs Bradley 2 is not yet final and that Pacquiao may instead fight Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time ( or Pacquiao vs Marquez 4). Pacquiao beat Marquez twice, on their second and third fights, and their first bout ended up in a controversial draw.

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