Sports

WBO Panel Unanimously Favors Pacquiao Over Bradley After Video Review

View Comments
Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines extends a right against Timothy Bradley (L) of the US during their WBO welterweight title match at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Unbeaten Bradley ended Pacquiao's long unbeaten run with a controversial split decision victory over the Filipino ring icon.     AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines extends a right against Timothy Bradley (L) of the US during their WBO welterweight title match at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unbeaten Bradley ended Pacquiao’s long unbeaten run with a controversial split decision victory over the Filipino ring icon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review.

Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because ”people may think I just usurped it.”

The five judges on the review panel all scored the fight in Pacquiao’s favor – 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. At the June 9 bout in Las Vegas, judge Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao, and Duane Ford and C.J. Ross had it for Bradley by the same score. The Associated Press scored it 117-111 for Pacquiao.

”My supporters shouldn’t worry. We’re going to get that title,” Pacquiao said.

The WBO can’t overturn the result of the fight.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,440 other followers