Manny Pacquiao Beat Timothy Bradley, According to WBO Review

June 20, 2012 – 10:23 pm by Ryan Phillips

On Wednesday the WBO completed its review of Timothy Bradley’s controversial split-decision win over Manny Pacquiao from June 9. A panel of five international judges re-watched the fight and scored it. The results showed what we all already knew: Pacquiao won the fight.

On the night in question, judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross both had Bradley winning 115-113, while Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Pacquiao. The WBO’s panel of judges – who are all said to be accomplished with world title experience – disagreed with that June 9 ruling.

The judges, whose names were not disclosed, all gave the fight to Pacquiao and their scores were: 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112, 115-113.

HBO’s broadcasters and virtually every member of the media at ringside had Pacquiao clearly winning the fight and the crowd roundly booed the decision. I scored the fight 117-111 for Pacquiao but thought I was being kind to Bradley by giving him three rounds.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said the fight’s result will stand as far as the WBO is concerned, but implied that the Nevada State Athletic Commission should make some changes to fix its judging system.

The loss to Bradley was Pacquiao’s first since 2005 and was an inexcusable robbery. After the Filipino southpaw completely outclassed Bradley, no one is really interested in seeing a rematch, even if the fight went down as a loss for the eight division world champion.

Now it appears Pacquiao may be headed for a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez instead. Either way, the WBO did the right thing by reviewing the fight and publicizing the results.

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  1. 7 Responses to “Manny Pacquiao Beat Timothy Bradley, According to WBO Review”

  2. WBO review is in and it’s unanimously for Pacquiao. What’s left for Bradley is to return the WBO welterweight to the Nevada State Athletic Commision otherwise it’ll bother him for the rest of his boxing career and probably the end of his boxing career. Got it Mr Bradley, do the right thing for your own good

    By Raymundo M Gavina on Jun 21, 2012

  3. Bradley, behave to be a “sportman.” This the reason why boxing is one of the many sports. Cocede to give back the WBO Welterweight belt to Pacquiao, unless you are acting “unsportsmanlike” and not a real American guy!

    By Ito Biete on Jun 21, 2012

  4. This is why people are turning to ufc mma fights because they are fair and not decided by political nonsence. How dare you take a sport like boxing and turn it into the NBA officiating.3 blind mice.

    By Reno Cristobal on Jun 21, 2012

  5. Ufc has had it shares of lopsided decisions. Shogun vs machida. Bottom line. Finish fights and dont leave it in the judges hands.

    By Rommel b on Jun 21, 2012

  6. Kudos to Ryan Phillips!! got to be 117-111.That’s
    my score,too.Seen it 3 times already.
    The 5 WBO judges dealt another blow to the controversial win of Bradley.
    Bradley needs to do an honorable gesture for the sake of boxing and the doubting boxing fans.
    Either return the belt to WBO or Pacquiao,then ask for rematch.Not doing this,people will not be inclined to patronize his fights.He will lose fans,credibility and respect.I’m pretty sure that’s the feel of a lot of people.

    By iriga city boy on Jun 22, 2012

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