THE REST — 21 June 2012
WBO Determines Pacquiao Defeated Bradley, Decision Will Not Be Overturned

Nobody on Earth (probably not even Timothy Bradley) thinks that Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao a few weeks ago. I’m not exactly sure where to point the finger, but there was some foul play going on.

The WBO reviewed the bout and determined that Manny did, in fact, win the fight. But of course, the decision cannot be overturned.

Manny Pacquiao should have been the winner of his June 9 bout against Timothy Bradley, a five-judge panel assembled by the World Boxing Organization’s championship committee unanimously decided after a video review.

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel ordered the five-judge review of Pacquiao-Bradley last week while questioning the Nevada State Athletic Commission for not retaining any judges from outside Nevada for the title fight.

Instead, Bradley won that fight — and Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight belt — by split decision, setting off outrage among many people who saw the bout and thought Pacquiao was the clear winner.

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