Pacquiao won Bradley fight, rules WBO panel
LAS VEGAS – The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has ruled that Manny Pacquiao should have won his controversial defeat to Timothy Bradley and has recommended a re-match between the fighters.
American Bradley won a split decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 10 June that prompted disbelief from the sporting world and had many criticising the outcome.
The WBO met with five international judges to evaluate video of the match and they unanimously scored the fight in favor of Pacquiao, though they do not have power to overturn the initial ruling and the result will still stand.
Pacquiao, meanwhile, says he wants a rematch with Bradley. “My supporters shouldn’t worry,” said Pacquiao. “We’re going to get that title.”