World Boxing Organization President Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, announced that the WBO Championship Committee will review the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, that ended in a controversial result this past Saturday, June 9, to take measures in accordance with the rules of procedure.
Valcárcel reported that the Championship Committee will meet soon and will examine “with five recognized international judges to evaluate the video of the match (between Pacquiao and Bradley) and agree to what emerges, the Championship Committee will make its recommendation according to the rules”.
Last Saturday in Las Vegas, Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) and Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) fought for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. The bout ended in a split decision victory in favour of Bradley.The three judges scored the bout 115-113 (Duane Ford), 115-113 (C.J. Ross) and 113-115 (Jerry Roth).
“I want to clarify that in no way this says that we are doubting the capacity of these judges, which we consider as honest and competent judges,” said Valcárcel.