Bob Arum Requests a Review of Pacquiao-Bradley Decision


Top Rank CEO promoter Bob Arum who represents both Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley has requested the Nevada attorney general review the results of a fight which two judges awarded to Tim Bradley giving him a split decision victory against one of the sport’s top fighters. Says Arum:

“Manny Pacquiao clearly won the fight by, like, 10 rounds to two or 11 rounds to one. It wasn’t even a close fight. The decision is inexplicable. It’s not really for me to comment about the decision, it’s up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. I speak the truth. I think that Tim Bradley is a lovely young man who tried very hard, but Bradley lost that fight. Period. I’m not going to say anything in a situation like this to cater to [Bradley's manager] Cameron Dunkin, or to cater to Tim Bradley. They’re lovely, nice people, and I applaud them. But Pacquiao won this fight, and he won it easily. Period. End of story….[People] who say that, ‘well, Arum is faking it,’ and that ‘he really maneuvered this to get the rematch,’ they’re not alone in saying that. That is, of course, not true. In fact, that’s preposterous…”