Manny Pacquiao lands a blow on Timothy Bradley during his controversial defeat (GETTY IMAGES)
The World Boxing Organisation's five-man panel have rescored the controversial June 9 WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley as a clear victory for the Filipino.
The result on June 9, a split decision by Nevada State Athletic Commission judging officials, gave Bradley 115-113 (twice) on a split points decision. The verdict caused uproar and drew condemnation from across the boxing world.
The five officials, from all over the world, sat down and viewed a video of the fight earlier this week. The 5-man WBO judging panel rescored the fight for Pacquiao, by a landslide. The scores were 115-111, 116-112, 117-111, 118-110, 117-111, essentially scoring eight or more rounds to the Filipino fighter.
The WBO will not be able to either overturn the official result, or hand back Pacquiao back the welterweight title. The NSAC, which has the power to overturn the decision, refused to hold an internal inquiry.
However, a rematch looks unlikely, with Bradley yesterday branding his own promoter Bob Arum "a liar", and calling out British light-welterweight Amir Khan for a contest. Arum has called on the Nevada State Attorney General to call an investigation into the manner of the judging.
SOURCE: The Telegraph