Pac-man wins WBO review, agrees to re-match!
@SportsBata ..nuff said
Pacquiao told The Associated Press from the Philippines on Thursday that he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because “people may think I just usurped it.”
“My supporters shouldn’t worry. We’re going to get that title,” said Pacquiao, who has the option of an immediate rematch with Bradley in his contract.
“We can’t change the result but we did this review for two reasons,” Valcarcel told ESPN.com. “If they want to make a rematch, we will approve the rematch and if they don’t, we will order one. Also, we wanted to show (the Nevada State Athletic Commission) that they could bring in other officials from outside of Nevada who can also do a fine job judging fights. It’s good to have different officials.”
Nevada generally selects officials from its own pool of in-state judges.
“We want to work together with Nevada and we think they should be open to other good officials from around the world,” Valcarcel said. “But we are not questioning the honorability of the judges who scored the fight for Bradley. They are honest people. They are good officials, too, but I don’t know what happened.” – espn
The WBO completed its review of the controversial split decision (on June 9) between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. The international five-judge panel unanimously voted in favor of Pac-Man: 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113! The official result will stand, but the WBO ordered the re-match! WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel (quotes above) will order a rematch if Top Rank promoter Bob Arum declines to put on a second fight, or if Pacquiao opts not to exercise his rematch clause. Arum or Pac-Man could simply choose to move onto another fight, but it would not be for the WBO title.
Earlier today, Pac-Man easily agreed to a re-match (read quotes above). The November 10th date (unofficial ticket pic above) is circumstantial, and will depend on Pac-Man (camp) agreement to that date for the re-match! Check out the controversial fight #highlight video below!
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) was an undercard in the June 9th bout! He was overlooked with the controversial Pacquiao-Bradley fight! #ChavezJr TKO’ed (in the seventh round) outboxed and beat Cliff Lee (28-2) to retain the WBC middleweight title belt! #ChavezJr like his father, Julio, mixes up a nice combination of power body and head shots! He is relentless in his pursuit of of his opponent! Check out the vicious KO on video below!
Controversial Pac-Man/Bradley fight #highlight punches:
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. TKO in the seventh round #highlight: