A five-member panel of international judges has unanimously scored in favor of Manny Pacquiao against Tim Bradley after watching video of Bradley’s disputed split-decision win that dethroned Pacquiao as welterweight titleholder on June 9.
The WBO’s review of Tim Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao, which includes a panel of five internationsl judges watching and comparing scores for the fight, may release its findings as early as tomorrow.
HBO commentator Jim Lampley calls Duane Ford, one of two referees who had Tim Bradley defeating Manny Pacquiao, “a standup guy.” Ford will be a guest on Lampley’s Fight Game, which airs Saturday night.
Tim Bradley’s split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao to take the WBO welterweight belt generated nearly $9 million at the gate.
Trainer Freddie Roach says he had a bad feeling as soon as he heard the first scorecard being read after Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Tim Bradley.
Nevada Commission executive director Keith Kizer said that he will review the video of Tim Bradley’s decision over Manny Pacquiao separately with each the three judges.
Tim Bradley on the fight with Manny Pacquiao: “I told my trainer, Joel Diaz, that I might have broken a bone in my left foot because I heard a pop. And he said, ‘well, what do you want to do?’ And I said, “well, I want to continue on and to fight like a champion.’”
WBA junior featherweight titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux delivered the kind of performance his promoter was looking for, as he floored Teon Kennedy five times on the way to Saturday night’s fifth-round knockout victory.
Tim Bradley’s the smaller man, but he believes that he can break Manny Pacquiao’s spirit, end his winning streak at 15-bouts and take the WBO welterweight belt on Saturday night. “He’s in for a real fight,” said Bradley.
Randall Bailey has received few favors in his recent career, but he thinks Mike Jones did him a small one by choosing 8 oz. gloves for their title clash on Saturday. Now, the hard-punching Bailey aims to capitalize.