Bob Arum Wants Investigation Before Pacquiao-Bradley 2
By now you have heard about the shocking result of Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight in Las Vegas. Two days removed from the controversial decision for Bradley, the boxing world is still baffled by what they saw. With a result considered heinous by most in the boxing world, somebody figures that something must be done. As a result, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is reluctant to allow the fighters to engage in a rematch until he can figure out how the judges’ scores were so far removed from reality.
“I want to investigate whether there was any undue influence, whether the (Nevada Athletic Commission) gave any particular instruction and how they came to this conclusion,” said Arum, who at the post-fight news conference was adamant the result was a mistake but not the result of any chicanery. “But the whole sport is in an uproar. People are going crazy.
“If this was a subjective view that each of [the judges] honestly held, OK. I would still disagree, but then we’re off the hook in terms of there being no conspiracy. But there needs to be an independent investigation because it strains credulity that an event everybody saw as so one-sided one way all three judges saw it as close. It strains credulity.”
Do you believe that the rematch will happen? It’s tentatively scheduled for November 10, 2012.