Bob Arum asks Nevada attorney general to probe Pacquiao-Bradley fight result

Top Rank big boss Bob Arum on Monday requested for a full and complete investigation on the result of the June 9 world welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.


In that fight, judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross both scored 115-113 for Bradley while Jerry Roth saw it 115-113 for Pacquiao. The American boxer was proclaimed winner by a split decision.

Most boxing analysts and enthusiasts including celebrities expressed shock, dismay and outrage over the scoring of Saturday’s match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Reports said that Arum’s letter was directly delivered to the office of Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

In an interview, Arum said that “the public has a right to know. The fighters have a right to know.”

“The only way to restore fans’ confidence in boxing is by letting an independent body investigate every detail of the fight no matter how big or small. Sunshine never hurt anyone,” the promoter added.

In a separate occasion, Arum said that “the whole sport is in an uproar” and “people are going crazy” because of the controversial verdict.

He also said that there would be no rematch between the fighters unless the probe on the scoring is launched.