The World Boxing Association (WBO) concludes that Manny Pacquiao was the real winner after its five-member international judging panel completed the video review on Wednesday of the controversial June 9 welterweight title fight in Las Vegas where Timothy Bradley was officially announced as the winner via the split-decision.
According to several international news sites, the five international judges who re-scored the bout all scored in favor of Pacquiao: 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113. WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel did not disclosed the name of the five judges, but said they are accomplished and well known judges with world title experience.
The WBO, however, has no authority to change the result, and therefore, the welterweight championship belt remains with Bradley. Valcarcel said that the only thing that they can do is to authorize a rematch. Pacquiao and Bradley’s fight contract contains a rematch clause, scheduled for November 10.
Pacquiao told reporters that he wants a rematch with Bradley when he heard the result of WBO’s review.
“My supporters shouldn’t worry. We’re going to get that title,” Pacquiao said.