World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has won the June 9 fight with Timothy Bradley, World Boxing Organization (WBO) said on Thursday, June 21.
According to RingTv, five judges convened by WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarel has voted unanimously in favor of Pacquiao after watching the video of the fight.
The judges scored in Pacquiao’s favor by 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112, and 115-113.
On the night of the fight, Bradley defeated Pacquiao by scores of 115-113 on the cards of official judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford, while Jerry Roth had it for Pacquiao.
The report added that WBO cannot reverse the decision of the judges on June 9 despite the review of the five judges.
“The only thing that we can do is authorize a rematch,” Valcarcel told RingTV.
Pacquiao and Bradley’s rematch is scheduled on November 10. But Arum and other Top Rank officials have said that they will most likely not push through with it. It appears that Pacquiao may fight Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time this November, the report ended.
Timothy Bradley is set to return WBO Welterweight belt to Manny Pacquiao according to Bradley’s alleged Facebook account on Monday, June 11, 2012. The statement is now circulating on social networking sites, forums and other sites online.
The statement reads:
“After reviewing the tape over 10 times, and listening to what all my fans and haters had to say about the fight. I have made a decision. I shall return this belt to its true, rightful owner. Like and Share if you support my decision. I shall release this information to the press and media shortly.”
Another message was posted after some Facebook users called it a hoax, “I apologize for being rude yesterday, and you may believe whatever you like. But when the official statements are being announced at the conference, you will see that I am real.”
Bradley won a very controversial decision against Pacquiao on Saturday, and almost all of the reporters and fans in Las Vegas thought Pacquiao has won the fight.
In a few minutes, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley bout will begin! Who do you think will win? Watch the live streaming here. For the meantime, check out the winners of the undercards of the world welterweight championship match.
Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) vs. Timothy Bradley (United States)
Winner: Timothy Bradley (United States)
Mike Jones (United States) vs. Randall Bailey (United States)
Winner: Randall Bailey
Jorge Arce (Mexico) vs. Jesus Rojas (Puerto Rico)
Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba) vs. Teon Kennedy (United States)
Winner: Guillermo Rigondeaux (TKO-5)
Mikael Zewski (Canada) vs. Ryan Grimaldo (United States)
Winner: Mikael Zewski (TKO-3)
Andrew Ruiz (Mexico) vs. Tyler Larson (United States)
Winner: Andrew Ruiz (UD-4)
Jesse Hart (United States) vs. Manuel Eastman (United States)
Winner: Jesse Hart (TKO-1)
Ernie Sanchez (Philippines) vs. Wilton Hilario (Dominican Republic)
Winner: Ernie Sanchez (UD-8)
American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez from San Diego will sing the US National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” before the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley World Welterweight Championship, Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
According to report by boxing promotion company Top Rank, Sanchez will be singing before a live audience of over 16,000 fans and tens of millions of viewers worldwide watching it live on Pay-Per-View.
Meanwhile, another Filipino-American teenage singer, Kirby Asunto from New Jersey, will sing the Philippine National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang” for the fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. took the top spot of Yahoo Sports November ratings for Top 10 Best Boxers in the World. Mayweather received 29 first-place votes, nine second-place votes and six third-place votes.
Manny Pacquiao ranked second. He received 15 first-place votes, 26 second-place votes, two third-place votes and one fourth. The remaining second-place votes went to Sergio Martinez (seven) and Juan Manuel Marquez (one).
Here’s the Top 10 List of Yahoo Sports:
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Points: 419 (29 of 44 first-place votes)
Record: 42-0 (26 KOs)
Title: WBC welterweight champion
2. Manny Pacquiao
Points: 407 (15 of 44 first-place votes)
Record: 54-3-2 (38 KOs)
Title: WBO welterweight champion
3. Sergio Martinez
Record: 48-2-2 (27 KOs)
Title: Ring, WBC middleweight champion emeritus
4. Juan Manuel Marquez
Record: 53-6-1 (39 KOs)
Title: WBA, WBO lightweight champion
5. Nonito Donaire Jr.
Record: 27-1 (18 KOs)
Title: WBC, WBO bantamweight champion
6. Wladimir Klitschko
Record: 56-3 (49 KOs)
Title: Ring, IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion
7. Andre Ward
Record: 24-0 (13 KOs)
Title: WBA super middleweight champion
8. Timothy Bradley
Record: 28-0 (12 KOs)
Title: WBO super lightweight champion, WBC super lightweight champion in recess
9. Lucian Bute
Record: 30-0 (24 KOs)
Title: IBF super middleweight champion
10. Vitali Klitschko
Record: 43-2 (40 KOs)
Title: WBC heavyweight champion