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Bob Arum: The promoter for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley is asking Nevada officials for a full investigation into the controversial...
Bob Arum: The promoter for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley is asking Nevada officials for a full investigation into the controversial scoring of their championship fight in Las Vegas last weekend.
Arum, the Top Rank CEO, says he submitted a formal request for an inquiry to the Nevada attorney general's office Monday.
Bradley took the welterweight title from defending champion Pacquiao on Saturday night, ending the Filipino fighter's remarkable seven-year unbeaten run.
Bradley won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third. The decision was roundly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand arena.
"Jim Lampley, who calls the fight for HBO, said this is the single-worst decision he's ever seen," ESPN's Dan Rafael told ABS-CBNnews.com. "That's a big, big statement."
Arum says the only way to restore fans' confidence in boxing is to have an independent investigation.
The attorney general's office did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.
The Associated Press