Row Over Pacquiao Shock Defeat Rages: Inquiry Pressed Before Rematch
LAS VEGAS—The uproar was so loud even Bob Arum was forced to reconsider an earlier announcement of an immediate rematch.
For now, the Hall of Fame promoter is shelving plans for a Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley II on November 10 even if Pacquiao wishes the rematch to push through.
The 80-year-old Arum, feeling the heat triggered by the bizarre split decision given to Bradley on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila), wants an inquiry into whether there was some hanky-panky prior to the bout that made Bradley the new WBO welterweight champion.
“I want to investigate whether there was any undue influence, whether the (Nevada State Athletic Commission) gave any particular instruction and how they came to the conclusion,” Arum told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports....