Investigation requested in Pacquiao, Bradley decision
In one of the most controversial boxing decisions in recent years, Timothy Bradley upset Manny Pacquiao in a split decision on Saturday. Fight promoter Bob Arum, who represents both fighters, refuses to allow a rematch until the Nevada attorney general investigates the judge's decision, according to Yahoo! Sports.
"I've never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight," Arum told SI.com following the fight.
The decision in Bradley's favour came as a surprise to many, considering that Pacquiao landed 253 punches to Bradley's 159. Pacquiao also landed more punches than Bradley in 10 of the 12 rounds.
"I want to investigate whether there was any undue influence, whether the [Nevada Athletic Commission] gave any particular instruction and how they came to this conclusion," Arum said.
After the fight, but before the decision was handed down, Arum spoke with Bradley who said, "I tried hard but I couldn't beat the guy," referring to Pacquiao.