Pacquiao wants rematch with Bradley

Image (from left to right): Timothy Bradley & Manny Pacquiao (© Chris Carlson/Associated Press)
Timothy Bradley won the June 9 bout with Manny Pacquiao on a controversial split decision.
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MANILA, Philippines (AP)

Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review.



Think the judges were clueless when they declared Manny Pacquiao a loser against Timothy Bradley? They have company on the list of worst sports decisions.

Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because ''people may think I just usurped it.''

The five judges on the review panel all scored the fight in Pacquiao's favor — 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. At the June 9 bout in Las Vegas, judge Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao, and Duane Ford and C.J. Ross had it for Bradley by the same score. The Associated Press scored it 117-111 for Pacquiao.

''My supporters shouldn't worry. We're going to get that title,'' Pacquiao said.

The WBO can't overturn the result of the fight.

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