The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director says the judges in the controversial welterweight title bout between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao are not likely to face discipline or a review, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website Monday.
Keith Kizer told the newspaper that he anticipates Bradley’s controversial split-decision win will stand.
Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six on two scorecards and four on the third. He won 115-113 on the scorecards of judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross, while losing on Jerry Roth’s scorecard by the same margin. ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael scored it 119-109 for Pacquiao. The Associated Press had Pacquiao winning 117-111.
The scores were met by great outrage from the 14,000-plus in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, especially with statistics showing Pacquiao connected on 253 punches to Bradley’s 159. Compubox statistics showed Pacquiao landing more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.
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