By Edward Chaykovsky
Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum recently spoke with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who still feels strongly that he should have won a twelve round decision over Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Arum suffered a right shoulder injury in the fourth round of the contest and was forced to undergo surgery following the fight. He is excepted to be away from the ring until at least the spring of 2016.
Without the injury in the fourth, Pacquiao told Arum that he would have easily defeated Mayweather.
For his part, Arum has reviewed the contest several times and he felt the outcome should have been a twelve round draw. Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, also felt his man did enough to win.
The official judges felt otherwise as did most at ringside. Mayweather was handed victory with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110.
"He thought he won the fight. With both shoulders, he felt he would have won easy. I watched that fight over and over again, and without being biased - in addition to the four rounds the [two] judges gave [Pacquiao] - I gave him the second. I don't see how you could take the second round away from him. And [I gave him] the last round, which would have made it a draw," Arum told Fight Hub.