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Bob Arum Pushing For Justice, Ford Defends His Position

Manny Pacquiao received a boxing lesson from Timothy Bradley, one of the judges in the controversial fight has said.

Duane Ford, who scored last weekend’s bout in Las Vegas 15-13 for Bradley, has been quoted as saying, "I thought Bradley gave Pacquiao a boxing lesson."

"I thought a lot of the rounds were close. Pacquiao missed a lot of punches and I thought he was throwing wildly," Ford said, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

His colleague Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao and CJ Ross 115-113 for Bradley. The Associated Press scored the fight 117-111 for Pacquiao.

Statistics compiled by Compubox showed Pacquiao landing 253 punches to 159 for Bradley, and having a 190-108 edge in power punches. Pacquiao landed 38.5 per cent to 27.7 per cent for Bradley.

Promoter Bob Arum said, "The public saw the fight and they're outraged. We need clarity here. We need those responsible to investigate, to see what happened, how the judges could be so off.

"Was there any funny business going on? Or no funny business? Did they have a conversation with each other? We need to get clarity. The public is demanding it."

He said the scoring of last Saturday night's fight was among the worst he had seen.

"It puts boxing in a horrible light. I'm looking for the sport to do damage control, and the only way it does damage control is if you do a full and complete investigation."

Arum has submitted a formal request to the Nevada attorney general's office, asking for an inquiry.

Jennifer Lopez, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office, said Arum's complaint was under review.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission's executive director, Keith Kizer, said he had no plans to review the fight, even though he acknowledged having Pacquiao ahead.

Commission chairman Skip Avansino told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was content with the scoring. Ford defended his scorecard in an interview with the newspaper.

"If the commission here in Nevada will be in intransigent, and won't cooperate, we have to have a federal commission," Arum said. "We have to examine who these are on the commission, how they got there, how they operate. Something is broke."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 06-14-2012

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;12244312]I thought Ford called the fight perfectly people need to watch that sht on Mute.[/QUOTE]Bull$h1t! There were 20-25 ringside experts who DID NOT have commentary and they scored it for Pac. This mute thing is a myth. Also, sounds allows…

Comment by MARKBNLV on 06-14-2012

I thought Ford called the fight perfectly people need to watch that sht on Mute because the two times i did i have it 7-5 6-6 Bradley with the commentary i had it for Pacquiao by 3.

Comment by -PBP- on 06-14-2012

[QUOTE=ernestot;12243795]duane ford is not as honest as they say. this guy has been in numeruos spanish boxing articles, the writers claiming he is a corrupted judge in vegas.[/QUOTE] I've always been suspicious about Jerry Roth. He gave 3 of the…

Comment by Explosions on 06-14-2012

Ford is a clown and he better not walk the streets of Vegas alone.

Comment by {Pito} on 06-14-2012

Isn't this the same guy happy and hugging Tim after the fight

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