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Bradley-Pacquiao Bout: Nevada Finds Nothing Illegal

Nevada's state attorney general found nothing illegal or criminal in Manny Pacquiao's controversial split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley in a welterweight title fight last month in Las Vegas, according to a letter made public Tuesday.

Interviews with the referee of the June 9 fight, two Nevada Gaming Control Board officials and state Athletic Commission Director Keith Kizer turned up no evidence of wrongdoing, state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said in the letter to Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum. The three judges were not interviewed.

Arum promotes both fighters. He sought an inquiry June 11, telling Masto that he hoped it would "show the world that there were no improprieties."

Arum didn't immediately respond Tuesday to requests for comment.

"Displeasure with the subjective decisions of sporting officials is not a sufficient basis for this office to initiate a criminal investigation," Masto's letter said. "There do not appear to be any facts or evidence to indicate that a criminal violation occurred."

Masto aide Jennifer Lopez issued a statement calling the matter closed.

Bradley won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing by the same margin on the third.

The decision was booed by the ringside crowd June 9 at the MGM Grand arena, drew a video review by the World Boxing Organization, and resulted in a call by Pacquiao for a rematch.

A five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a review.

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

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Comment by Boxingwizard on 07-06-2012

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;12307231]Well Romey, can you name any experts who gave it to Bradley? I haven't seen any. And the only remotely credible boxing writer who I have seen score it a close fight was Lyle Fitzimmons, and I don't really…

Comment by rambov on 07-05-2012

looked like a normal fight to me where the fight could have gone either way. Pac fans need to wake up and smell the coffee Bradley will get destroyed by Floyd imo

Comment by mathed on 07-05-2012

Timmy still da man, no one else out there at 147 can beat him - dude is taking the thrown like he was supposed to. Pac will fight JMM again and this time, if it is close, he will lose…

Comment by Dave Rado on 07-05-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12305524]Rado,you know you my dude,but I have to respectfully disagree here...There was a bunch of different scores giving by the experts you talking about...Yes a lot of them had it wide for Pac,but what about the experts who scoreed it…

Comment by AllEyesOpen on 07-05-2012

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;12305446]...Certainly none in the last 50 years.[/QUOTE] So you think this was the worse scoring in the last 50 years? That tells me all i need to know. & what you or anyone else thinks that wasn't an official…

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