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WBO To Review And Re-Score Jeff Horn - Manny Pacquiao Fight

WBO To Review And Re-Score Jeff Horn - Manny Pacquiao Fight
8/7/2017

Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO Welterweight Title to Jeff Horn on Sunday, in a fight that was tagged "The Battle Of Brisbane". The Australian was awarded a unanimous decision which didn't go well with fans and Manny in the Boxing world.

The World Boxing Association (WBO) will now review the fight according to an appeal by The Philippines Games and Amusements Board (GAB) after Pacquiao said the decision against him Sunday was unfair but the review according to WBO won't change the result, it will only re-score the fight.

Citing possible miscalls by the referee and judges, the GAB said it's request is based on protecting Boxing integrity but WBO said their only hope of revoking the results will be based on evidence of fraud in the officiating.


From A letter By WBO President Francisco Valcarcel addressing on the issue

"I would be very grateful if the GAB can provide any evidence indicating fraud or violation of law,'' WBO President Francisco Valcarcel said in a letter to the GAB dated Thursday.

"The purpose of this review is to be able to give the fans certainty of who was the winner of the bout, even though we do not have the power to reverse the decision of the judges.''

"Then, we will tabulate the results to ascertain clearly which rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 percent,'' Valcarcel said. "This means that three of the five officials have to agree to determine which fighter won the round.''

Scored 117-111 by Waleksa Roldan and 115-113 each by Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan, with the first the most criticized.

"The officials who participated in this fight are all professional, distinguished, honest and honorable human beings,'' he said.
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