Judges rule in Pacquiao favour
Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley look set for a rematch after five independent judges ruled the Filipino should have won the original bout.
Bradley was awarded a controversial split decision following the WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on June 10 - with Bob Arum, the promoter of both fighters, left stunned by the result.
Judges Duane Ford and CJ Ross both scored the bout 115-113 in favour of Bradley, while Jerry Roth awarded the fight to Pacquiao by 115-113.
Following the contest, though, WBO had hired the quintet of officials to re-score the fight - with all of them ruling Pacquiao should have won.
However, the WBO are unable to overturn the result - with the a rematch between the two now the likely outcome.
"I hope with this ruling the public's faith in boxing would be restored," said the 33-year-old Pacquiao.
"I was not surprised by the WBO ruling. I knew that I won, so did the whole world. But that is already over and I am now focusing on the next fight."