9:32 am | Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Manny Pacquiao lands a punch against Timothy Bradley in the second round of their WBO world welterweight title fight Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. AP/Julie Jacobson
MANILA, Philippines — World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao was declared winner over Timothy Bradley by a five-man panel of the World Boxing Organization, according to a radio report.
However, the WBO was quoted in the same radio report as saying that the welterweight belt would stay with Bradley.
Bradley defeated Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight crown via controversial split decision during their fight in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 9.
All five judges who watched the replay of the Pacquiao-Bradley match scored unanimously in favor of the Filipino boxing great: 117-111; 117-111: 118-110; 116-112; 115-113
The uproar over the decision by the three judges prompted the WBO to launch an investigation.