Bets Paid Back on Manny Pacquiao Following Controversial Call

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Bets Paid Back on Manny Pacquiao Following Controversial Call

Irish bookmaker announced it was returning monies for bets placed on Manny Pacquiao following Saturday night’s controversial call proclaiming undefeated 4/1 underdog Timothy Bradley as the winner.   

Bradley won by split-decision, outraging many fans. told customers Sunday:

Last night in Las Vegas the brilliant Filipino Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight belt to Timothy Bradley in a controversial split-decision defeat.

With that Paddy Power has rolled out one of our famous Justice Payouts. If you had placed a bet on Manny to win in a pre-fight outright or on points, that money is now back in your account. We Hear You!

Judges CJ Ross and Duane Ford scored it 115-113 for Bradley, while Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao.  The vast majority of boxing websites and fans scoring the fight believed Pacquiao had won it. 

Pacquiao trainer Bob Arum was calling for an outside investigation. 

"The conspiracy theory is that somehow I arranged this to create a rematch, which would give me another big fight until Floyd (Mayweather, who is serving an 87-day jail sentence) is ready to fight."

Arum said he was getting so much heat for this that, "On Monday, we're asking the attorney general of Nevada to conduct an investigation of everybody, to see what the facts are here.

"This is such an incredible situation, something I've never seen in 47 years in boxing, that it requires an investigation. And you can't rely on the (Nevada Athletic Commission) to conduct an investigation, because they'll whitewash it."

- Don Shapiro,

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