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updated: 6/20/2012 10:33 PM

Pacquiao wants rematch with Bradley

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  • Congressman and former welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao flashes the sign of peace during a Mass in a Catholic church Saturday in Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao, whose homecoming was much less festive because of his split decision defeat in Las Vegas against American boxer Timothy Bradley, cut short his vacation after the controversial fight to help flood victims in his home province.

      Congressman and former welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao flashes the sign of peace during a Mass in a Catholic church Saturday in Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao, whose homecoming was much less festive because of his split decision defeat in Las Vegas against American boxer Timothy Bradley, cut short his vacation after the controversial fight to help flood victims in his home province.
    Associated Press

  • WBO welterweight boxing champion Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao on June 9 in a controversial split decision.

      WBO welterweight boxing champion Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao on June 9 in a controversial split decision.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review.

Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because "people may think I just usurped it."

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The five judges on the review panel all scored the fight in Pacquiao's favor -- 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. At the June 9 bout in Las Vegas, judge Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Pacquiao, and Duane Ford and C.J. Ross had it for Bradley by the same score. The Associated Press scored it 117-111 for Pacquiao.

"My supporters shouldn't worry. We're going to get that title," Pacquiao said.

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

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