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Bob Arum: WBO Doesn't Settle Anything


Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said that the of WBO (World Boxing Organization) review of the fight doesn't settle anything. Two weeks ago Aussie boxer Jeff Horn pulled off one of the biggest upset win in boxing history against Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao at Sun Corp Stadium in Brisbane Australia. Many boxing fans slammed the judges and believed that Manny should have been the winner of the fight so the WBO conducted a review of the fight and confirmed that Jeff Horn is the real winner of the WBO Welterweight title after three of the five judges have ruled in favor of Jeff Horn.

"First of all they didn't [rule] that Jeff Horn clearly won the fight. They (WBO) had five judges scoring the fight: three had Horn winning narrowly, one had it at draw, one had Pacquiao winning," Arum told News To Go in an interview. 

He said the way that result of the WBO review shows that the fight was "very, very close." "Well it doesn't settle anything. It was a very close fight. It could have been scored either way. I had Manny winning the fight by one point, but you know when it gets that close, the fight can go either way," he added. 

 "Manny has to decide what he wants to do in the future and we'll take it from there," he said. Arum said that after two weeks, he may travel to the Philippines to determine from Pacquiao himself if he would want a rematch with Horn. "I will see whether he really wants to do a rematch, whether he wants to continue boxing, or whether because of his senatorial duty, he is unable to continue," he said.

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