“I love boxing and I don’t wanna see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating.”
Sen. Manny Pacquiao pressured this level as he “indirectly” endorsed the letter of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) urging the latter to review the officiating of his match with Australia’s Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane.
Pacquiao on Wednesday mentioned the WBO “should take appropriate action on the letter sent by Games and Amusement Board so as not to erode the people’s interest in boxing.”
“On my part, I had already accepted the decision but as a leader and at the same time, fighter, I have the moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness in the eyes of the public,” Pacquiao mentioned.
Horn, 29, gained in a unanimous determination and seized the World Welterweight title from Pacquiao, 35. But Pacman’s supporters claimthat the judges and the referee stole the victory from the Pambansang Kamao.
GAB on Monday wrote to WBO president Francisco Valcarcel to examine some observations from sports activities analysts that there may very well be some miscalls from the referee.
“While we respect the decision, we are constrained to request for a thorough review by the WBO for possible miscalls of the referee where some deductions were not made and of the judges in their judging that have caused varying opinions on their objectivity,” the letter learn.