THERE is “wild talk” going round Las Vegas, USA that the Pacquiao-Horn boxing match in Brisbane, Australia had been rigged weeks earlier than the Brisbane brawl.
Sen. Tito Sotto revealed this after the World Boxing Organization (WBO) that it might evaluation the officiating of the “Battle of Brisbane” however it won’t alter its end result.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao, 35, misplaced on a unanimous choice on July 2 his welterweight title to Australian boxer Jeff Horn, 29. Both are open for a rematch.
Pacquiao not too long ago supported the motion of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) asking WBO to evaluation the match.
“Ang sama ng chismis dun sa Las Vegas eh. Alam mo naman ako marami akong barkada sa Las Vegas eh,” Sotto stated in a radio interview on Saturday.
Asked to elaborate, the senator stated, “Ang chismis dun niluto daw talaga ‘yun from Day 1.”
“Si (boxing promoter) Bob Arum pa pinagbibintangan eh kasi last contract na ni Manny kay Bob Arum. Gusto n’ya ma-extend eh. So, kailangan ng rematch,” he stated.
Sotto added, “Chismis lang (ito). Di ko naman sinasabing maniniwala ako. Yan ang k’wento ng Las Vegas boys sa akin eh.”
“S’yempre nakarating na rin kay Manny (ito). May nag chismis na rin sa kanya. Pero, I don’t know if he believes it,” he stated.
“Ako naman ‘di ko naman p’wedeng basta tanggapin ‘yun kasi mahirap eh. Huwag tayong tanggap ng tanggap ng balita,” he stated.