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WBO hires five independent boxing judges who all rule in favor of Manny Pacquiao

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Sorry folks, this isn't over just yet.

The experts say Manny Pacquiao should have won his boxing pay-per-view (PPV) match against Timothy Bradley back on June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yeah, we get it.

Because the split decision win for "Desert Storm" has caused such an uproar in the pugilistic community, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) hired five independent judges just to prove a point -- that "Pac Man" should have left "Sin City" with a unanimous decision victory.

Yahoo! Sports breaks down the new scores after the jump.

WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel would not identify the five judges he had review the tape of the fight, but said they were well known, respected officials. He said all five scored it for Pacquiao. One of the judges had it 118-110, or 10 rounds to two. Two of them had it 117-111 (the same that Yahoo! Sports scored it on fight night), one had it 116-112 and the other had it as Roth did, 115-113.

The report also indicates that Bradley will not be stripped of his newly-won title, but will have to defend it this November if Pacquiao exercises his rematch clause -- assuming Bob Arum and his "investigation" don't muck things up in the process.

Stay tuned.

For a more detailed look at the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight click here and here. To watch highlights click here. And for complete "Pacquiao vs. Bradley" results from the entire HBO boxing PPV click here and here.

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