Lawyer files suit over controversial decision in Pacquiao-Bradley fightBy Tetch Torres
MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint before the Nevada Attorney General’s Office questioning the result of the Manny Pacquiao -Timothy Bradley fight.
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said his complaint addressed to Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto “may also be treated as a class suit on behalf of those boxing fans who also deserved to be heard of their complaint and grievances and whose number is so huge that it is impracticable to include them in this letter-complaint.”
The complaint was dated June 15 and emailed to reporters on June 17.
Macalintal said he was one of the millions of boxing fans “whose right to a fair and credible verdict in any sporting event is entitled to the protection by the state where the said event is held.”
Macalintal watched the fight inside the MGM Grand Hotel Boxing Arena and was seated at Seat No. 4, Row E, Floor Section. He has been a boxing fan since the 70s. He has a scrapbook of the fights and life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali whom he personally met in 1975 in Manila.
He said his own personal scorecards were similar to other fanatics and experts, which showed that Pacquiao won the fight over Bradley.
“It is (my) humble submission that whatever will be the results of the investigation or inquiry…will surely be of great help and guidance in future sports activities sanctioned by the State of Nevada for the protection of all sports enthusiast and those who have all the rights to demand and claim fair and credible system of officiation,” Macalintal said.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has also submitted a request for inquiry to the Nevada Attorney General.