Manny Pacquiao returned to the Philippines this weekend and said no decision has been made on who his Nov. 10 fight will be against. But if it is against Cathedral City’s Timothy Bradley, Pacquiao has already started to throw some verbal jabs.
Pacquiao spoke to ABS-CBN and said it’s OK if it’s Bradley and then said “payback time,” as translated by the Philippine Star (philstar.com).
Bradley won the controversial split decision over Pacquiao. Promoter Bob Arum was irate, feeling Pacquiao dominated the fight. The HBO broadcast crew, which televised the pay-per-view fight, also had Pacquiao dominating.
Two judges scored it 115-113 in favor of Bradley, giving him Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. The third judge scored it 115-113 in favor of Pacquiao.
The WBO ordered the fight to be reviewed by five independant judges, and all five scored it in favor of Pacquaio.
At the end of the story, Pacquaio said, “If there is a rematch, there will be no need for judges.”
Below is the link to the Philstar.com story, which translated Pacquiao’s quotes.