An ugly spat is developing between Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and Timothy Bradley's manager Cameron Dunkin, as Arum made a public claim that Dunkin had scored last night's controversial fight 116-112 for Manny Pacquiao, which Dunkin tells BoxingScene.com in quite colorful language is not the case:
"I never said anything like that. It's total bullshit. The guy called me Cameron fucking Diaz. The guy is a fucking idiot. For him to say that I said [Pacquiao] won eight to four is the most ridiculous thing. Why he would say that I have no idea."
The Cameron Diaz bit is in reference to Arum slipping up and saying "Cameron Diaz" instead of "Cameron Dunkin" at Wednesday's press conference, which was a funny moment that got a laugh from everyone. Not so funny now, I guess.
Here's what Arum said that sparked the retort, which includes a claim that Bradley told Arum he didn't think he'd won, before the scores were read:
"When I came into the ring [after the fight], I said to Tim, 'You did very well,' and he said 'I tried hard and I couldn't beat the guy. You talk about killing boxing. Even [Bradley's manager, Cameron Dunkin] had it 8-4 for Pacquiao."
Dunkin says he scored the fight 115-113 for Bradley, which is the score that two of three judges had in the split decision win over Manny Pacquiao.
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