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Bob Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao scoring was 'fictitious'

Bob Arum discusses Bradley-Vargas and gives his thoughts on the scoring of Mayweather-Pacquiao.

On surviving the Mayweather-Pacquiao event

"Certainly when we heard the results of the pay-per-view and the foreign sales, it all seems worth it in retrospect. Didn't have to be as difficult as it was. I must say that the Ellerbe portion of the Mayweather Promotions were very cooperative and easy to work with, but whenever Haymon got involved, it was a nightmare. But it is what it is and it's over now, and now we go on and do other things."

On whether he'd entertain a rematch

"Look, first is, will Manny recover, how well will he recover from this surgery? Assuming everything is OK, and if Manny wants to do a rematch, then sure, I will cooperate. If Manny doesn't want to do a rematch, I'm not going to convince him to do one."

On Manny's mood after the fight

"I visited him in LA before he left for the Philippines, but after he had the operation, and he seemed to be in relatively good spirits. He's watched the fight over, I've watched the fight over, and the truth is, when you watch that fight again, you know, it's hard to see how he did worse than a draw."

On the scoring of Mayweather-Pacquiao

"The press in England have run that fight in slow motion and they found the CompuBox figures to be totally fictitious. Just no relevance to the actual punches landed. Watching that fight, I thought after the fight that Manny had won 7-5, but I can see where it could be 6-6. But I can't see how Manny wasn't given the second round! Floyd did nothing in the second round! Manny landed a lot of punches. So if you give him the second round and the 12th round, because Floyd did nothing in the 12th round, and you give him the four rounds the judges scored for him, that's six rounds right there. It is what it is. He lost on the scorecards, Floyd fought a very interesting, very good fight, and everybody goes on with their lives."

On fans who believe Mayweather clearly won

"Fans should get that fight and look at it again. Look at it again. I think they were influenced by the commentary and by the punch stats. If you watch that fight as the international people did, without either that commentary or those punch stats, people around the world, a lot of them thought Manny won."

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