Pacquiao should have won
Despite the widely held belief that Pacquiao had prevailed, the judges’ awarded the fight to Bradley by way of a split decision.
Even as the judge's verdict was being announced, Betfair backers took $1.02 on the WBO bout between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley, believing the former had won.
Betfair punters wagering on the WBO title fight believed Manny Pacquiao had defeated Tim Bradley, adding further weight to the controversy that has arisen from the judges' controversial decision.
Betfair's in-play market on the fight remained open up until the official result was announced, meaning punters from around the world continued to trade bets on the outcome of the fight.
Punters backing a Pacquiao win were readily accepting odds of $1.02 as the judges' scores were being read.
Conversely, the last bet on a Bradley victory was matched at the staggering odds of $100.
Despite the widely held belief that Pacquiao had prevailed, the judges' awarded the fight to Bradley by way of a split decision.
The sport of boxing never fails to evoke controversy but today's decision has defied the belief of many boxing followers and Betfair punters.
Betfair markets genuinely reflect public sentiment because the punters trade bets at the odds that they choose.
The fact that people were willing to back Pacquiao at $1.02, literally as the verdict was being handed down, speaks for itself.