Cambodian prime minister won't pay up on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bet
Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia, said he will not pay up on a $5,000 bet he made that Manny Pacquiao would beat Floyd Mayweather, according to The Cambodia Daily.
Mayweather won the May 2 fight between the two by unanimous decision. The judges' scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 in favor of Mayweather.
According to the Daily, Sen said he doesn't believe the fight was fairly judged since it took place in the United States and with U.S. judges, therefore won't pay the bet in protest.
Sen said if he were Mayweather he "would consider the match a draw" and proposed a rematch of the fight in a neutral place of China.
"I send a message to American judges to provide an explanation for why Floyd won," he said. "Floyd was just running around—blocking and avoiding—while Pacquiao repeatedly threw more and more punches, punching him to lie against the ropes."
On Tuesday, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported that Mayweather is willing to give Pacquiao a shot at a rematch next year.
After Saturday's fight, Pacquiao revealed that he was dealing with a shoulder injury that he said cost him two weeks of adequate training. He will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to miss nine months to a year, reports ESPN.
- Molly Geary