CARSON CITY – State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Tuesday her staff found no evidence of wrongdoing in investigating the June 9 welterweight boxing match where Timothy Bradley upset champion Manny Pacquiao.
Consequently, unless someone comes forward with criminal allegations, the matter is closed, said Masto in a letter to Bob Arum, chief executive officer of Top Rank Inc.
Masto pointed out that Arum, who asked for the review of the fight, never alleged any criminal activity and no one came forward with such allegations during her office’s investigation. Staff members even interviewed the fight referee, Robert Byrd, who told them he knew of nothing that would indicate it was not a legitimate fight.
The boxing officials who scored the fight were experienced and had the appropriate licenses, added Dale Liebherr, the attorney general’s chief investigator, in a letter to Arum.
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