MANILA, Philippines – Mexico’s Jorge Arce is disappointed with the outcome of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight, claiming his fellow Mexican was robbed of a win.
“It was really an outright robbery. I don't know what Marquez has to do to win in Las Vegas. Maybe murder. But even if he kills (Pacquiao), he would still lose or get a draw,” Arce said in Boxingscene.com.
Arce, seen as one of the potential opponents of Filipino-American Nonito Donaire Jr., said he backs the plan of Marquez’s camp to pursue a case against the judges who allegedly favored Pacquiao.
Pacquiao recently edged Marquez with a majority decision after 12 rounds.
Two of the ring side judges saw the fight 115-113 and 116-112 for Pacquiao. The other judge scored the bout even at 114-114.
Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title.
“I am disappointed in the judges. Marquez should sue them for being robbed on several occasions," Arce said.
Arce added that Pacquiao should hand over his crown to Marquez.
“If Pacquiao were honest, he would take the belt and give it to Juan Manuel. After the fight was over, Marquez was celebrating but Pacquiao was sad, and Roach was sad because he predicted a knockout in six rounds and nothing happened.”