SULAIMAN: "I MEANT NO OFFENSE WHEN I CALLED BRADLEY-PACQUIAO THE THEFT OF THE CENTURY"
Press Release: Jose Sulaiman wrote: "I would like to express my deepest apologies for calling the [Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao] fight of last Saturday 'the theft of the century,' which was an exaggerated and bad translation from the Spanish, blamed on ourselves. I am deeply sorry for having hurt a dear friend like Duane Ford [one of the judges who scored it for Bradley] and cannot find the words to express it... Duane Ford is not only a very good, honest and decent person in his private life, but he is also one of the best judges that I have known. Duane Ford, in fact, holds a vice chair in the WBC Ring Officials Board, and he has been a leader for many judges. Boxing being a subjective sport, there are several differences of opinion and I scored the fight one-sided for Pacquiao, which was meant as no offense for my friend."