Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman went the full 12 full rounds, Saturday night in Las Vegas. It was an entertaining contest, with Thurman having his moments, but Pacquiao scored a knockdown and many felt he had done enough to take the decision. This is why it came as a bit of a surprise when the scorecards were about to be read and they announced it as a split decision.
Judges Dave Moretti and Tim Cheatham both scored it as 115-112 for Pacquiao. Glenn Feldman on the other hand, was the lone judge that scored it for Thurman. He somehow gave him seven rounds — all but one since the 5th — and ended up with a 114-113 score for the American.
For what it’s worth, Bloody Elbow’s Fraser Coffeen and Mookie Alexander, along with Bad Left Hook, all scored the contest 115-112 for Pacquiao, same as the other two judges.
Check out a photo of the official scorecards below.