An Outrageous scene from the aftermath of the Manny Pacquiao fight Saturday night played out, according to Kevin Iole.
Getty photographer Al Bello was ringside to document the event. When he began snapping photos of the decisive moment and Pacquiao laying motionless on the mat, several members of Pacquiao’s entourage went after him.
“Had I not gotten off the ring, I have no doubt the two of them would have beaten the [expletive] out of me and I might have been seriously hurt,” Bello told Iole and Yahoo Sports.
Look at that ridiculous scene (more photos in the link). Boxing needs to be more selective about how many people are allowed in the ring. The photographer had more to contribute than the goons all piled in the corner. Pacquiao needed medical attention, yet they were going after a photographer. As if no one would realize that Manny just got knocked out otherwise.
[photo via Chris Cozzone, via Yahoo Sports]