Nedal Hussein has hit out at the ‘putrid dog’ referee who officiated his controversial bout with Manny Pacquiao after he finally admitted to helping the Filipino superstar to victory 22 years ago.
An up-and-coming Pacquiao met Hussein in the Philippines back in 2000, with the bantamweights competing for the WBC title at a sports centre in the Far East.
The gutsy Hussein – known as ‘Skinny’ – fought superbly and had Pacquiao badly hurt in the fourth round, leaving him dazed after knocking him to the canvas with a left jab.
A referee has admitted to helping Manny Pacquiao to victory against an Australian fighter
However, Filipino referee Carlos Padilla appeared to give his countryman a long count and the hometown hero…