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10 of the worst calls in sports history [VIDEO]

Very few of us can claim to have ever seen a perfectly officiated sporting event. For whatever reason, bad calls happen — and with the current NFL replacement refs, they tend to happen quite frequently.

Unfortunately,  some bad calls happen during some of the biggest moments of the biggest events when the stakes are at their highest. Here, The Daily Caller looks back on some of the worst calls in sports history.

10) 2012 Olympic boxing scandal

Referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov declared Azeri boxer Magomed Abdulhamidov the winner of his match against Satoshi Shimizu of Japan over the summer during the London Olympics. International amateur boxing rules say that a fight must be stopped after three knockdowns in a single round. Shimizu scored five knockdowns of Abdulhamidov in one round. The International Boxing association expelled Meretnyyazov and eventually reversed the ruling.

 9) The infamous Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Decision

Judges declared Timothy Bradley the winner in his June 2012 bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao dominated the fight, landing 253 punches to Bradley’s 159. Pacquiao landed more punches in 10 of the fight’s 12 rounds, but two of three judges ruled in favor of Bradley. Though many cried foul, investigators found no evidence of criminal activity. The World Boxing Organization had five judges rescore the fight. They unanimously ruled Pacquiao the winner.