The boxing world reacts to a shock Manny Pacquiao loss to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia where ‘Pacman’ lost on points.
Jeff Horn won a unanimous decision over boxing legend Manny Pacquiao as the scorecards read out 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 in his favor.
It was a surprise loss for Pacquiao, considered the hot favorite going into the bout – but a real life Rocky story come through for local man Horn.
It was an entertaining fight overall but many within the boxing world had a dim view of the scorecards in the Manny Pacquiao loss:
I’m not debating who won the Pacquiao v Horn fight with anyone. If you’ve scored for Horn or even gave him a draw you’re a fucking idiot
— Tommy ‘Guru’ Allan (@TomBoxingAsylum) July 2, 2017
Manny Pacquiao losing is why boxing is such a joke. How can people take this sport seriously anymore? Jeff Horn did not win that, sorry
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 2, 2017
So the ref almost stops fight in round 9. Pacquiao lands 32% of his punches to Horn’s 15% but somehow Horn gets the unanimous decision? 😡🤔
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) July 2, 2017
— Nowshad Khaleque (@NowshadKhaleque) July 2, 2017
— Aeron Sumilong (@AeronYsrael) July 2, 2017
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2017
— maryrose (@maryrose1043) July 2, 2017
Waking up to hearing about Pacquiao getting robbed again xd
— Sing (@Sing2X) July 2, 2017
Manny Pacquiao lost but OBVIOUSLY had more hits. Unfair decision? Or boxing became really trashy.
— 活け炭 (@pinxheprincessa) July 2, 2017
— jeninachristelle (@DlnValdez) July 2, 2017
Manny Pacquiao is the True Winner!!
— PEPषीळ्ळाष् 🇵🇭 (@MrPepsiLLas) July 2, 2017
— DiBiase (@Dibiase_ca) July 2, 2017
Time to mandate drug testing of boxing judges after absurd Pacquiao “loss” to game Horn #PacquiaoHorn
— Michael Marley (@marleyboxing) July 2, 2017
— Jopay (@mariazippyy) July 2, 2017
— A (@SunnyPalmTreez) July 2, 2017
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) July 2, 2017
As you can see, many people were not happy to say the least. Time will tell if Pacquiao will look for the rematch for a chance to win his WBO welterweight world title back.