The WBO re score Pacquiao Horn fight following the controversy and the results make for some interesting viewing.
Following Jeff Horn capturing Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight world title recently, Pacquiao said he would be pursuing an appeal to the decision afterwards.
It was a decision met by some controversy on the night itself, but afterwards after watching the tape back, a lot of people did feel Horn deserved to get the decision.
Alas, the fight went back to the WBO (World Boxing Organization) who were the world governing body responsible for the belt in question.
Subsequently, the WBO have released the following official statement on their website relating to an independent post-fight judging analysis conducted following the fight. Done so through five different independent judges.
Here’s what happened:
Essentially three out of five independent judges had the fight to Horn based on the above criteria and breakdown.
That puts a line under that, as they say. It’s hard to see how Pacquiao could appeal the above or do anymore about the decision at this stage.
It is understood Pacquiao will fight on and it will be interesting to see who his promoters Top Rank bring him back against following the loss.
After the fight ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas made world headlines here when he told Jeff Horn to his face straight after he won that he thought he lost: