Jeff Horn beat Manny Pacquiao on a controversial decision and the internet was pissed
Manny Pacquiao fought Jeff Horn in Brisbane on Saturday night. The fight went to decision and to the surprise of what seemed like everyone on the internet
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2017
Wow! PAC loses by UD? One judge had it 117-111? 😳 Wasn't the fight that I saw!
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) July 2, 2017
Uhhhhhhh, can U Say Bullshit??!!Manny got Fucked!!! That's the Face of a Winner??!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) July 2, 2017
— Kdott (@_kdott_1218) July 2, 2017
Jeff Horn is the new WBO welterweight champion.
The good news is that it was a very entertaining fight on the big stage, which is all too rare for boxing of late.
The bad news is that it was another controversial decision, which is all to common in boxing.
The outcome is that boxing has a new name and draw in Jeff Horn. The Australian Rocky is a world champion and he won’t be teaching school again anytime soon.
Horn is now 17-0-1 and Pacquiao has lost four of his last nine.
This was a stunning outcome. Horn gave an amazing effort, but commentators on television and online (myself included) all had Pacquiao as the winner. The legend landed far more punches, but Horn was given the win. What a huge day in Australian boxing history.