Horn stuns Pacquiao in bloody battle

The WBO World Welterweight Championship main event between Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs), the Filipino legend and boxing's only eight-division world champion, against undefeated No. 1 contender and Brisbane's favorite son Jeff "The Hornet" Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) (12 a.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET) delivered a 2.4 overnight rating.

The 38-year-old was knocked off his stride by the aggression of the taller and heavier Australian in the early rounds but looked to have weathered the storm as the fight wore on and Horn exhausted.

I'm no expert on how fights are scored and judged but, for now, I'm just happy to see that the victor was the one who has (to our knowledge) never said that gay people are worse than animals.

Horn's first defence of his title will likely be against Pacquiao later this year (a rematch was part of the original contract between the pair) but the Australian would dearly love to fight the 40-year-old Mayweather before too long.


Others felt that Pacquiao was robbed of a victory, putting the blame on referee Mark Nelson and the three neutral judges from New York, Arizona and Argentina.

Pacquiao's close loss to Horn had Roach contemplating if his ward is done being a boxer. Last month The Ring reported that Pacquiao-Horn could be the beginning of Top Rank airing several fights per year on ESPN that featured some of the sport's biggest names.

Horn, 29, surpassed nearly every expectation that had been placed on him.

"Look, I don't think anyone's thinking of an election today", she said.


"Jeff executed beautifully and it just went pretty much how I thought it would go", said Rushton.

"That's the decision of the judges".

But Pacquiao's conditioning trainer, the Los Angeles-based former Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune, was critical of the referee and the judging. "A lot of Queenslanders think I won the fight and people around the world". "If nobody is there I tend to not try very hard".

Horn landed far fewer punches than his favoured opponent, 93 to Pacquiao's 183, but the judges seemed to reward him for the aggressiveness he showed from the outset of round one.


The decision was met with criticisms not only in the Philippines but in the USA as well but Pacquiao insists that the 115-113 was fair enough.


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