February 24, 2018

What?! Manny Pacquiao Defeated by Little Known Jeff Horn in Australia

04 July 2017, 12:54 | Ruben Fields

Promoter Bob Arum may have revealed the Queensland election date after the Pacquaio Horn bout

Promoter Bob Arum may have revealed the Queensland election date after the Pacquaio  Horn bout

Manny Pacquiao had already left town without saying much, even as criticism of the referee in the WBO welterweight world title fight and the judges who awarded a unanimous points decision to a previously nearly anonymous Jeff Horn was still pouring in on social media.

Horn has already challenged USA boxer Floyd Mayweather to a fight and said he would consider a re-match against Pacquiao. "And he has been out of action and coming back to have a fight with Conor McGregor", Horn said.

Roach refused to condemn the judges who scored the fight in Horn's favour, adding: "I thought it was a pretty close fight".

Pacquiao, who is also a sitting Senator in the Philippine Congress, said he will concentrate on his duties as a politician, but remains open for a possible rematch with Horn and a possible retirement in the future.

Pacquiao, one of the finest boxers of his generation, paid the price for a slow start and his inability to end the fight with a knockout.

".Pacquiao looked very old and very much his age".

"It was hard, hard getting through that round, hard getting hit, getting caught with a shot and then continue on", Horn said.

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"Manny Pacquiao is an absolute warrior, he's a legend of the sport, " he said. With Horn charging forward all day, he ducked down and it was nearly inevitable one of them would be opened. At 38, it was exactly the fight he didn't want. But boxing experts were almost unanimous in their opinion that Horn received a gift, and Pacquiao was the bout's true victor.

It was a close fight - how someone can score it 117-111 to Horn is beyond me.

Horn's promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, says he won't engage in a bidding war with other state governments to host a mooted rematch with Manny Pacquiao, but a workable date will need to be found due to Queensland's unpredictable weather.

"I was looking in his eyes late in the fight to see where he was at and what he had left in the tank", Rushton said.

"I got called "gay" a lot".

"From the beginning, we knew Pacquiao was in for a rough night because the kid (Horn) was packing heat".

"Justin Fortune said the only way Pacquiao could lose the fight is if he tripped on the way to the ring". You could sense that he was willing to do whatever it took to get the victory. "Hopefully he comes back in the rematch and beats Horn just like he did to Tim Bradley after losing that first fight, which was also a bulls-- decision".

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