Pacquiao vs Horn. The Robbery That?
The boxing world is outraged tonight. Twitter is going insane. Every fight fan is calling out robbery & Jeff Horn is getting no credit for his courageous, yet controversial victory.
Here is a no agenda, no bull take on the fight.
· Jeff Horn was absolutely sensational. He started fast. He hurt Pacquiao in the 6th and he recovered to win some late rounds. I gave him 5 rounds. I can see sense in giving him less or more. (Several rounds were close, especially early)
· Manny had Jeff hurt in the 9th and should have finished him off. The ref was close to stopping the fight. Manny only has himself to blame there.
· For some reason commentators of major networks gave Manny the 6th round. Manny was hurt in this round. Rocked by a right hand, staggered and he just recovered to avoid going down, that makes it a clear Horn round.
· Now another error is the judges all gave the huge 9th round to Manny 10-9. Technically it should have been 10-8 even though no knockdown was scored, I mean Horn was out on his feet.
So who did we have winning?
We have Pacquiao edging the fight - he did enough to win. But don’t take anything away from Jeff Horn, he was fantastic tonight. No one gave him a shot to even last more then half the fight, let alone come close to & then controversially winning it.
Manny also has himself to blame. Fighting in Australia, he would have known not to rely on the scorecards & he had his chance to finish Horn, but couldn’t land the significant punches after Horn was hurt.
Overall: It was a sensational fight. Stop crying robbery. Stop crying this is why we hate boxing. Sure we had Pacquiao winning slightly and that 116-110 card was absolutely horrible, but let’s give these two guys credit. We expected a one sided beat down and we got an action packed, great fight. A fight that we thought Manny won, but considering that, it was a fantastic performance by Jeff Horn also.