Sports world shocked by decision in Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight
(ESPN.com) – Shock and disappointment permeated social media on Saturday night as all three judges awarded Jeff Horn of Australia a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in the WBO world welterweight title bout held in Horn’s hometown of Brisbane.
Several professional athletes from different sports took to Twitter to express their negative reactions to judge Waleska Roldan’s 117-111 card, as well as the identical 115-113 cards of judges Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan.
Kobe Bryant, Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan were among the NBA stars to voice displeasure.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 2, 2017
Them judges wasn’t judging…
Boxing has real issues man … That’s not right
Disrespected @mannypacquiao like he not a legend. #PacquiaoHorn
So the ref almost stops fight in round 9. Pacquiao lands 32% of his punches to Horn’s 15% but somehow Horn gets the unanimous decision?
Boxing is wack!!!! Pac-man got robbed again…This is why MMA is so big now..SMH
Boxing is a joke, and it proves it again tonight. Are you kidding me with those scorecards?#joke #rigged
Lmao- Boxing is the greatest worst sport on the planet.
They tried PAC!
What the hell manny definitely won that fight
Whoa!! What in the world
Horn didn’t win that fight at ALL smh
Yo he lost how scripted is that u had a thank you letter ready. PAC man was robbed
Even former boxing champion Lennox Lewis chimed in on Twitter.
Wow! PAC loses by UD? One judge had it 117-111? Wasn’t the fight that I saw!
ESPN scored the fight 117-111 in favor of Pacquiao. ESPN ringside analyst Teddy Atlas also thought Pacquiao was victorious, by a 116-111 margin.
Top: Australian boxer Jeff Horn takes on Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on July 1, 2017. Photo: CNN
SOURCE: ESPN.com written by Nick Ostiller