Sports world shocked by decision in Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight

 ( – 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.

DeMar DeRozan

✔ @DeMar_DeRozan

Them judges wasn’t judging…

12:10 PM – 2 Jul 2017


Damian Lillard

✔ @Dame_Lillard

Boxing has real issues man … That’s not right

11:58 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Karl-Anthony Towns

✔ @KarlTowns

Disrespected @mannypacquiao like he not a legend. #PacquiaoHorn

12:02 PM – 2 Jul 2017

Mike Miller

✔ @MikeMiller_13

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?

12:27 PM – 2 Jul 2017


Chauncey Billups

✔ @1MrBigShot

Boxing is wack!!!! Pac-man got robbed again…This is why MMA is so big now..SMH

11:58 AM – 2 Jul 2017



Aaron Rodgers

✔ @AaronRodgers12

Boxing is a joke, and it proves it again tonight. Are you kidding me with those scorecards?#joke #rigged

11:58 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Doug Baldwin Jr

✔ @DougBaldwinJr

Lmao- Boxing is the greatest worst sport on the planet.

11:58 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Lamar Miller

✔ @millertime_6

They tried PAC!

11:59 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Jeremy Hill

✔ @JeremyHill33

What the hell manny definitely won that fight

11:57 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Justin Forsett

✔ @JForsett

Whoa!! What in the world

11:57 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Kevin White

✔ @mrkevinwhite

Horn didn’t win that fight at ALL smh

11:59 AM – 2 Jul 2017


Brandon Browner

✔ @bbrowner27

Yo he lost how scripted is that u had a thank you letter ready. PAC man was robbed

12:01 PM – 2 Jul 2017

Even former boxing champion Lennox Lewis chimed in on Twitter.

Lennox Lewis

✔ @LennoxLewis

Wow! PAC loses by UD? One judge had it 117-111? Wasn’t the fight that I saw!

11:59 AM – 2 Jul 2017


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: written by Nick Ostiller



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