Sunday, 2 July 2017

Pacquiao vs Horn. The Robbery That?

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.  

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