Horn Stuns Pacquiao

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jul 2017 09:14:27


 

BRISBANE,

MANNY Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 51,000 people.


The 11-time world champion entered the fight at Suncorp Stadium as a hot favorite but got more than he bargained for against the 29-year-old former schoolteacher.
Still, Pacquiao dominated the later rounds and had Horn wobbling at the end of the 9th.


“I felt buzzed for sure, but I’m the Hornet, I’ve got to come back,” Horn said of that round. “I’m not a quitter. Australians aren’t quitters to start with. We’ve showed we’re winners.
“It was the battle of Brisbane, that’s for sure. Absolutely unbelievable. So pumped.”
Pacquiao’s camp on Sunday slammed the officials after the Filipino great lost.


“The referee was sketchy, the judges were crazy,” fumed Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who is a former Australian heavyweight champion.
“Manny lost the fight, but Jeff Horn looks like a pumpkin,” Fortune added.


, referring to Horn who finished the fight with a badly swollen face and needing stitches over his right eye.