Pacquiao Disappointed With Refereeing During Fight With Horn

Lena Tucker
July 4, 2017

"Even on TV, I can remember watching programs saying the Manny Pacquiao fight in Brisbane".

'There's always going to be the backlash where people are going to say I lucky, or whatever, ' Horn said on Monday.

Despite that, it was Horn who was in serious danger of being declared the loser after a round nine bludgeoning that prompted referee Mark Nelson to tell the Australian's corner that he was prepared to stop the fight if Horn didn't show him something in round 10.

Pacquiao, one of the finest boxers of his generation, paid the price for a slow start and his inability to end the fight with a knockout.

Some critics slammed it as a hometown decision, saying the statistics had Pacquiao landing twice the number of power punches as Horn.

And by then the world of boxing will know Jeff Horn.

"Manny Pacquiao is an absolute warrior, he's a legend of the sport, " he said.

"I think we have established some mental dominance there over Manny Pacquiao". The bullying nearly drove Horn to suicide.

Bringing top boxing matches back to cable and network television has been en vogue in recent years with Premier Boxing Champions seemingly having fights on every American television network that airs sports.

The battered and bruised Horn is excited by the prospect of a rematch with Pacquiao.

"In that ninth round, I was like "I don't know if I can handle any more of these rounds" but then he came back and he was just like a different person, it was just wonderful", she said.

"He didn't fight badly or anything like that, he did well in some of the rounds, but he just wasn't consistent enough for what I want", said Roach.

Asked about Pacquiao's mindset regarding a possible retirement from boxing, Roach replied: "I'm gonna have a long talk with him over that, because I think maybe being a senator and being a fighter, both is just maybe too much".

"If they let Manny fight again, that's stupid", said the Australian great.

Horn, a former high school substitute teacher, was not overawed by the occasion at all.

But Horn was awarded a contentious unanimous decision as the Filipino suffered the seventh defeat of an illustrious 68-fight career.

"You're not supposed to get it for trying hard! I respect that", Pacquiao said afterward.

He was expected to overcome the unheralded Horn in an effort to entice Mayweather into a rematch of their super-fight, but the unbeaten Australian rose to the occasion in what was only his 18th fight in the paid ranks.

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