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 (@kobebryant) July 2, 2017
Them judges wasn’t judging…
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) July
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? ??
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) July 2, 2017
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) July 2, 2017
Wow! PAC loses by UD? One judge had it 117-111? ? Wasn’t the fight that I saw!
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) July 2, 2017