Spoiler: No one thought this was a good decision.
The boxing world was absolutely stunned on Saturday night after 29-year-old Australian Jeff Horn pulled a giant, yet controversial upset over Manny Pacquiao in his hometown of Brisbane. After the referee stepped in at the conclusion of the ninth round to warn Horn that he was ready to stop the fight if the underdog didn’t show signs of life, he managed to go the distance and earn a unanimous decision, much to the objection to the public.
Many raced to call this “robbery” and a “bogus decision,” and the rest of the sports world did not react any differently. Professional athletes everywhere were left shocked by the result.
Them judges wasn't judging...— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) July 2, 2017
Boxing has real issues man ... That's not right— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 2, 2017
Wow— Dionwaiters3 (@dionwaiters3) July 2, 2017
They robbed PAC man omfg 😳😳😳— Dionwaiters3 (@dionwaiters3) July 2, 2017
Sad day in boxing!! Terrible terrible Pac man won that fight no doubt— Carlos Gomez (@RealCarlosGomez) July 2, 2017
Those judges might have a problem getting through customs on the way back.— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) July 2, 2017
Wait PAC man landed more punches and lost??? Yeah back to UFC I go— Jared ❌.X. Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 2, 2017
Pacman won that fight easy......... what a joke.— Blake Snell (@snellzilla4) July 2, 2017
That was home cooking!! No way he won!!! Smh them judges!!— Norris Cole II (@pg30_Cole) July 2, 2017
👀..what fight was they watching??— Norris Cole II (@pg30_Cole) July 2, 2017
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
Horn did not win that fight. Paq man got robbed. But horn showed a lot of heart— Michael Carter-Willi (@MCW1) July 2, 2017