Pacquiao Wants Fair Deal, Competent officials For Horn Rematch


Pacquiao Wants Fair Deal, Competent officials For Horn Rematch

Where? Show me how you came up with that score.'"There will always be a backlash where people say I got lucky, or whatever.

I was feinting a lot, trying to upset his rhythm and I think that was working throughout the majority of that fight", said Horn, who stands three-and-a-half inches taller than Pacquiao".

Boxing has been seemingly on a never-ending search for relevance for the past two decades but the buzz generated by the Pacquiao-Horn fight and ensuing fights on ESPN could be a win-win for both.

Mayweather, who retired in 2015 after winning all 49 of his professional fights as a boxer, is back in training at age 40 to face mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in a boxing match. "That's the decision of the judges, I respect that".

However, others believed that Pacquiao lost the fight simply because he's no longer as great, as fast and as strong as he used to be. "The walking stick or the gloves?" the Queenslander said.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman, Ernesto Abella, said the loss "would not diminish the honors he bestowed to the people and to the flag".

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

According to CompuBox statistics, Pacquiao landed nearly twice as many punches as Horn - 182 to 92.

Pacquiao's Australian conditioning coach, Justin Fortune, gave his compatriot "no chance" of claiming victory while Teddy Atlas felt the Filipino would hand Horn a brutal defeat - potentially by a knockout in the middle rounds.

"Manny lost the fight, but Jeff Horn looks like a pumpkin".

Fortune said Pacquiao should have taken any risk out of the equation. "But when you come into someone's backyard, you need to really do a number on them or knock them out, that's basically all there is to it". "That's boxing. You get given a gift sometimes, you get (swindled) sometimes".

"Nagpahiwatig na (He has given a hint)", said Winchell Campos, a Team Pacquiao member, after the Bible service attended by close to 200 worshippers at the Sofitel Brisbane ballroom.

He dominated the later rounds and the result could have gone his way in front of 50,000 people at Suncorp Stadium.

"It's 1000 per cent up to Manny whether he wants to fight again".



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