‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review | Inquirer Sports

‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review

/ 07:38 PM July 11, 2017

Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn

Jeff Horn, right, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

The decision of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to uphold the victory of Australian boxer Jeff Horn no longer surprised Senator Manny Pacquiao.

“We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now,” Pacquiao said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday.

“Let the people judge for themselves. People saw what happened,” he said.

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The Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) earlier sought a thorough probe from the WBO on the result of the July 2 welterweight match in Brisbane.

“Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100 percent; the 5th round was won by 80 percent; and the 11th round by 60 percent,” the WBO said in a statement.

“Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100 percent; rounds 2, 4, and 7 by 80 percent; and then, the 10th round by 60 percent.”

“From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout,” it added.

Both Pacquiao and Horn said they were open for a rematch.

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