Bloodbath ends in upset as Horn hangs on to win


Pacquiao landed 182 punches compared to Horn's 92, with Horn landing just 15 per cent of his total punches. After his shock defeat earlier today, the Filipino legend has reportedly said he is ready for a rematch later this year against Horn.

Last year, at the World Boxing Championships held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Horn lost to the eventual gold medal winner Everton dos Santos Lopes. I would've gone off after that mess.

Jeff Horn captured the hearts of millions around the world when he staged a stunning boxing upset by defeating Manny Pacquiao. Seventeen fights in, he's fought some good competition - he hasn't fought a lot of slouches - he's a really good fighter. 'It's okay, it's part of the game.

"I think you cannot spend so much time as a senator and expect to be a world class fighter", says promoter Bob Arum.

People finally got to see Manny Pacquiao fight on prime time ESPN for Free and not PPV, and right when Boxing was winning with this fight it ends with an hometown robbery going to Jeff Horn.

Horn (17-0-1) beat Pacquiao 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 to snatch the WBO welterweight title belt at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. "That's the decision of the judges", he explained after the fight.

The Palace added that Pacquiao's loss will not diminish the honors he had brought the country.

"That's the decision of the judges, I respect that", the Filipino boxer said, adding that he would exercise the rematch clause in the contract.

Pacquiao did not dispute the result.

"They gave a trophy to Horn, a local kid, for trying hard".

In combat sports such as boxing or mixed martial arts however, the same school of thought doesn't necessarily apply.

Pacquiao outlanded Horn significantly and the judges' decision rattled many pundits and former boxers.

"Jeff was just hungry and we had a 10-point plan and we stuck to it and we just had to execute and nobody can execute that other than Jeff", said a beaming Rushton.