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Hopkins: Pacquiao Won Nine Rounds, Forget Horn and Move On

By Radio Rahim

Former two division champion and Golden Boy Promotions partner Bernard Hopkins, felt Manny Pacquiao was the overwhelming winner when he fought Jeff Horn earlier this month at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

But Horn shocked the entire boxing worked when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Pacquiao to capture the WBO welterweight title.

The three official judges handed down scorecards of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113.

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Hopkins saw the contest in another light. He scored nine rounds of the fight for Pacquiao and believes he clearly won at least eight of the twelve.

"I was shaking my head, based on the decision. I gave Pacquiao at least nine rounds, eight easy. I don't see how [Horn won]. I don't know what they [the judges] were watching. I don't even call it a demand for a rematch, because I think people feel that it's going to be even easier for Pacquiao - and Pacquiao is not even the Pacquiao of two years, three years or even five years ago, but that Pacquiao fighting the other night [got the win]," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.

"I think in another man's country, [Horn] could survive with Pacquiao. I think you see that often in the sport, with three judges judging the fight and everybody saw, and it not always the case, the same fight. But there is no way in the world that Pacquiao lost that fight, no way in the world."

There is a rematch clause in the contract. Pacquiao, 38 years old, has not officially exercised that option.

Hopkins would advise the former eight division world champion to forget about Horn and move in another direction.

"I think he should move on and not have sour grapes about it... move on at this stage of his career and fight somebody meaningful - a fight that's not only going to be profitable but also to enhance his legacy," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike D on 07-22-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;17880568]Yes, they all bumped their heads together....[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/trre.gif[/IMG]

Comment by j.razor on 07-22-2017

[QUOTE=Mike D;17872065]So what do you think happened with Abner Mares, Claressa Shields, Robert Garcia, Joel Diaz, Lou DiBella, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Gabe Rosado, Errol Spence, Lennox Lewis, Devon Alexander, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Billy Joe Sanders, Sergio Mora, Ray Beltran,…

Comment by Mike D on 07-19-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;17869905]He must of bumped his head on the floor or something.....I thought manny mouse would of easily beat Jeff but after watching it 3 times (without the commentating) Jeff clearly won that fight.[/QUOTE] So what do you think happened with…

Comment by ironmt on 07-19-2017

[QUOTE=Mike D;17872023]Bernard DKSAB He got brainwashed by Teddy's commentary, just like the rest of the boxing world who scored it for Manny But I can see through it, Teddy!! You may have brainwashed everybody else but I saw through it!!…

Comment by Mike D on 07-19-2017

Bernard DKSAB He got brainwashed by Teddy's commentary, just like the rest of the boxing world who scored it for Manny But I can see through it, Teddy!! You may have brainwashed everybody else but I saw through it!! IKSAB!!…

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