Pacquiao: Horn's Head and Elbows Were Issues, Not His Power

Manny Pacquiao was not pleased with the way he lost his WBO welterweight title on Saturday night to 2012 Australian Olympian Jeff Horn.

Before a crowd of over 50,000 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Horn pulled off a twelve round unanimous decision over Pacquiao in a major upset. The fight was televised on free TV, as part of a four fight televised card on ESPN.

The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113.


In a post-fight interview with ABS-CBN, Pacquiao complained about the tactics that were used by Horn during the contest. 

There were several head clashed that opened up two bad cuts on Pacquiao's head. He also claims that Horn hit him several times with an elbow and also used his size to press down on his neck.

"There were lots of [head clashes, neck-holds, elbow strikes] because the referee did nothing," Pacquiao said, according to a translation of the interview posted on Reddit.

"[The referee] seemed inexperienced. I don't know if it was deliberate or not [that he didn't take away any points]. There were warnings. But nothing was given by the referee [in terms of points being taken]."

Horn was the bigger man and used his size and power, but Pacquiao makes it clear that the only issues for him were the fouls. He wasn't bothered by Horn's punches.

"No [Horn's size and power was not a problem], not at all. I managed to block his punches. The only problem was his elbow-strikes and headbutts... our heads even collided," Horn said.

Horn is not paying attention to any of the critics who believe the outcome was very controversial and should have went the other way.

"There's always going to be backlash. People are going to say I got lucky. Whatever," Horn said. "There's always going to be the naysayers saying I didn’t win the fight. But I felt like I won the fight.

"I think a lot of Queenslanders think I won the fight and people around the world. You're always going to have a select few that are going to be against you."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nauti4life85 on 07-04-2017

[QUOTE=marikudo;17828990]You're really dumb. A real moron. Keep your thoughts to yourself.[/QUOTE] Coming from a idiot like you I'll really keep that in mind lol. You must be just like Pacquiao and love to take bull$h!t up the ass on the…

Comment by Travycat on 07-04-2017

I hope they rematch. If the fight is made clean, there won't even be a question.[QUOTE=SCEN3RY;17827421]More than a bit to blame. And now they have to live with it. It's embarrassing really, legendary status and all and Manny lets himself…

Comment by marikudo on 07-04-2017

[QUOTE=nauti4life85;17827686]Yes i am actually. I'm not questioning his boxing heart which you seem to be replying about for no reason without understanding the content of my post so I'll elaborate for you one time. Who cares what a few morons…

Comment by marikudo on 07-04-2017

There are some who wants Pacquiao to retire. Most people who watched the fight feel he won. If only Pacquiao's hands were raised as the winner that night, no one will be asking for his retirement. They will all be…

Comment by nauti4life85 on 07-03-2017

[QUOTE=ironmt;17827520]You are questioning Pacquiao's balls? Really?. Why would he complain for the world to hear when all It would do Is fuel comments across forums like this one about Manny being a "crybaby" The guy couldn't even have his head…

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