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Pacquiao Gracious In Defeat.....i Don't Think So

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Not a huge boxing fan but watched the Pacquiao v Horn fight yesterday. Few beers with a mate at the Casino.

I remember the first time I watched Pacquiao fight was at Gullivers one day when he fought Marquesz from Mexico in 2008 I think it was. I clearly thought the mexican won yet Pacquiao got the nod.

Yesterday I thought Horn won more rounds and got the decision now Pacquiao is crying foul along with certain US boxing commentators.

 

 

"It appears not everyone was happy about Jeff Horn's controversial win over Manny Pacquiao in the Battle of Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium with Teddy Atlas heading the top of the list.

The US boxing trainer and analyst erupted over the unanimous decision from the judges in favour of the Aussie underdog while he was doing ringside commentary for ESPN.

The judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, to hand Horn the WBO welterweight title and make the rest of the world sit up and take notice.

"They give everybody a trophy," Atlas fumed, slapping his console at times to make his point.

"That's what they did tonight. They gave a trophy -- a win, a huge win -- to Horn, the local kid, for trying hard.

"You're not supposed to get it for trying hard! You're supposed to get it for winning! And I thought Pacquiao won the fight if you go by the real rules, the Marquess of Queensbury rules -- who lands the cleaner punches."

Atlas didn't let up either when ESPN interviewed both fighters at ringside, telling an uncomfortable-looking Horn he lost the bout as Pacquiao broke into a smile besides him.

 

 

"Congratulations," he said. "Great effort. I thought you lost. But great effort.

"I thought this guy was throwing the punches, you were throwing a lot that were missing.

"But you showed great heart, the heart of a champion, no doubt about that, the courage of a champion."

 

Pretty poor form for a commentator I thought.

Read more at http://wwos.nine.com.au/2017/07/02/21/12/jeff-horn-win-over-manny-pacquiao-angers-us-boxing-analyst-and-divides-twitter#lKSuTFL4bBLklghX.99

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I also think Horn landed more punches in the beginning, but by the end, he was in far worse shape than Pacman, even being a local, and enjoying that horn won, I didn't think he won

 

However, all through the fight, both guys very cordial to each at end of rounds for two blokes trying to give each other brain damage.

 

With the Merryweather fight, Pacman clearly won that one also

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Teddy Atlas....the 'merican who says "I thought you lost"

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He's a expert, he says.

 

"The son of a doctor, Atlas grew up in a wealthy area of Staten Island, New York City, New York. His mother, Mary Riley Atlas, was a contestant in the Miss America pageant system, as well as a model. His father was of Hungarian Jewish ancestry. Teddy spent summers in Spring Lake, New Jersey, with his family's friends.

 

"By his own admission, Atlas had a somewhat troubled, rebellious youth. He dropped out of school and was arrested several times. He participated in an armed robbery and served time on Rikers Island. Atlas was involved in a street fight in Stapleton, Staten Island in which his face was severely slashed with a "007" flick knife. The wound took 400 stitches in total to close, with 200 on the outside of his face and 200 on the inside. The attack left him with a distinctive scar."

 

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"Atlas enjoyed his biggest success as head trainer to Michael Moorer, whom he guided to the world heavyweight title in 1994. He drew criticism for what some considered to be overly dramatic speeches in the ring corner, particularly during Moorer's Heavyweight title fight with Evander Holyfield, and some felt he did this to draw attention to himself rather than help his fighter."

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Teddy_Atlas

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