Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a sensational, consentaneous points choice in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 individuals.
The 11-time world champ got in the battle at Suncorp Stadium as a hot preferred however got more than he anticipated versus the 29-year-old previous teacher.
Still, Pacquiao controlled the later rounds and the outcome might have gone his method.
Pacquiao’s veteran fitness instructor Freddie Roach anticipated the battle would be sweet and brief however Horn– unbeaten in his 17 previous expert battles– applied pressure by winning a few of the early rounds and Pacquiao required treatment throughout the 6th and 7th rounds for a cut on the top of his head that arised from a clash of heads.
The judges scored the battle 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113, with Horn instantly calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr., after the battle, stating himself “no joke.”
Roach had actually stated previously in the week that he ‘d think of recommending Pacquioa to retire if he lost the battle, however that would depend upon how he combated.
Pacquiao’s camp had actually discussed a rematch with Mayweather if he surpassed Horn, intending to avenge his loss on points in the 2015 mega battle. That appears to be a far-off opportunity now.
Pacquiao, who got in the battle with a record of 59-6-2, 38 knockouts, was protecting the WBO title he won on points versus Jessie Vargas last November
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