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    Fast Results From Brisbane: Jeff Horn Upsets Pac-Man in a Shocker

    [img]http://www.thesweetscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/c5cf0e9a24bbcadc6dc61ba7d3123035.jpg[/img] The weatherman promised sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60’s and he delivered, much to the satisfaction of the throng that descended on Brisbane’s SunCorp Stadium for the biggest boxing event in the history of Australia. And the Aussies that came hoping to see one of their own produce a monumental upset were rewarded when Jeff Horn was accorded a unanimous decision over defending WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao – a decision that will be debated for years.

    Those that thought that Horn was easy meat for the fabled Filipino had second thoughts very early on. In appearance the Aussie looked to be about 15 pounds heavier than Pac-Man and size mattered. While the verdict was dubious, it was a good action fight. Indeed, after the second round ESPN commentator Joe Tessitore declared that the fight had already produced more action than occurred in all 12 rounds of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

    In round 3, Horn was cut above his right eye. By the end of the fight, the right side of his face was a mask of crimson. But Pac-Man was also cut, the result of two accidental head butts that opened gashes on both sides of his forehead.

    There were no knockdowns, but Pacquiao had a strong 10th round – so strong that Minnesota referee Mark Nelson (don’t be surprised if he gets the Mayweather-McGregor assignment; you heard it here first) warned Horn’s corner at the end of the round that he would stop it “unless you show me something”). But the gritty Horn stayed the course and did enough to impress the judges.

    The scores were 115-113, 115-113, and a curious 117-111, tallies that called to mind the words of a grizzled old fight manager: “The road is a treacherous place.”

    OTHER BOUTS

    In the co-main, Filipino junior bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas successfully defended his IBF belt with a seventh round stoppage of Teiru Kinoshita. Ancajas opened a cut over Kiroshita’s right eye in the second round and the Japanese challenger was swimming upstream from that point on. His corner succeeded in controlling the cut, but not the swelling and the injured eye was completely shut when Ancajas put an end to the proceedings with a vicious right hook to the liver. Kiroshita managed to beat the count but the ref properly saw no reason to let the one-sided fray go forward.

    In a competitive 8-round middleweight match, Canberra’s David Toussaint nipped Shane Mosely Jr. by a split decision, improving to 11-0. Mosley did his best work in the late rounds, but it was too little, too late.

    In a bout scheduled for six, Top Rank’s prize bantamweight prospect Michael Conlan advanced to 3-0 with a third round stoppage of Brisbane’s overmatched Jarrett Owen. The fight was waved off after Conlan landed several good body shots followed by a succession of overhand rights. Owen didn’t appear to be in serious distress, but the stoppage was warranted as Owen was in a survivor’s mode from the opening bell and had zero chance of getting back in the fight.
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    I hope those judges at least bought Manny a couple of drinks before they fucked him like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Roast View Post
    I hope those judges at least bought Manny a couple of drinks before they fucked him like that.
    Yea, this sport is a disgusting disgrace. I'm starting to dislike it. And it sadly is my passion.

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    I don't recall the last time I won wagering on a fight (aside from the recent Ward fight). Yesterday's Pac event continues the run. Had Pac by decision at +115, didn't watch but Dan Raphael did, and it appears that something that shouldn't be that difficult, evidently is.

    I read all the time about how heavily disliked Dan is, be it for his attitude, great salary, contacts other don't have, what have you, but I will tell you this: If you disagreed with how he scored a round, YOU'RE most likely wrong. Except DR doesn't score even rounds and, well, you get those from time to time.

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    I had it 115-113 for Pac. Horn did clearly win some rounds landing much bigger punches. But I thought Pac controlled the action in the majority of the rounds to earn the nod.

    Before the scores were read, I turned to my wife and said that I wish I had bet the draw line. I thought the judges would give more credit for Horn's aggressiveness than I did and that would be enough to see a couple 114-114 cards. When the cards were read and I first heard 117-111, I figured it was slam dunk for Pac. Yeah I could see him at 117-111 but no possible way for Horn. Well I should know better and was completely shocked Horn got the gift.

    We will see the rematch now before the end of the year...

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    Re: Fast Results From Brisbane: Jeff Horn Upsets Pac-Man in a Shocker

    On PPV.

    Two rematches.

    Pac's new trilogy.

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    Eventually time has caught up with Pac. Most welters weigh more than 170lbs between fights and have more stamina than they ever had. Its hard to look good being the naturally smaller guy.

    But how do you win a fight with 50% less accuracy and landed punches volume? Road Warriors heed the writing on the wall and Beware.

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    Re: Fast Results From Brisbane: Jeff Horn Upsets Pac-Man in a Shocker

    This just in from Twitter:

    Terrible mugging and robbery last night in Brisbane. Judges are being vetted. SAD

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    I vote for extreme vetting.

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    Wow, shut down by the administrator two times in a row so I'm going to be short and sweet this time. Pac showed against Horn that he is past his prime and that it is in his best interest to retire after his rematch. Crawford, Thurman, Spence, and Porter would all do permanent damage to his health. Walk away Pac, walk away.

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