Freddie Roach Says Manny Pacquiao Needs Jeffrey Horn Rematch or Retirement

Vincent De Villiers
Julho 17, 2017

The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has concluded that judges were correct to name Australia's Jeff Horn the victor in his bout against Manny Pacquiao last week after the controversial points decision in Brisbane sparked calls for a review.

Manny Pacquiao still disagrees with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn, despite an independent re-scoring of the July 2 fight, and says he has no plans to retire.

"I kind of feel it has been put to bed and that I definitely won the fight because it has been rescored", Horn said.

"From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds". Horn was given the first, sixth and 12th rounds by 100 percent, the second, fourth and seventh by 80 percent and the 10th by 60 percent.

On Monday, the WBO said in a statement that three of the five independent judges who scrutinized the bout awarded it to Horn, one awarded it to Pacquiao and one scored it a draw.

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The fight, in front of more than 51,000 people at a rugby stadium in Brisbane, was scored 117-111 by Waleksa Roldan and 115-113 each by Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan - Roldan's score coming in for most criticism.

While a rematch certainly looks on the cards, it doesn't seem as though Horn will get another high-profile, big-money fight with Floyd Mayweather.

"I will remind him of the ninth round in the first round", Pacquiao said.

"Our feeling is, if you're quiet, you'll get abused but if you complain, they'll be careful ..." Manny is a senator, a champion, but was like wrestled there, abused by them.

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