Australian boxer, Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao to claim WBO Welterweight title
The boxing world is currently in shock as legendary boxer, Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO Welterweight title to a relative unknown Australian boxer, Jeff Horn.
In the 12-round match dubbed the “Battle of Brisbane”, 29-year-old former schoolteacher who was considered an uneven match for veteran Pacquiao was declared the winner on points: 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 by the judges.
Three-time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has since disputed the result on Twitter saying, ‘this is what’s wrong with boxing. Horn was very game but I’m hard pressed to see how he could have won that fight by any stretch!”
With the fight, Pacquiao’s career record falls to 59-7-2, while Horn now stands at 17-0-1 — on wins, losses and draws.