Jeff Horn is the new WBO welterweight champion in an upset win.
In a blow by blow, every round till the final 12th, Australian boxing champ Jeff Horn emerged as the better man, in a win considered as some as another controversial decision by the judges. Jeff Horn clinched the WBO welterweight title over 8-time division world champion and Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
It was a full 12 rounds of boxing entertainment as each fighter traded blows, outwitting each other , winning points by each respective rounds.
Judges score the fight as 115-113; 115-113 and 117-111 all in favored for the Aussie champ.
A couple of rounds was dominated by each respective fighters. There are some instances Manny was cornered by Horn on the rope and giving some connecting body shots but Manny would just take those punches. Pacquiao landed some good shots making Horn wobbly on the ninth round.
Referee interrupted the fight on rounds 12, 11 and 8 on noticing cut loose ends on Horn’s gloves.
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