Almost over in 9

first_imgThey furiously traded punches the rest of the way and when the bell sounded in the 12th, Pacquiao did a brief shadow boxing display.But the referees were unimpressed.Especially New Yorker Waleska Roldan, who scored the bout 117-111 for Horn. Fellow judges Chris Flores and Ramon Celdran handed 115-113 scores for Horn.Pacquiao’s camp, though, slammed the officials.“The referee was sketchy, the judges were crazy,” fumed Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune.ADVERTISEMENT BRISBANE—Pounding and chasing Jeff Horn throughout the ring in the ninth round, Manny Pacquiao had the Australian challenger clinging for life and nearly pulled off a stoppage win on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT In fact, American referee Mark Nelson saw the heavy beating Horn had been receiving from Pacquiao and went over to chief trainer Glenn Rushton and Horn.“Show me something in this round, otherwise I will stop the fight,” Nelson blurted out. Horn heard it loud and clear and rose to the challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Hey, hold your horses, we’re not that bad,” Horn said to himself. “We’ll keep going for sure.”Being at his prime at 29, Horn got his legs back in no time and surprised Pacquiao by again taking the offensive in the 10th. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Horn answers questions about his victory over Pacquiao8.2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gamescenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera “Manny lost the fight, but Jeff Horn looks like a pumpkin,” Fortune added, referring to Horn who finished the fight with a badly swollen face and needing stitches over his right eye.“Those scores, that card? It should be the other way around,” said Fortune.Several celebrities on social media seemed to agree.“This is what’s wrong with boxing,” tweeted former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. “Horn was very game but I’m hard pressed to see how he could have won that fight by any stretch!”American football quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers was equally forthright.“Boxing is a joke, and it proves it again tonight. Are you kidding me with those scorecards? #joke #rigged,” Rodgers said on Twitter.Baseball and NFL legend Deion Sanders said: “@mannypacquiao was robbed! I’m really upset right now. Really. This is ignorant. God bless u Manny and all u do for your country. #Truth.”Broadcaster ESPN said that Pacquiao had landed 182 punches to 92 from the challenger over the 12 rounds in front of more than 51,000 fans in Horn’s hometown of Brisbane. —WITH A REPORT FROM AFP Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Jeff Horn’s vision comes to fruition with win over Pacquiao Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img

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