Independent WBO Review Confirms Horn-Pacquiao Decision Was Correct

Solenn Plantier
Июля 11, 2017

THE World Boxing Organization 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.

Pacquiao was unanimously outpointed in Brisbane last week as 29-year-old Horn won his first world title.

The WBO agreed to review the decision and yesterday released its results, which backed up Horn as the victor. For this reason, transparency is so important.

The five "anonymous, competent judges from different countries" watched the fight without sound, it added.

"From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds", the WBO said in a statement.

"The WBO does not have power to reverse the Judges decision based on discretion as it can only be revoked when fraud or a violation of Law has occurred, which is not relevant in this case".

The re-scoring tallied directly with two of the judges on the night, who both scored 115-113 for Horn, while a third judge, Waleska Roldan, scored 117-111 for the Australian.

While there has been talk that 38-year-old Pacquiao may retire, a rematch was written into the contract for the initial fight and the pair are expected to face each other again later this year.

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