That may be almost two years, but Australian boxer Jeff Horn says he still has to deal with people by telling him that he will not win his fight against Manny Pacquiao at the World Cup.
Horn (19-1-1, 13 KOs), 31, took the limelight in July 2017 after making a controversial unanimous decision regarding the future Hall of Fame at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. WBO championship welterweight belt.
At that time, there were many who disagreed with the verdict, many who believed that Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) was doing enough, especially after the brutal ninth round, which he had almost led to a stop , to win the victory. Dan Rafael, ESPN boxing expert, was one of the skeptics of the decision. He scored 117-111 in favor of Pacquiao.
Horn won the battle in the following days, but did little to change the mind around the world, which he had to cope with for nearly 24 months.
“I have always heard negative words from people who said that I did not win the fight and that it was an irreparable target,” Horn told ESPN on the eve of the two-hundred-year struggle. “All the other battles that have been the subject of an ordinary decision lately still reflect my fight and say how serious it was.
“Many people like to hear all the comments and things like that, and I think that has attracted many people’s opinions about [fight].”
When asked if the critiques of his greatest achievement were frustrating, Horn replied, “No, not really.”
“I went beyond the online trolls who keep selecting and saying and saying I did not win.”