Horn’s upset WBO title win over Pacquiao sparks outrage on social media

ALL of Australia was celebrating after Jeff Horn shocked Manny Pacquiao to claim the WBO welterweight title on points at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

But the reaction beyond our shores was not quite as joyous.

Boxing pundits from around the world were outraged at the decision, which had one judge calling the fight 117-111 to Horn despite its incredibly even nature.

The fight was judged by two Americans and an Argentine, but that didn’t stop people overseas, particularly the yanks, getting stuck in.

American trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas was scathing in his assessment

“They gave a trophy, a win, a huge win, to Horn for trying hard. You’re not supposed to get it for trying hard, you’re supposed to get it for winning!” he said.

Three-time heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis was similarly baffled.

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!

Social media, predictably, went into overdrive.

Jeff Horn finished as a +450 underdog vs Manny Pacquiao.

Tonight, he shocked the world. pic.twitter.com/3YdSxpHSYQ

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