WBO: Horn won fight over Pacquiao

Image from Jeff Horn's Facebook account
  • World Boxing Organization declared Horn the winner in review of match
  • It said five judges who analyzed the fight said he won seven of the 12 rounds
  • Australian boxer welcomed decision, said he was ready for a rematch

MANILA, Philippines  –  Amid Jeff Horn’s controversial win over Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization said the Australian clearly won more rounds than the Filipino.

In its review, the WBO said five independent judges who were tasked to review the fight without sound had Horn winning seven of the 12 rounds, more than enough to secure a victory.

“Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100%; the 5th round was won by 80%; and the 11th round by 60%. Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100%; rounds 2nd, 4th, and 7th by 80%; and then, the 10th round by 60%. From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won 5 rounds while Horn won 7 rounds,” the body said.

The WBO then compared their analysis to the scores given by the three actual judges of the bout.

“Upon doing this analysis, the findings of the Judges stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd and 9th by 100%; the 8th round was won by 87.5%; no rounds were won by 75%; the 5th round by 62.5%; and the 10th and 11th were even rounds,” it said. “On the other hand, the Judges findings stated that Horn won the 1st, 6th, and 12th rounds by 100%; by 87.5%, he won the 4th and the 7th; the 2nd was won by 75%; none were won by 62.5%; and the even rounds were the 10th and the 11th. The analytical method utilized was also used in the decision of Algieri- Provodnikov and Paquiao-Bradley. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout.”

Pressed for comment, Horn welcomed the review and said he is ready to fight Pacquiao in a rematch.

“They will see it on a TV screen and probably see the same thing everyone else saw — me winning the fight,” he said.