Only the camp of the new WBO Welterweight title holder, Jeff Horn and some Australians, of course, are convinced that it was not a “robbery” win for him as claimed by many boxing personalities. However, they already said no to a Manila rematch but the new champ is ready to defend his title anywhere but not in the Philippines.
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[VIDEO]: Jeff Horn wins unanimously against Manny Pacquiao…HOW THE HELL??? Oh, and Stephen A. Smith does not agree with this at all.
Sports journalists, basketball stars players, fellow professional boxers and popular actors aired their sentiments via Twitter after the shocking decision that Horn won the fight. They are unanimous in declaring that Pacquiao got robbed in his opponent’s country, Australia.
Horn snatched the WBO welterweight title from Manny Pacquiao at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Horn won with scores of 117-111 and 115-113. Pacquiao said that there are many miracles that happened. Like the referees’ biased actions and the decision itself. However, he does not plan to make an appeal so as not to ruin the name of boxing. He is leaving that to the people.
Double Boxing Robbery
Sports writer Robert Flores of ESPN said the scores for the Pacquiao-Horn fight were “terrible.” “Manny is robbed twice,” he said. He refers to the earlier fight with Timothy Bradley as the first robbery. “Manny Pacquaio got robbed… Ridiculous,” the former American football tight end George Wrighster III also said.
Pacquiao is Clear Winner
Filipino fighter Brian Viloria admitted that the match was tight but disagreed with the unfavorable decision against Pacquiao. “Close fight, but Pacquiao won that fight,” Viloria said. “I love the sport. But sometimes it kicks you in the teeth when you least expect it,” he added. NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota Timberwolves and retired NBA star of Los Angeles Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, plus actor Samuel Jackson were all disappointed over the fight like many Filipinos.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Kobe Bryant, known as the Black Mamba got a warm tribute from the Filipinos at the Araneta Coliseum recently during his very first day of setting foot into the country – who idolized him for 20 years during his sports career. Kobe just retired from basketball last April but he is still a celebrity in this part of the world.
CNN Philippines reported: ‘At the final event of Day 1 of the Mamba Mentality Tour, Bryant was left facing a grateful crowd of over 10,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum. It was the end of the day’s activities and host Aaron Atayde proceeded to praise Kobe. “With everything that Kobe has done for each and every one of us, I need everyone who has ever cheered for Kobe to take out your phone and turn on your flashlight,” said Atayde. On cue, an emotional crowd lit up the dimmed arena as cheers erupted at the sight of thousands of lights switched on to greet the Mamba. With the lights still trained on Kobe, the attention of the crowd was brought to the rafters, where a red and white banner of the iconic Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight ’The Thrilla in Manila’ hung. Then across that banner the Araneta Coliseum unveiled a new addition to the gallery, revealing an image of Kobe Bryant walking towards the locker room with the words ‘Mamba Mentality Tour’ scrawled on the bottom. The crowd erupted as Kobe addressed those present. “I just want to say thank you so much for inspiring me on this journey,” said Bryant as he addressed the crowd one last time.”
Kobe’s every word was intimately absorbed by his fans especially when he narrated his basketball life from the very beginning until the end that wen much further than what he expected. A big group really can’t help it but screamed out ‘I love you, Kobe!’ which he graciously replied, “Hey, I love you too!” Very beautiful connection indeed for the love of basketball and Kobe. Only from the Philippines.
Moments can really inspire people and when it’s a great mind who captured the inspiration – it’s a big thing! Who can think of a new signature shoes upon spending some time with the great Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao? Only Kobe Bryant. This is not only a creative gesture but also very respectful to this humble gentleman who rose into fame through hard work and dedication. Here’s the update on that:
If you look at this signature shoes closely, you would immediately feel that this is not an ordinary signature shoes. It is unique in it’s way because some materials looked like they’re produced from the Philippines. The functionality is also designed to give comfort at the highest impact – so pretty exceptional for a “show-off” foot wear. Not bad for US$225! Buying one is like buying a piece of Manny Pacquiao and Kobe Bryant. What a match!