Teddy Atlas Says “It’s Either Incompetence or Corruption” Behind Manny Pacquiao’s Controversial Loss
By FCF Staff
Following Manny Pacquiao’s controversial, decision loss to Jeff Horn on Saturday, renowned boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas is blasting the bout’s judges.
Pacquiao faced Horn in Brisbane, Australia, and lost the bout via scores of 117-111, 115-113, 115-113. The scores prompted immediate outcry throughout the boxing world, as most observers had Pacquiao winning the fight.
“It’s only one of two things, it’s either incompetence or corruption. When you see 117-111, I don’t think anyone could be that incompetent. I’m sorry. If you know the sport, you watch the sport, you can’t be that incompetent. You see who’s landing clean, who’s just throwing, who’s not landing clean, who almost got knocked out, you can’t be that incompetent. So what else could it be? Corruption. Nothing else. I’m sorry. I love this sport, it’s the greatest sport in the world. It was a great day, a great night back where you guys are. It was great for the fans out there to get it on free TV, brought back to free TV where boxing belongs. It was great! It was great theater. There’s no theater like boxing. Nothing. But the decision stunk.”
With the win, the Australian Horn, moved his record to 17-0-1. The record of Filipino star Pacquiao dropped to 59-7-2.