Jeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people.
At the end of twelve rounds, Brisbane’s proud son was the new WBO welterweight world champion after beating eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao via Unanimous Decision
Meanwhile, in a Manila Times column, former Senator Rene Saguisag is urging the Senate to adopt as policy for its members to work full time in their elected posts while shedding off their sidelines, hobbies and other business interests.
He said that he brought up his suggest during his term but it was “dead in the water, understandably, as we would have had to settle for a take home pay of P14,612.50.”
The former Senator complained that Pacquiao has been wasting government resources by flying and back with honor guards.
“if loser Manny, top Congress absentee contender, is thinking of a rematch, the nation and the Senate might continue to be robbed. He has to retire now and focus on his 2022 run for the presidency,” said Saguisag.
“Manny once promised to give up boxing to be a full time public servant. But, he now treats Senate work as a diversion, sideline or hobby. His colleagues tolerate, instead of discipline, him, unethically damaging the institution. He is not the only one who needs to be woodshed?” Saguisag added.
Meanwhile, the World Boxing Organization confirmed Thursday that it plans to rescore the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn fight due to the controversial nature of the unanimous decision that led to Horn upsetting Pacquiao and winning the welterweight title.
The fight will be scored round-by-round by five anonymous judges whose results will be tabulated after each round “to ascertain clearly which rounds each fighter won.”
Fans wanting a reversed fight result will be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the rescore as that would only change if officiating fraud is somehow proven.