Aaron Rodgers furious after Manny Pacquiao gets robbed

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On Sunday, July 1, Jeff Horn defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision. 

However, this “decision” was NOT well received. And for good reason.

It was a completely bogus decision. Pacquiao landed more punches, more power punches, a higher percentage, drew more blood, defended better, and this resulted in the referee telling Horn he was going to stop the fight at the end of the ninth-round; however, Horn’s corner begged, and was granted the right to get the fight to continue.

Punch Stats
PUNCHES PACQUIAO HORN
Landed 182 92
Thrown 573 625
Percent 32% 15%
— Courtesy of CompuBox

While many well-known voices went to Twitter to express their disgust with the decision, Green Bay Packers’ quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, joined them.


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First, Rodgers was in shock and claimed the fight’s result was a joke. He went as far to claim it was, “rigged”.

The score that one judge had of 117-111 in favor of Horn, made Rodgers question it even more.

Adding that this is the “Bradley jinx” all over again, is a reference to what happened in 2012 when Timothy Bradley was chosen as the winner against Pacquiao.

Much like this fight – where Bradley was actually doing color-commentary – the world was in shock and displeased with the decision to give Pacquaio the loss.

In 2012, it was clear Pacquiao was the winner, so much so, ESPN’ Dan Rafael, called it one of the biggest robberies of all time.

Out of 55 boxing experts scorecards, 52 had Pacquaio as the winner:

Writer Agency Scorecard Winner
1 Barry Tompkins Showtime 119-110 Pacquiao
2 Harold Lederman HBO 119-109 Pacquiao
3 Ray Markarian The Sweet Science 119-109 Pacquiao
4 Michael Marley Examiner 119-109 Pacquiao
5 Dan Rafael ESPN 119-109 Pacquiao
6 Vittorio Tafur San Francisco Chronicle 119-109 Pacquiao
7 Michael Woods The Sweet Science 119-109 Pacquiao
8 Ramon Aranda 3 More Rounds 118-110 Pacquiao
9 Mario Cabrera Boxing Republic 118-110 Pacquiao
10 Nigel Collins ESPN 118-110 Pacquiao
11 Mike Coppinger Ring Magazine 118-110 Pacquiao
12 Ace Freeman Fight Fan 118-110 Pacquiao
13 Rich Marotta KFI Los Angeles 118-110 Pacquiao
14 Kelsey McCarson The Sweet Science 118-110 Pacquiao
15 Gabriel Montoya MaxBoxing 118-110 Pacquiao
16 Pete O’Brien USA Today 118-110 Pacquiao
17 Eric Raskin Grantland 118-110 Pacquiao
18 Michael Rosenthal Ring Magazine 118-110 Pacquiao
19 Colin Seymour Examiner 118-110 Pacquiao
20 Ryan Songalia Ring Magazine 118-110 Pacquiao
21 Gary Andrew Poole TIME 118-110 Pacquiao
22 Ryan Burton Boxing Scene 117-111 Pacquiao
23 Scott Christ Bad Left Hook 117-111 Pacquiao
24 Tim Dahlberg Associated Press 117-111 Pacquiao
25 Gareth Davies London Daily Telegraph 117-111 Pacquiao
26 Doug Fischer Ring Magazine 117-111 Pacquiao
27 David Greisman Boxing Scene 117-111 Pacquiao
28 Jorge Hernandez The Low Blow 117-111 Pacquiao
29 Kevin Iole Yahoo! Sports 117-111 Pacquiao
30 Robert Littal Black Sports Online 117-111 Pacquiao
31 Steve Kim Max Boxing 117-111 Pacquiao
32 Ryan Maquiñana Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 117-111 Pacquiao
33 David Mayo MLive 117-111 Pacquiao
34 Kieran Mulvaney HBO 117-111 Pacquiao
35 Lance Pugmire Los Angeles Times 117-111 Pacquiao
36 Chris Robinson Boxing Scene 117-111 Pacquiao
37 Nick Xouris Fight Hype 118-111 Pacquiao
38 Champ Ross Da Truth Boxing 117-111 Pacquiao
39 Luis Sandoval Boxing Scene 117-111 Pacquiao
40 Jonathan Sakti Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 117-111 Pacquiao
41 Tim Starks Queensberry Rules 117-111 Pacquiao
42 Richie Tomassini Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 117-111 Pacquiao
43 Darren Velasco 8 Count News 117-111 Pacquiao
44 Rick Reeno Boxing Scene 116-112 Pacquiao
45 George Willis New York Post 116-112 Pacquiao
46 Steve Zemach Queensberry Rules 116-112 Pacquiao
47 Armando Alvarez Telemundo 115-113 Pacquiao
48 Jake Donovan Boxing Scene 115-113 Pacquiao
49 Lem Satterfield Ring Magazine 115-113 Pacquiao
50 J.C. Casarez Boxeo Mundial 115-113 Pacquiao
51 Thomas Hauser HBO 115-114 Bradley
52 Bart Barry HBO 116-115 Bradley
53 Brian Kenny Top Rank 116-112 Bradley
54 Springs Toledo[21] The Sweet Science 117-112 Pacquiao
55 Cliff Rold Boxing Scene 117-111 Pacquiao

Of course, the three judges not so.

Rodgers ended with “#UFC”. The MMA league that appears to not have the same controversies as boxing.

While there was a large amount of tweets against the judges, the Super Bowl winning quarterback retweeted tweets by Kobe Bryant and Teddy Atlas as he agreed with their takes:

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