7/02/2017- Ok fight fans, the voice of reasoning is signing in. Now, I get that Jeff Horn wasn’t supposed to bother the great, legendary Pilipino legend, Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2-38K). Most U.S. fight fans don’’t know Jeff Horn (16-0-1-11K) from Jeff ZORN, the former Seahawks qb. But to hear all the ranting and raving over Horn’s win last night, lead by that raving LUNATIC, Teddy Atlas, I don’t get the outrage. There have always been controversial decisions in boxing, ask Chocolatito about that shit or some of Danny Garcia’s opponents. Not only did he (Chocolatito), get screwed, his unbeaten streak was snapped AND he lost his title.
Whenever we folks stateside that don’t know ANYTHING about a foreign fighter with so few fights, against people we never heard of, we are NEVER in a position to accept them upsetting the established icon. Well, Manny and his fans, PRAY that ya’ boi NEVER finds himself staring across the ring at ANY of the top welters. They would KILL this version of Pacquiao. Duerte would send his goons after Errol Spence, Jr. or Terrance Crawford. The Aussie, Horn is not the stylish, smooth ko artist that people wanna’ see. His style’s not pleasing to the eyes but so fkn WHAT, neither is Shawn Porter’s. His opponents are always complaining about his rough house tactics and he just smiles and has that, ‘it’s a damn FIGHT aint it” expression. He had Ghetto Boy Adrian Broner RUNNING from him at times in their fight. That damn Tyson Fury is the shittiest thing I’ve seen in a hundred years but he sure beat Klitchko and became hwt. Champ DIDN’T he?
The powers that be in boxing swore on their mama’s panties that they’d FINALLY found a guy that Manny could stop, just like they found one coming up, for Floyd Mayweather. I imagine the master plan was to rematch Manny and Floyd and bring all the suckers BACK into the tent.
Well, the club fighting Jeff Horn fked up THAT cha-cha, DIDN’T he? Now, let’s get REAL here. From the OPENING bell, this dude let Manny and everybody else know that he had ZERO respect for Manny OR his legacy. He was in Manny’s shit from the opening bell and didn’t stop roughing his ass up. Elbows, head butts, wrestling, he just didn’t GIVE a shit. At times, he had Manny in full flight trying to slow his flow. He was too big, too young, too strong and WAY too rough for Manny. Manny looked every bit the 38 year old former great that he is. Those who see Manny stopping this guy in a rematch are DREAMING. Manny’s biggest moment came in the 9th round when he put some SHIT on the Aussie, so MUCH so, the ref, came to Horn’s corner and said, “I’m here to protect you, do something or I’m stopping the fight”. Well, with all the bleeding Manny was doing, who was there to “protect” HIM? And after punching himself out with wild swings, Manny didn’t do shit for the next two rounds and the rejuvenated youngster was back in his ass. Manny should’ve had a saddle on. Sure, Manny had his moments, he SHOULD, he’s the damn champ, but this guy was MORE than Manny could deal with. He wouldn’t let Manny ‘do his thing’. There were times Horn would pin the champ on the ropes and unload on him and Manny would shrug and try to play it off and we KNOW what THAT means.
Manny wants a rematch, WHY, Horn’s style is a NIGHTMARE for him and always WILL be. After the fight, Tim Bradley said “this guy will give ANY of the top guys problems”, and Stupid A. Smith thought he said “he could beat any of those guys”. This guy hears what he WANTS to hear. Goin’ WAAAAY back, Horn reminds me of Gene Fullmer (yes, I’m THAT old) from Utah. His style was ugly as hell, but he became champ and beat Ray Robinson (the FIRST time) with his rough way of doin’ things. Marciano never confused anyone with Ali, but he SURELY got shit done. The scores from tonight’s fight sent everybody out for their pitchforks. Hell, I’ve seen a LOT worse and I aint tryna’ hear that home town shit, Manny knew where he was and what he had to do. I hate to hear that shit, same for Kovalev, NONE of the circumstances were a surprise. Do what you gotta’ do and if you can’t, TDB (too damn bad).
The reality is, Manny’s shelf life has LONG expired. When club fighters with so FEW fights just get in there and TOTALLY disrespect and abuse you, it’s time to pack yo’ shit. Manny Pacquiao has always been one of my favorite guys to watch, he’s had many wars came up from 106 to as high as ’54 and has done it all in tha’ game, but it’s TIME, baby, go home and let Jinka console you, ( I can think of a LOT worse things to do), stop running that little dog to death and sit back and enjoy life. Next time, I wouldn’t be surprised if Horn STOPS him. Hey, Father Time doesn’t even have any DRAWS on HIS record.
ESPN needs to put a muzzle on Atlas’ ass (AND his mouth). He doesn’t help with his rantings about bad decisions, he acts like he lost money. Being objective is ONE thing but those are just your OPINIONS, Teddy, NOT facts. Stop acting like this was the FIRST or WORSE ‘bad’ decision you’ve ever seen. He told Horn, “I think you lost” I wish Horn had said, ‘ and I think you’re an arsehole’
.Poor Tim Bradley, he wanted SO badly to say a Horn verdict wouldn’t surprise him, but loudmouth Atlas looked him in the eye and made Timmy change his opinion. Bradley could only say, “this fight is closer than you think”. When Atlas stared at Bradley it was like that actor (Liotta, I think) that walks into the bar and sees that brother with the ‘wrong’ drink, gives him that death stare and makes the brother reorder, scared the SHIT outta’ that dude. Horn is now the WBO welterweight champ.
Shane Mosely Jr. lost a split decision to Aussie David Toussaint (10-0-8K) Son of the great former champ, Sugar Shane Mosley, middleweight Mosely Jr (10-1-7K). fought a tough eight rounds against Assie and lost a split decision. Rocked early, the robotic Mosely showed durability b rallying late to make things interesting. Toussaint was just to quick and elusive for Mosely. Mosely was a sitting duck early on, walking in on a lin with very little head or upper body movement, bute he’s tough, but like Chavez Jr, ‘he aint his dad’ Former Bronze Olympic winner. Michael Conlin (2-0-2K) did more work than he needed to in stopping mediocre Jerrett Owen. Owen fron down under entered the ring weraring a sombrero, no doubt preparing for a siesta given the numer of times he’s been on the mat. Conlin won a t=TKO in the second round and this was an STD (something to do ) fight. In an entertaining battle for the IBF Jr. Flyweight belt, Manny Pacquiao’s countryman, champ Jerwin Ancajas (24-1-16K) was smooth and patient as he boxed well against Teiru Kenoshita (25-1-1-8K). In what was anticipated to be an all outer, never happened. Teiru was aggressive but the sharp lefty Ancajas was in no hurry, KNOWING he had the power edge.A head clash caused a nasty cut over Kenoshito’s right eye which turned into a swollen eye, almost shut. As if he wasn’t having enough issues with the champ Teiru started gambling and was being jolted with counter shots when in the 7th round a big-time right to the rib area sent the challenger to the canvas ending things at 1:53 of the round, By THAT time, Teiru was fighting with one eye.