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By Jayson Biadog
THE question: Why did Jeff Horn win the fight against Manny Pacquiao?
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Boxing is a very serious business. You cannot overlook and underestimate anyone.
I was inspired to do this when Josef Kipkemboi spoke from the mind after their performance. His take was screen captured and is seen below.
Most of the boxing fans including sports superstars were upset because of the result. That is normal because fans make fights.
If you are in doubt about the score, press mute and watch the video replay.
I was impressed by the humility of both fighters. They showed great sportsmanship inside and outside the ring. But inside the ring, it showed who is the real savage and brutal boxer who has a tremendous amount of courage.
What Manny lacked was self-preservation, so "Jeff Nobody" became somebody.
This fight is not a robbery. I think fans should speak from the mind after the fighters' performance. So you can really give the credit where it was due. But both Manny and Horn's fans' opinions are respected.
I gave Horn a win with 115-113 score. My heart goes to Manny, but my head goes to Jeff after seeing his performance.
It was a close fight, but Horn was quicker and Pacquiao apparently slowed down. Manny still proved a lot, and respect is still with him.
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