Teddy Atlas wasn't happy with the Pacquiao-Horn decision
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 02, 2017 03:22 PM
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. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
Boxing trainer and ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas wasn't too pleased after hearing the decision during Sunday's welterweight clash between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.
Horn, a massive underdog against eight-division world champion Pacquiao, ended up getting the unanimous decision nod after twelve rounds to become the new WBO welterweight world champion, much to the shock and dismay of a lot of people.
Post fight, Atlas kept it real and made his feelings known.
Many didn't give Horn much of a chance to go past the sixth round, let alone getting his hands raised at the end. Credit to the unbeaten Aussie, he showed tons of heart against Pacquiao, but for Atlas, heart shouldn't have been enough to win the fight.
"They gave a trophy, a win, a huge win to Horn, the local kid for trying hard. You're not supposed to get for trying hard, you're supposed to get it for winning!" Atlas exclaimed.
He wasn't done there though.
During the post-fight interviews with Pacquiao and Horn, Atlas took "keeping it real" to a whole new level.
Teddy Atlas keeping it 💯 pic.twitter.com/0ZRDs6tt9Q— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 2, 2017
"Congratulations, great effort, but I thought you lost," Atlas said to Horn face to face.
Regardless of what Atlas, or the millions of people all over the world think however, Jeff Horn is now a world champion.