03.07 2017 10:13h

Social Media Runs Wild Over Pacquiao Vs Horn Decision

Trending, Boxing, Twitter

From boxing legends, lifelong enthusiasts and fans (on both sides), it's safe to say the boxing community worldwide were none too pleased about Jeff Horn's ''win'' against Manny Pacquiao.

The fight was held on July 2nd in Brisbane home to native Autralian Horn. As you can imagine, many attributed the seemingly undeserved win, atleast in part to fighting in his backyard.

The hashtag #PacquiaoHorn, received massive global pick up in little over a day, seeing hundreds of tweets, memes and reactions, little in defence of the decision.

Let's start with the credible

Clips of famed boxing commentator Teddy Atlas displeasure made rounds

First Take's Steven A Smith too

Some didn't think the gap was too wide

And some even justified

And now on to the fans. Brace yourselves, memes are coming

While if you asked him, Horn would probably say holding the belt is well worth it, but the Autralian champion has been under massive fire. Reportedly receiving over 2000 hate posts and over 7000 antagonistic comments on his Facebook page.

Following his loss to Floyd Mayweather, the Filipino boxing legend had come off a back to back wins against Timothy Bradley and undefeated (at the time) Jessie Vargas. He's beat some of the best in the business in Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton. Juan Manuel Marquez.

Many beleived a prolonged streak would perhaps re-energize conversations about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, who'll be coming out of retirement for a crossover fight against MMA champion Conor McGregor this August.


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