News | Jul 07 2017

WBO to re-score Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn result

The WBO will re-score Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn
Jeff Horn

THE WBO have agreed to review Jeff Horn’s upset decision victory over Manny Pacquiao after a Filipino government department requested the “unfair” result be addressed.

Horn took Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title in Brisbane last weekend on scores of 115-113 twice and 117-111, though many feel the 38-year-old Filipino deserved victory.

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel has made it clear that they will not reverse the result of the fight – as they do not have the authority – but they will re-score it themselves independently.