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Arum defends Pacquiao-Horn scorecards

Bob Arum talks about the judge's official scorecards in the post-fight presser conference.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

During the Pacquiao-Horn post-fight presser caught by FightHype, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum gives his take on the judges official scorecards that awarded Jeff Horn a stunning unanimous decision victory. Check out what he had to say about the controversial scores...

“In the first two rounds two of the judges had it for Jeff, both rounds, and one judge had the first round for Jeff and the second round for Manny. So that’s quite correct that and I thought that Jeff, watching it, had gotten off to a big lead. And then Manny came back, and then Jeff did well at the end. That’s how it was. That’s like an Ali-Fraizer fight...”

There’s been quite a lot of uproar about the scoring in this fight, and I’ve seen a wide ranges of scores from fans and media which really demonstrates that it wasn’t the easiest fight to score — although nearly everyone seems to agree that Pacquiao deserved the win.

Expect this debate to carry on for the foreseeable future, or at least until the next high profile controversy pops up.

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