MANNY Pacquiao keenly watched the brutal middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Sunday (Manila time).
And he keenly noticed too, how the judges saw the bout afterwards.
The Filipino boxing great obviously didn't agree with the way the three judges scored the action-packed championship match fought before a sell-out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena that saw the two boxing superstars settling for a split draw.
Pacquiao didn't categorically say who he had winning the fight, but gave a snide remark about the decision.
"Did they bring these judges from Australia," the 38-year-old Senator from Sarangani tweeted in his official account @mannypacquiao, complete with a smiling emoji and the hashtag #CaneloGGG.
The comment was in obvious referrence to his July 2 fight against Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title belt. The 29-year-old Horn won the 12-round match with a controversial unanimous decision.
The decision caused an uproar that the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) asked the WBO for a review of the fight's scoring through a panel of five unbiased judges.
The review resulted in the WBO upholding the earlier verdict of declaring Horn the clear winner.
Golovkin and Alvarez engaged each other in an all-action fight that went the distance and proved too close to call.
One judge had it even at 114-114, another one saw it 115-113 for Golovkin, but the third judge (Adelayde Byrd) scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, meaning the reigning champion from Kazakhstan now based in LA won just two rounds in her card.
A rematch between the two middleweights has been mentioned shortly after the fight.