BRISBANE, Australia - Legendary trainer Teddy Altas' rant on television from ringside after Aussie Jeff Horn's controversial unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao has gone viral on Sunday.
Doing the commentary for the fight for ESPN, the noted boxing commentator went ballistic after the three judges scored the fight, 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, in the hometown hero's favor, rewarding Horn with one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
Atlas acknowledged Horn, a -450 underdog and largely unknown in boxing circles until he was given a shot at the Pacman, did everything in his power to win the fight.
But he felt Horn didn't do enough to win the fight.
Atlas said Horn was awarded a 'huge win' and a trophy for 'trying hard,' but insisted, "You're not supposed to get it for trying too hard. You're supposed to get for winning."
Speaking at the top of his voice, Atlas continued: 'And I thought Pacquiao won the fight if you go by the real rules, (based on) who lands the cleaner punches."
During the post-fight interview, Atlas also told Horn, 'I thought you lost.'
Interestingly, Atlas went on a rant while seated next to Tim Bradley, Jr., who in 2012 was awarded a similarly controversial decision over Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
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