What Had Happened Was: 7/3/17
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Pretty much everyone outside of Brisbane, Australia, and boxer Jeff Horn’s team was caught off guard when Horn was declared winner by unanimous decision in his WBO world welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Judge Waleska Roldan, 117-111 card, and judges Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan, identical 115-113 cards, all ruled that Horn had beaten the 38-year-old Philippine native.
Athletes in basketball, boxing, football and more took to social media to voice their displeasure and disbelief regarding the outcome of the bout.
ESPN scored the fight 117-111 in favor of Pacquiao. ESPN ringside analyst Teddy Atlas also thought Pacquiao was victorious, by a 116-111 margin.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2017
So the ref almost stops fight in round 9. Pacquiao lands 32% of his punches to Horn's 15% but somehow Horn gets the unanimous decision? 😡🤔
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) July 2, 2017
Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN delivered a 1.8 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated fight on record for a cable network this decade.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 2, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) July 1, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 1, 2017
How valuable is Stephen Curry? In 2010 Lacob bought Warriors for $450 million. Now worth $2.6 billion.
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) July 1, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
Afghanistan’s all-girl teenager robotics team gets denied entry to the U.S., won’t be able to compete.
In a divided America, James Baldwin’s fiery critiques reverberate anew.
Halle Berry: My undying wish is to play Angela Davis in a biopic.
Kanye West is reportedly done with Tidal.
White student made “co-valedictorian” with black student, despite having lower GPA, lawsuit claims.
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— 'Help wanted' -Cowboys Coaching staff (@WiseNonsense) July 1, 2017
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— Complex (@Complex) June 30, 2017
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— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 1, 2017
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— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 1, 2017