Manny Pacquiao receives military honor guard in his country
Manny Pacquiao receives military honor guard upon return to Philippines after loss to Jeff Horn … as coach Freddie Roach says he should retire
Manny Pacquiao was greeted as a hero in the Philippines following his loss to Jeff Horn – but longtime coach Freddie Roach believes the time has come for the 38-year-old to hang up his gloves.
Horn produced one of the biggest upheavals in recent memory to fight the WBO world welterweight title against Pacquiao on Saturday, in a bout dubbed the “Battle of Brisbane”.
The eight-weight world champion returned home with his children on Monday after receiving a military salute upon arrival at General Santos airport.
Manny Pacquiao returns to the Philippines on Monday after losing to Jeff Horn
The 38-year-old fighter received a military honor guard at General Santos airport
Pacquiao is greeted by supporters following his seventh career loss on Saturday
The “Pac Man” returned home with his wife Jinkee, where he reunited with his children
The eight-weight world champion had hoped that a convincing victory over the unannounced Australian would put him in line for a rematch with rival Floyd Mayweather.
But Horn got a controversial unanimous decision as the Filipino suffered the seventh loss in an illustrious 68-fight career. And Roach, who has worked with Pacquiao since moving to America in 2001, admitted that maybe now was the time for his charge to hang up his gloves.
“I’m going to talk to Manny and maybe call him someday.” Maybe that’s it, ”Roach said.
Pacquiao suggested immediately after the fight, however, that he would continue to fight and exercise his right to a rematch.
“We have a clause for a rematch. No problem, ”said the 38-year-old.
Pacquiao was nowhere near his best in the ‘Battle for Brisbane’, but – according to CompuBox stats – landed nearly double the number of punches as Horn, who found himself closed with his right eye afterwards. the fight.
Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Australian Jeff on Saturday night
The 38-year-old suffered his seventh loss in an illustrious career to the former schoolteacher
Longtime trainer Freddie Roach, left, said ‘maybe that’s it’ after Australia fight
Roach has called for an investigation into Judge Waleska Roldan’s score, whose 117-111 score at Horn has ridiculed many onlookers.
The other two judges scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Horn and the Australian dismissed suggestions he did not deserve the win.
“There’s always going to be a backlash where people say I’m lucky, or whatever,” Horn said Monday.
“There are always opponents who say I did not win the fight. I think I won the fight, a lot of Queenslanders think I won the fight and people all over the world. So you will always have the privileged few who are against you.
Pacquiao was nowhere near his best on Saturday but many observers still believed he won the fight
Roach, who is based in Los Angeles, has trained Pacquiao since arriving in the US in 2001.
Horn, whose right eye is swollen and closed, believes he won the fight against Pacquiao on Saturday