THE REAL PROB­LEM WAS THAT PAC­QUIAO COULDN’T FIN­ISH HORN IN THE NINTH ROUND, SOME­THING THAT ISN’T NEW FOR THE FILIPINO GREAT, WHO HASN’T STOPPED ANY­ONE IN EIGHT YEARS.

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But Pac­quiao is no longer among the elite, which is why he had to go to Aus­tralia in the first place to score a re­puted $ 10 mil­lion pay­day.

The talk be­fore the fight was that there weren’t many op­po­nents for Pac­quiao af­ter Horn, un­less he was of­fered up as fod­der for Ter­rence Craw­ford or Keith Thur­man in one fi­nal ef­fort to cash in on his name.

At least now he’ll get a re­match with Horn, as­sum­ing he can get enough time away from his du­ties as a se­na­tor in the Philip­pines to take the fight.

“That’s the de­ci­sion of the judges. I

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