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Jeff Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to settle controversy

Australian Jeff Horn has no doubt that he was a deserving conqueror of Manny Pacquiao but believes only a rematch with the Filipino star will settle the controversy once and for all.

Horn stunned the boxing world with a unanimous 12-round decision over Pacquiao in Brisbane on July 2, a hotly contested result that triggered an outcry in the Philippines.

Jeff Horn.
The World Boxing Organization moved to quell the controversy by re-scoring the fight with a different set of judges -- who found that Horn was the winner by seven rounds to five.

Horn, 29, told reporters in Los Angeles he welcomed the verdict of the WBO's review -- even if he had been certain in his own mind of victory.

"If it had come back and they'd said I hadn't won, I would have still felt like I had won," the former schoolteacher said. "But to have them say to everyone else that had doubted it that I definitely won the fight gives me a sense of relief.

"I feel like I've defended the title already and I've only had it for a week."

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/12/17/jeff-horn-wants-pacquiao-rematch-to-settle-controversy

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