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Kobe Bryant, Samuel L. Jackson can't believe Manny Pacquiao lost

By Alex Butler
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines reacts against Jeff Horn of Australia (not pictured) during their WBO World Welterweight title boxing match Sunday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines reacts against Jeff Horn of Australia (not pictured) during their WBO World Welterweight title boxing match Sunday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA

July 2 (UPI) -- The world's best athletes watched Manny Pacquiao lose to Jeff Horn Sunday and strongly disagreed with the decision.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters, Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, boxer Lennox Lewis, NBA veteran Mike Miller and many other sports stars couldn't believe the final call. Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Marlon Wayans were also vocal in their disapproval.

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"#PacquiaoHorn," Bryant wrote for the caption of a GIF of Ice Cube with a shocked look on his face.

Rodgers was a little more to-the-point, calling the sport "rigged."

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"Boxing is a joke, and it proves it again tonight," he tweeted. "Are you kidding me with those scorecards? #joke #rigged"

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Horn (17-0-1) beat Pacquiao 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 to snatch the WBO welterweight title belt at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. He was awarded the victory by unanimous decision.

"They robbed PAC man," Waiters wrote.

Pacquiao won more than $10 million for the figh while Horn made at least $500,000, according to ESPN.

"Classy @mannypacquiao classy," Sanders wrote. "You're a better man than many of us. I would've gone off after that mess. #Truth"

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Even a fellow boxer was in total disagreement with the decision.

"This is what's wrong with boxing. Horn was very game but I'm hard pressed to see how he could have won that fight by any stretch! #PacHorn," Lewis wrote.

Pacquiao landed 182 punches (32 percent) compared to Horn's 92 (15 percent), according to CompuBox.

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