Int'l, local celebs upset over Pacquiao loss
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Several international and local celebrities took to the microblogging site Twitter to express their dismay after Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao lost to undefeated American Timothy Bradley in their 12-round world title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In her official Twitter account, “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez congratulated Bradley but she said that she is upset about the results.
“Congrats to the new winner but I'm still really upset about the results :(“ she tweeted.
Sanchez sang the American national anthem ahead of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight at the MGM Grand Arena.
Judges scored the fight 113-115, 115-113 and 115-113 to award a split decision and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown to Bradley.
Justin Timberlake said: “I cannot believe what I just saw... Please tell me they read that decision wrong... #Rigged”
Timberlake added that “boxing was RUINED tonight for me.”
Chris Daughtry, for his part, said "Bradley did NOT deserve that win!!!! This is a disgrace!”
Daughtry added that he cannot believe the results because “Pacquiao totally owned that fight.”
Khloé Kardashian said: “The stats don't add up to the decision made. This is crazy! Can I really get my money back now?”
Miley Cyrus, meanwhile, said: “Yo Manny! You just gotta remember what my daddy Billy Ray Cyrus always told me "when you knock em out, you dont need no judge!"
Part-Filipino singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, for his part, kept it short and sweet. “Pac man 4 life,” he wrote.
Actress Jessica Biel also could not believe they gave the title to Bradley, while rapper Busta Rhymes thought Bradley should give that belt back to Pacquiao.
“Bradley u can't sleep 2night the feedback is overwhelming isn't it? The world knows u lost. Do the right thing & give that belt 2 pacman!!!” the rapper tweeted.
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter said: “I think I may never take boxing seriously after that tonight. Manny Pacquiao won that fight! Sad day for boxing, I think we should protest!”
“Ain't that sum bullshit. Boxing is a wrap. Going back on that Ultimate Fighting,” said rapper Snoop Dogg.
Nick Lachey said: “Boxing is now officially a scam. Pacman whipped his ass and lost......no dignity or honor left in this sport. #sad”
Meanwhile, American television host Mario Lopez, who covered the fight, said he's really disappointed over what happened.
"I'm so disgusted. The JUDGES need to be drug tested! What fight were they watching?! I called the international broadcast and was on the apron and Pacquiao simply outclassed him. Wasn't even close in my eyes. Unbelievable. So disappointed in my sport. Boxing is killing me. Regardless... I will be there in November calling the rematch. Just in shock right now... I need a drink. #Boxing," he said.
“I feel sooooo bad.....:-( you're still the real champ, Manny!!!!! Rematch na bukas,” said Sharon Cuneta.
“Manny Pacquiao's first lost since 2005! I'm shocked. I hate these commentators!! ☹ SHUT UP,” said Ruffa Gutierrez.
"I'm upset... Can't imagine how Manny must feel. But I'm sure his faith will carry him through. Go Manny!!! This fight does not define you:)," Grace Lee said.
"Hoping we can bring back the impeachment court to impeach those 2 judges na bumoto para kay Bradley at least may papanoorin ulit pag hapon," said Luis Manzano.
"My champion is FOREVER Manny Pacquiao ! Wins like one and loses like one," Martin Nievera said.
With just minutes after the decision was announced, the hashtags “RIPboxing,” “#MannyPacquiaoIsStillTheWorldsBestBoxereven” and “PacShet” made it to the top worldwide trending topics on Twitter.