Paredes expressed how happy he was with the match results on July between the two boxers.
What a great day!!— Jim (@Jimparedes) July 2, 2017
Pacquiao lost!!!— Jim (@Jimparedes) July 2, 2017
These tweets of his garnered him endless bashing from Filipinos. He literally betrayed Filipino pride and cheered for the opposing team. The Jim Paredes who strove to join rallies against the Philippine government, when he is an 'Australian citizen'.
Here are just SOME of the hatred he received.
Jeff Horn was nobody in the field of boxing until he defeated Manny Pacquiao last July 2 in Brisbane, Australia.
Their match results instantly became controversial. People who have watch the whole fight have been questioning the results, even ESPN's Teddy Atlas couldn't control his emotions.
Teddy Atlas, a veteran boxing commentator wasn't pleased with Horn winning over Pacquiao, ranting that championship shouldn't be given to someone only for his efforts. Because statistics speaks differently from the unanimous decision of the judges.
"They gave a trophy, a win, a huge win to Horn, the local kid for trying hard. You're not supposed to get for trying hard, you're supposed to get it for winning!" Atlas exclaimed.
In a face-to-face talk with Horn, he said, "Congratulations, great effort, but I thought you lost"
However, no matter what boxing fans and analyst says, Horn is still the winner for the judges. Can't argue with that though.