Netizens expressed their annoyance against boxing commentator and sports talk show radio host Max Kellerman for what they described as a “rude” and “unprofessional” interview with Manny Pacquiao, who had just lost the fight with fellow boxer Floyd Mayweather.
After the fight, Kellerman stepped onto the ring to interview both boxers.
“It was a good fight,” Pacquiao said, adding, “I thought I won the fight.”
A seemingly surprised Kellerman replied, “You thought you won the fight? Why?”
The question prompted the Filipino boxer to comment on Mayweather’s evasive tactics, which many had already criticized.
Kellerman immediately replied, “We didn’t, ringside, the judges didn’t… ”
From news anchors to professional rugby players, netizens were quick to react against Kellerman’s interview.
For those asking the utterly biased bully interviewer is @max_kellerman. Lets let him know our opinion of him him as well.
— paolo bediones (@paolobediones) May 3, 2015
This bloke interviewing pacman needs to get knocked out. Textbook 🍋
— rory walton (@rorywalton4) May 3, 2015
— TJS Daily (@TJSDaily) May 3, 2015
Kellerman immediately took to Twitter to explain his side.
— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) May 3, 2015
This isn’t the first time the host found himself in hot water. In 2014, he was reportedly suspended by ESPN for his comments about domestic violence while discussing the arrest of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, according to NY Daily News.
He recounted how he and his then-girlfriend Erin, who both had too many drinks, slapped each other. He then told listeners that Erin is now his wife for 20 years.
In 1994, he was featured in a rap video.