Originally Posted by LA_2_Vegas
For a sport that is #1 for guys sticking around WAAAY too long and falling off into being broke and (some)suffering from dementia.... you'd think something like retiring on your terms would be commended.
It's generally respected, it's just Floyd they don't like. Manny Pacquiao says God woke him up from a drug and alcohol induced coma, sweating, in a pile of prostitutes, and told him to retire. For whatever reason, that gets a standing ovation and some "Go Pacman!" chants from his fans.