Originally Posted by Slip Stream
Given the reality of the situation Mayweather's words shouldn't be construed as an attack at this point. No one can look at the sheer ferocity of the KO and walk away with conclusions that are favorable to Manny. The difference between Hatton's "lights out" moment and Manny's is that Manny is falling from such a more lofty perch. Sure Hatton's following thought Hatton was the toughest but Pacquiao's fans thought he was a god.
Pacquiao was sliding before his KO, so the challenge for him is to not only mentally recover from the worst loss of his career but understand why he was sliding before that. The Pacquiao faithful will insist he can return, and he might, but reality isn't on his side.
Nice post. I think Manny is done and to match him up with Marquez again is selfish and a definite money move. The only one thinking about Manny's health is his wife and kids. Marquez been had Manny's number but didn't quite perfect it until the 4th fight and now that he has the blue print Manny is going down again but maybe even quicker. Freddie Roach can't improve Pacquiao at this stage and couldn't do it against Marquez for 4 fights, 12 years and 3 weight classes. I say rematch Bradley, get the belt back and call it a day or become a big name gate keeper.