Originally Posted by cixthree
Roy jones & Manny Pacquiao.
Both guys moved up in weight and looked like superman, but "Something" happend.
We know Roy was dabbling in drugs, so his decline can be explained. But what happend to Manny?
Huh? You serious?
Jones moved down and looked awful
against Tarver the first time, worse than ever before, then got KOd twice in a row, neither against a HOF level fighter.
Pacquiao just came off a dominating performance against a young, undefeated, prime champion at his very best, then looked better than he had in years against another ATG before being set up and countered perfectly. That's not falling off.
Falling off quick is Roberto Duran looking like the greatest fighter that had ever lived beating ATG Leonard, going without a loss for a decade and becoming the lineal champ at 135 and 147, then looking like complete ****e suddenly and losing three of five fights in just two years, one against a contender. That's
falling off quick.
Pacquiao hasn't even got close to that. He doesn't even remotely resemble falling off quick in real terms like that. He just fought and looked as good as he ever had arguably, despite losing and before that dominated what was considered and meant to be one of his hardest fights in years.
We're only going to see if he falls off quick with his next couple of fights, and whether the KO has done something to him, because he still hasn't fallen off just yet.