By Chevy Jackson
When a fighter gets exposed the way Manny Pacquiao did against Juan Manuel Marquez, it makes that fighter much easier target to beat in his next fight.
Pacquiao’s chin and flaws were both exposed when Marquez took him out in 6 rounds with one brutal counter right hand. The punch that is a southpaw’s weakness is the right hand, straight or looping it doesn’t matter because if the southpaw has no defense and just comes in wild with his hands down that fighter will be knocked out or hit repeatedly with the right hand over and over.
In all of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fights, Pacquiao was hit with the same right hand many times and had no answer to avoid it or counter it. Now that Pacquiao is no longer looked at as invincible it makes his next opponent more confident in defeating him.
If I were Manny Pacquiao, I wouldn’t fight again, he has enough money, and to face another knockout loss back to back will really cause further humiliation, look what happened to Roy Jones Jr., he was once an untouchable and dominant figure, but after he got knocked out back to back his image as a boxer was ruined, nobody cared about him anymore.
Pacquiao wasn’t a great technical boxer, and he was really guided well by his promotional team to give him the right opponents to make him look like a beast, he could have lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by decision and people would still praise him, but since he got knocked out the way he did, he lost his fans and he will only be remembered for being put to sleep face first by Juan Manuel Marquez and getting 3 gift decisions against him, all his other achievements like his 8 water downed titles in 8 different weight divisions will never be remembered, the first thing that will pop into peoples minds is that KO.
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