Many observers no longer list Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2) on their list of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters.
They have plenty of evidence. Pacquiao was robbed of a victory when judges somehow gave Timothy Bradley a split decision last year. Then, Pacquiao got knocked out cold by rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December.
However, Pacquiao is still a substantial fighter. He was winning his fight against Marquez and had avenged an earlier knockdown in the fight with one of his own. He was dominating the sixth round until he got hit with the right hand that in the final seconds of the round that put him to sleep.
Saying Pacquiao was winning the sixth round is probably like saying the Titanic was getting the best of the North Atlantic until it hit that iceberg.
But the feeling here is that Pacquiao can still fight impressively, and if he gets a fifth chance against Marquez, he'll get a better result.