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Manny Pacquiao Has to Face Floyd Mayweather Jr. After Controversial Win

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Manny Pacquiao celebrates his majority decision victory against Juan Manuel Marquez in the WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 13, 2011

There is no way around it any longer.

After Manny Pacquiao's controversial victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in their third bout, there is no way that Pac-Man can continue on in his career without facing Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As horrible as it may seem, Pacquiao's legacy seems tarnished after the majority decision giving him the win against Marquez in Saturday night's fight in Las Vegas.

For the third time in his career Pac-Man faced off against Marquez. For the third time in his career it appeared Marquez won the bout.

He didn't.

Pacquiao is now 2-0-1 against Marquez. At least that's what the record books will say.

Fans are furious after the decision, and that should say a lot considering the massive support that usually flows in for Pac-Man.

As upset as some may be about the result, Pacquiao receiving the win is the best thing that could happen in the boxing world.

Now we should all finally get to see Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.

I'm not saying it will happen, but after the results from last night, there is no fighter left for either of these two to take the ring against.

They both know it.

Now, Pacquiao needs it more than ever. His legacy and ability is being questioned after last night's results.

How do you get it back? By facing off against Mayweather in the ring.

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