For quite some time now, it has appeared that the sport of boxing's days are numbered.
Fan-friendly bouts are few and far between. The heavyweight division is a complete waste of time, and promising prospects more often than not disappoint when put to the test.
As the talent continues to fade, it is becoming more and more difficult for promoters to find enticing or even competitive matchups.
This desperate state of affairs has placed a huge burden on boxing superstars to resurrect the sport, most of which has fallen on the shoulders of Pound-for-Pound kings Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
Many fans have cited a potentially lucrative showdown between Pacquiao and Mayweather as an influence in Pacquiao's controversial decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez this Saturday night.
Both Marquez fans and Pac fans submit that the promise of a big money payday may have played a role in causing them to give Manny more credit than he deserved.
Regardless of the decision, Marquez vs. Pacquiao revealed a few things that may play a part in the inevitable clash between Mayweather and Pacquiao.