Manny's reaction was atypical of most fighters. he knew he won, everyone knew he won, but when he was declared loser, he accepted it quickly enough.
I was outraged as well but i quickly accepted the outcome in like 30 seconds after the announcement. I just thought the story was a lot better if he had lost than if he had won.
I am not implying that the fight was scripted. I am just saying that his loss caused a whole lot more buzz than if he had won.
Think about it. Now the road to mayweather is even clearer, because floyd might get to thinking "oh now's my chance, manny has slowed down". Uncharacteristically, he even said he thought Manny had won. Good signal.
In the End, I think Manny knew that winning does not always mean you have to Win every fight. Sometimes, you take a step back to take two steps forward.
If I were Manny, I would feel relieved. Losing one fight takes a monkey off his back. Now he can do what he should do....er...whatever it is he should do ... or does. Whatever. His loss does not detract his greatness and only serves as fuel for his mythology. Acceptance in this case was easy.
Good analysis. But still many believed that the punch was not that strong enough to knock him out.