Let's face it, Pacquiao is not the same fighter who had spectacular wins against Ricky Hatton, Oscar dela Hoya, Erik Morales, and Miguel Cotto. His last three fights were proof of that (vs. Mosley, Marquez III, Bradley).
I believe he will lose his upcoming fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, if the judges call it properly. He made sure of that by starting his training camp very late. And changing his style will only ensure his loss. Also, I am quite sure he won't be able to muster his old fire back. He just doesn't have it anymore.
It would be best if Pacquiao retires after another bad performance, or a loss, to Marquez. Continuing to fight will only tarnish his hard-earned legacy. An all-too-probable knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. or even Saul Alvarez won't look good in his resume once he winds up his career.
So, boxing fans, just expect the totally expected: "Pacquiao may lose the upcoming fight." I am a big fan of Pacquiao, but it's not so hard to figure out that our idol is not the same fighter who ended the careers of Oscar dela Hoya and Ricky Hatton.
If Pacquiao wins, then great! But it would be best to expect a loss so you, Pacquiao fanatics, won't have a heart attack. My two cents lang po . . .
Pactards are indeed endangered species. The TS, who used to be one of the most solid pactards, has finally seen the light.