Originally Posted by bernie4366
He has the punch to hurt him and the energy to follow it up, so yes, Pac is a VERY dangerous fight for Floyd.
Respect has nothing to do with it. I gave him great respect for dealing with the situation about as well and expertly as it can possibly be dealt with. That doesn't change the fact that he was hurt pretty badly and a younger and more active fighter who actually went for the kill with gusto might have been able to finish him then and there.
I think you're vastly overrating how badly he was hurt. He buckled and held, that was it. It only took him about 5-10 seconds to recover. He wasn't hurt badly by any means. (Plus, Shane has always been a pretty good finisher. Again, no credit to Floyd and his ability to survive/avoid punches)