Re: Recovering from big knockout defeats
Returning from being crushed often depends on youth and time.
Pacquiao is short on both, so his odds don't seem good. You need time to ge the confidence back, time to recover, and time to make the adjustments that correct the problem(s) that got you caught.
That said, you can only get concussed like that so many times in a career. Manny doesn't want that to happen again, and it seems probable his chin might not be the same after last night. Once the rock cracks like that, it often stays chipped.