Originally Posted by Miguel
No, it wasn't a lucky punch, it was a greatly timed punch - the luck about it was that Pacquiao left his chin open at a time when Marquez was really struggling - it was a life saver of an opportunity and it's lucky it arrived at that time. But the punch itself was brilliantly executed and timed.
Pacquiao looked far from shot - Pacquiao is not the first champion to take a punch like this. Look at Lennox Lewis against Rahman who is far inferior or Paul Wililams against Sergio. If you're off balance, falling forward with your chin exposed and someone bangs you with a punch you don't see you're down, no matter how good you are or how good your chin is.
Pacquiao looked far from a finished fighter, apart from the reckless wild punch that lead to his KO, it was almost vintage Pacquiao and Marquez was struggling big time
But the KO can have psychological effects - Pacquiao can go the way of Cotto or the way of Lennox Lewis
Great explanation there Miguel.
I didn't mean to say that JMM's win was because of a lucky punch. It was Pac's mistake for being careless. I'm just saying that the fight was really close and entertaining until the KO. I even thought Pac came back after the first knockdown and was ahead on the scorecards. JMM was bloodied as well. Let's me rephrase my question, does that fight prove that Pacquiao is no match to Marquez? What do you think about Pac/JMM 5?