Pacquiao needs somebody close to him, whose opinion he respects, to tell him that enough is enough, that he looked shot against Ugas and fighting on from this point won't add to his legacy because he's not beating anybody at the top table any more. If he chooses to fight on, he'd need to beat somebody better than Ugas to enhance his legacy (Hopkins beating Pascal was impressive, but did it really enhance his legacy?), and what are the actual chances of him being able to do that? If most of the massive nationalistic fanbase, his team, his entourage, his hangers-on and the press don't tell him what he needs to know - that it's most likely downhill from here as he just doesn't have it any more, then he'll continue to fight until he gets a severe beating (possibly life changing) or gets horribly KTFO. It's no slight on Pac, that's just how ageing works. If you're a true fan of Pac, you don't want to see him taking losses like this at this point in his career. You can't have it both ways - oh if he wins he's number 1 of all time (lol, other fighters winning in their 40s didn't get the same recognition for beating good but not great opponents), if he loses 'oh well doesn't matter'. That's called having your cake and eating it and fu ck that, that's just rabid fanboyism. To use an example from one of Pac's opponents, Ricky Hatton came back from a layoff to fight Senchenko. Now, Hatton had a large, vocal fanbase in the UK, but they weren't clamouring to see him take further, potentially damaging fights once it was clear he didn't have it any more. Pac fans, who for whatever reason overwhelmingly seem to think his achievements are their achievements, seem to want Pac to 'go out on his shield', when it really won't add anything to his legacy other than possible damage. Does that sound like a positive sentiment? The best way that his family, his friends, team, legions of fans etc. can show this man that they care is to say 'time's up champ, you don't have it any more, time to enjoy your retirement, you've earned it'. Not to take fights vainly trying to recapture his former glory, or coming up with ridiculous takes on dropping weight and fighting dangerous current champions. How did dropping weight work for RJJ and Oscar when they were shot? Let him go, find yourselves another hero. How would everyone feel if Pacquiao starts taking real damage at this point? We all have our favourite fighters and debate who's better, who did more etc. but I don't think a REAL man wants to see fighters getting permanently damage from not knowing when to quit.