Manny Pacquiao’s apparent victory over Australian Jeff Horn on Saturday in Brisbane was viewed by judges as a defeat.
Those men were flawed in their scoring, but accurate in their assessment that Pacquiao has lost.
The 38-year-old’s reduction in attention, in reflexes and in his inability to finish a wounded and obscure foe officially sent the former seven-division world champion downward on the way to a retirement that will arrive at some inevitable date.
Hopefully, it will be sooner rather than later given Pacquiao’s important work in the Philippines as a senator. He’s sought to achieve important work, such as improving health care, education and a drug...