Manny Pacquiao has refused to call time on his 17-year professional boxing career following a sixth round knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez that left him lying face down on the canvas.
A first defeat to Marquez in four fights between the pair leaves 33-year-old Pacquiao with a record of 54 wins, five losses and two draws - and a much touted potential contest with Floyd Mayweather Junior to decide the sport’s unofficial best pound-pound fighter now seemingly further away than ever.
Referee Kenny Bayless, centre, holds back Juan Manuel Marquez, right, as Manny Pacquiao lies face down on the mat after being knocked out by Marquez. (AFP Photo)
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