haha well, the author makes some valid points, but i think he's off base for the most part.
Pacquaio didn't look good, but he by no means looked "shot." He looked more like he was having a bad night and Marquez threw a gameplan at him that he truly wasn't expecting. He's always had trouble with him - the man is truly his foil.
The idea that Marquez could have knocked him down is laughable. Marquez is no one punch KO artist, he's an accumulation of punishment type fighter, and there was no chance he was landing enough to do kayo damage on Pac. It just wasn't happening.
And to say that Pac looked "terrible" in recent outings is garbage. He did what he could against Mosley, who ran the whole night, and put a beating on Margarito that nobody - not Williams, not Cotto, not Clottey - could replicate. He didn't have the kayo power at that weight like say, Shane Mosley did, but he looked as fast as he ever has. He broke his damn orbital bone and nearly ended the guys career... I mean, c'mon.
That being said, I'll guarantee that Floyd sat there and watched this Marquez fight the same way Sugar Ray Leonard watched the Hagler-Mugabe fight back in the day before deciding he could beat him.
Pac looked shitty enough, for whatever reason, that Mayweather now knows in his head he can beat him. And he will. Pretty convincingly. But I've been saying this for the past couple years, and people just laughed at me. But, the one point the author makes that's true, and that I often reiterate, is that styles make fights.
That will be the difference.
BTW, I'm a far better writer than this dude too.