For Pacquiao, will the beat go on?

Eight-division titlist wouldn't be the first to rebound from KO loss, but it's rare

Updated: November 21, 2013, 6:24 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Plenty of top boxers get brutally knocked out at some point in their career. But how many all-time greats recover from a big knockout and return to their once-lofty perch? It's uncommon.

Roberto Duran had some big wins after being flattened by Thomas Hearns via a brutal second-round knockout in 1984. Lennox Lewis rebounded from a crushing fifth-round knockout against Hasim Rahman to drill him in the rematch in 2001 and regain the heavyweight championship. Lewis then finished his career ...

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