don't go that far yet....... how Luffy is going to beat Jimbei or Kuma is already in question...... don't need to mention Don yet, because even with Gear 2, Luffy won't be able to touch Don........ Blackbeard is still out of Luffy's league at the moment...... even Gear 3 is useless against Blackbeard......

and i agree...... this Ace vs Blackbeard thing sounds like a flashback of sort..... since it starts out something like "3 days ago.....".....

even one second ago can be consider a flashback.....

however, the panel borders of the chapter is not blackened, so is this really a flashback? or just Oda backpedalling to settle the issue first?