Pacquiao facing disciplinary action for failing to disclose injury
Milan Ordoñez on May 05, 2015 03:29 PM
Photo credit: AP Images
MANILA - Manny Pacquiao is facing serious penalties after he and his camp failed to report his injury beforehand.
In a report by the Associated Press, Nevada Athletic Commission Francisco Aguilar was keen on further delving on the matter, particularly on why Team Pacquiao checked the “No” box on the questionnaire asking if Manny had any injury coming into the fight.
Moments after the “Fight of the Century” ended, Pacquiao himself confirmed that he indeed tore his shoulder during training. Trainer Freddie Roach added that they had contemplated on postponing the fight, but was objected by Manny, who mainly relied on immediate remedies through an anti-inflammatory shot that would be available for him to take on fight night.
However, he was denied with the medication by the Commission, noting that the request was filed a little too late.
A copy of the said questionnaire, where in Team Pacquiao checked the "No" box when asked if Manny had any prior injuries (HT: Kevin Iole)
"We will gather all the facts and follow the circumstances," Commission chairman Aguilar said. "At some point we will have some discussion. As a licensee of the commission you want to make sure fighters are giving you up-to-date information."
"Our job is to protect the health and safety of fighters and the integrity of the sport. We expect our fighters to be forthright."
On Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed that Pacquiao will be undergoing surgery this week, which can potentially keep him sidelined for nine months to a year.
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